Tag: aoc

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

I’ve been hearing a lot about The Kiss Quotient, so I was really excited to finally read it.

The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton continues to weave a masterful web ensnaring my attention and my appreciation. The world of Orléans she has built has quickly become one that I long to return to.

Pride and Prejudice and Passports: A Modern Retelling by Corrie Garrett

I really enjoyed this book! The modern retelling of a classic book from a Mexican American family in the Trump era was a story line I did not see coming!

Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit In by Ayser Salman

Ayser’s story is the perfect juxtaposition between the immigrant trying to fit into American society as well as the Muslim Arab raised in America that no longer fits into Arabic society. Essentially, Ayser is in limbo between two worlds that she doesn’t quite fit into. No matter where she sits, she’s on the wrong end of the table.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

A Very Large Expanse of Sea transports us back to 2002 in the wake of 9/11 when tensions are high and negative extremist stereotypes of Muslims are rampant. Here, we meet Shirin, a 16 year-old Muslim-American who’s learning how to navigate high school in this new post-9/11 reality. Shirin is just like any other American girl, but those around her can only see her hijab and the prejudices that surround her choice of showing her faith.