In an incredibly moving chronicle of love, hope, desperation, and perseverance, a young North Korean couple risks life and limb to escape the country and reunite. It begs the question: What would you be willing to do in order to survive?
A five-star rating means I loved the book. These are books that I’d recommend to just about anyone, especially as an introduction to a specific genre because I feel it represents the best— it’s just that good.
A Girl Like You by Cari Scribner
A Girl Like You is an enjoyable romp that reels you into Jessica’s slice of post-menopausal singledom— online dating disasters, sexual triumphs, and all.
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Second First Impressions is a delightful slice of warm, indulgent romance, featuring a sexy and sociable male lead, endangered tortoises, meddling friends, a touch of family baggage, and of course, a female protagonist who has no idea just how much she has to offer.
Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
Choi’s latest release is poignant and personal, absurdly honest, raw, and individual in all its fury. And it’s terrific.
Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur
Folklorn is a haunting, dizzying, and evocative novel from author Angela Mi Young Hur.
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
All the Stars and Teeth has the excitement of a swashbuckling pirate’s tale paired with the inspiring story of a strong female heroine, and I loved every page of it.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Pachinko is the type of sweeping, evocative novel that’ll leave you breathless, and humbled, and unwilling to part with the characters.
Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles
Ikigai is the type of book you’ll read, highlight to death, and then keep on your bedside stand for the foreseeable future— for frequent re-reading and referencing, of course. Reading this book was, in and of itself, a meditative experience. While the book is, as the title suggests, focused on achieving ikigai, the authors skillfully incorporated complementary… Continue reading Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles
Verity by Colleen Hoover
Verity, a Romantic Suspense Thriller by author Colleen Hoover, is the type of story that creeps its creepy little way to the darkest corners of your mind, digging its claws in and sticking there, keeping you in thrall well after you’ve finished the last sentence. You’ll be left breathless, not necessarily because of how twisted the story… Continue reading Verity by Colleen Hoover
Atomic Habits by James Clear
If you already follow author James Clear, Atomic Habits will feel familiar. For those who are new to his content, it’s a great introduction! Atomic Habits is a testament to James’ expertise in the art of productivity and effectively leads the reader from context to concrete strategy in an approachable and practical way. Atomic Habits… Continue reading Atomic Habits by James Clear