A new season, 4 new recommended reads! Time to curl up under a blanket with warm socks and a steaming cup of tea. 1. American Panda by Gloria Chao. 17-year-old Mei has her whole life laid out for her by her rigid Taiwanese-American parents: work hard, get into MIT, become a doctor, marry a...

Speaking of rom-coms, if the buzz about author Helen Hoang's debut novel The Kiss Quotient hasn't hit you yet, then let me be the one to tell you that this gender-swapped take on Pretty Woman featuring diverse leads is a must-read. Protagonist Stella is a highly successful econometrician who...

But overall the book is an intriguing read for anyone who's interested in popular culture and youth psychology.

What have you been reading this summer?

" I found the constantly shifting perspectives and the fact that all the narrators are unreliable disorienting at first, particularly since I was only reading a couple of pages at a time late at night before bed—I'd have to flip back at least 5 pages to re-orient myself and see which points...

first full-time job, reading for pleasure often fell by the wayside. That's something I'd like to change going forward as the winter break (and my subsequent bouts of sickness) made me rediscover the joy of picking up a real book. Here are a few I've enjoyed recently. What are you...

I'm so happy to report that since my last book round-up in January, I've continued to read voraciously in the past couple of months. "Love, love, love" seems to be the underlying theme of my latest round-up as my tastes tended towards lighthearted YA and uplifting romances. Here's a look at...

Has anyone else been following the movie casting gossip as closely as I have? What's on your reading list this summer? Let me know in the comments! And if you're looking for other book recommendations, check out my round-ups from January, March, and May. Shop the post

Now that summer is upon us and TV shows have started rerunning, I thought it might be nice to revive the book reviews feature on this blog in case you're looking for your next great beach read. First up: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle. Excuse for a moment the horridly cheesy cover and...

Bridget lives with longtime beau Eric in San Francisco and feels herself settling down but growing restless. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to a man none of her friends like. Lena immerses herself in art and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design, trying to forget...

 

Related shopping