• Reading Books for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Reading Favorites

    Did you know that May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month? Since President Carter issued Proclamation 4650 in 1979, May has been designated to pay tribute to the collective contributions and accomplishments of generations of Asian/Pacific Americans in American culture, history, and society. Being an Asian fresh off the boat, I recently found out about this celebration and was thrilled to know that while I have been reading Asian literature since my childhood, there is so much more left to explore, especially from the immigrant perspective. In the last few years, I also started exploring literature other than my own South Asian heritage and more focused on the…

  • Women's History Month Books To Read 2021

    Women’s History Month: Books That I Am Reading In March 2021

    “More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion. Imagine: if you can fall back on the 3.5 billion sisters, and the many good men who are with us, what could we possibly not achieve?” – Nicole Kidman Women’s History Month is here and I can’t keep calm! I have always read books written by and about women. There is a sense of belonging and relatability that just feels so comfortable to me while reading them. I have learned so much from the life lessons of real and fictional…

  • Fall Autumn Books Reading List 2020

    The New Normal: Fall Reading 2020

    2020 has been a roller coaster for everyone including me. Going through unexpected life changes and the lack of socializing took a toll on all our lives. When the pandemic hit, I was quarantined at home immediately starting in March to date. So needless to say, I am trying to figure out how to survive best in the new normal (as I am sure you are too). Reading Slump I went through several phases of reading in the last six months or so. First I started reading voraciously trying to utilize all the free time during my new quarantine experience. It was time for social and digital detox. Soon after…