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Notes about my ratings:

  • books with a 5/5 star rating are reserved for absolute favourites;
  • most of my ratings are intuitive and relative to books within the same genre, by the same author, or tackling specific subject matters or themes;
  • the way I rate has changed across the years; be sure to check when the review was published!

Review Count: 153


Epic Crush of Genie Lo, The – F.C. Yee
Forever, Interrupted – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Maybe in Another Life – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Memory of Light, The – Francisco X. Stork
Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
Remains of the Day, The – Kazuo Ishiguro
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Want – Cindy Pon


Always and Forever, Lara Jean – Jenny Han
Amina’s Voice – Hena Khan
Complicit – Stephanie Kuehn
Exo – Fonda Lee
Flying Lessons and Other Stories – Ellen Oh (editor)
For Today I Am A Boy – Kim Fu
Freedom Swimmer – Wai Chim
Handmaid’s Tale, The – Margaret Atwood
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World – Haruki Murakami
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The – Douglas Adam
Monsters of Men – Patrick Ness
More Happy Than Not – Adam Silvera
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall – Kazuo Ishiguro
Paper Menagerie, The – Ken Liu
Red Rising – Pierce Brown
Seven Tears at High Tide – C.B. Lee
Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho
Under a Painted Sky – Stacey Lee
Unteachable – Leah Raeder
Vicious – V.E. Schwab
When Michael Met Mina – Randa Abdel Fattah
Winner’s Crime, The – Marie Rutkoski


After I Do – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Ask and the Answer, The – Patrick Ness
Beauty Queens – Libba Bray
Black Iris – Leah Raeder
Black Looks: Race and Representation – bell hooks
Bone Witch, The – Rin Chupeco
Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson
Catcher in the Rye, The – J.D. Salinger
Charm & Strange – Stephanie Kuehn
Delicate Monsters – Stephanie Kuehn
Down Among Sticks and Bones – Seanan McGuire
Forbidden Wish, The – Jessica Khoury
Gambit – C.L. Denault
Golden Son – Pierce Brown
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between – Jennifer Smith
Into White – Randi Pink
Knife of Never Letting Go, The – Patrick Ness
Martian, The – Andy Weir
Not If I See You First – Eric Lindstrom
Not Your Villain – C.B. Lee
One True Loves – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Rose Society, The – Marie Lu
Saga, Volume 1 – Brian Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Secret of a Heart Note, The – Stacey Lee
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli
Soul of Man Under Socialism, The – Oscar Wilde
Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, The – Leslye Walton
Succubus Blues – Richelle Mead
Sun Is Also A Star, The – Nicola Yoon
Terracotta Bride, The – Zen Cho
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon
Winner’s Curse, The – Marie Rutkoski
Winner’s Kiss, The – Marie Rutkoski


A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
Eternity Cure, The – Julie Kagawa
Falling into Place – Amy Zhang
Free to Fall – Lauren Miller
Gameboard of the Gods – Richelle Mead
Girl From Everywhere, The – Heidi Heilig
Hex – Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Hiding Places, The – Catherine Robertson
Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, The – Sun-Mi Hwang
I Believe In a Thing Called Love – Maurene Goo
If I Stay – Gayle Forman
In Real Life – Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Córdova
Leaving Time – Jodi Picoult
Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley
One – Sarah Crossan
Requiem for a Dream – Hubert Selby Jr.
Ruby Circle, The – Richelle Mead
Silver Linings Playbook, The – Matthew Quick
Stranger, The – Albert Camus
Walk on Earth a Stranger – Rae Carson
Wendy Darling: Stars – Colleen Oakes
Young Elites, The – Marie Lu


A Thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Angelfall – Susan Ee
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas
Foreplay – Sophie Jordan
Forget Tomorrow – Pintip Dunn
Frostblood – Elly Blake
Girl in Translation – Jean Kwok
Golden Widows, The – Isole Martyn
Immortal Rules, The – Julie Kagawa
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
Love Letters to the Dead – Ava Dellaira
Raven Boys, The – Maggie Stiefvater
Rebel Belle – Rachel Hawkins
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
Shadow Society, The – Marie Rutkoski
Speak – Lauren Halse Anderson
Through the Ever Night – Veronica Rossi
Truth About Forever, The – Sarah Dessen
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen


All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
Chaos of Stars, The – Kiersten White
Into the Still Blue – Veronica Rossi
These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Tiger’s Watch, The – Julie Ember
Under the Never Sky – Veronica Rossi


A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
Cinder – Marissa Meyer
Descent – Katie O’Sullivan
I Was Here – Gayle Forman
Made You Up – Francesca Zappia
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
Never Never – Tarryn Fisher and Colleen Hoover
Nirvana – J.R. Stewart
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
The Selection – Kiera Cass
Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas


Burning Glass – Kathryn Purdie
Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare
Divergent – Veronica Roth
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Fifth Wave, The – Rick Yancey
Forever Song, The – Julie Kagawa
Insurgent – Veronica Roth
Lullabies – Lang Leav


A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks
DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, The – Kody Keplinger
Frostfire – Amanda Hocking
Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse, The – Daphne Lamb
Leveller, The – Julia Durango
Love & Misadventures – Lang Leav
Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher