Hey guys! Today I thought I would share with you some of the authors I read that were new to me this year. I originally wanted to talk about all of them but I had a lot. So I decided I would just narrow it down. I wanted to talk about authors I enjoyed and would pick up more of their books. So let’s dive in to see who those authors are.
Tag: The Last Story of Mina Lee
Hey guys! I can’t believe I am already sharing with you my August wrap-up. Honestly it feels like August just stared yesterday. The end of the year is flying by and I’m kinda glad. I know plenty of us are just ready for this year to be over. I have been getting a lot more reading in as of late. I’m really happy about that. I still have so many books to get to. I did make a list of books I wanted to get to this year and I’m not sure I’m going to make it. I might try to squeeze them in but same time kinda been all over the place with what I want to read. Anyway, let’s dive in and see what I read in August! Continue reading “August Wrap-up”
Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Make Me Hungry
Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books that Make Me Hungry. This is such a fun Top Ten Tuesday theme. I can’t say no to some good food. I always get jealous when the characters in books food sounds good and I can’t have any. I did try to pick books that I remember them mentioning food that sounded good. Unfortunately I don’t remember every book that mentions food so one or two of these might just be because they have food on the cover. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Make Me Hungry”
Blog Tour: The Last Story of Mina Lee By Nancy Jooyoun Kim
The Last Story of Mina Lee By Nancy Jooyoun Kim
Pages: 409 pages
Publication Date: September 1st 2020
Publisher: Park Row Books
Buy Links: Harlequin, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books-A-Million, Powell’s
Synopsis: (on sale: September 1, 2020; Park Row Books; Hardcover; $27.99 US/ $34.99 CAN). opens when Margot Lee’s mother, Mina, doesn’t return her calls. It’s a mystery to twenty-six-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, Los Angeles, and finds that her mother has suspiciously died. The discovery sends Margot digging through the past, unraveling the tenuous and invisible strings that held together her single mother’s life as a Korean War orphan and an undocumented immigrant, only to realize how little she truly knew about her mother.
Interwoven with Margot’s present-day search is Mina’s story of her first year in Los Angeles as she navigates the promises and perils of the American myth of reinvention. While she’s barely earning a living by stocking shelves at a Korean grocery store, the last thing Mina ever expects is to fall in love. But that love story sets in motion a series of events that have consequences for years to come, leading up to the truth of what happened the night of her death.
Author Bio: Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nancy Jooyoun Kim is a graduate of UCLA and the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins, The Offing, the blogs of Prairie Schooner and Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her essay, “Love (or Live Cargo),” was performed for NPR/PRI’s Selected Shorts in 2017 with stories by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Phil Klay, and Etgar Keret. THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE is her first novel.
Social Links: Author Website, Twitter: @njooyounkim, Instagram: @njooyounkim, Goodreads
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My August TBR
Hey guys! I can’t believe I am already sharing my August TBR with you all. This year has flown by but also felt so slow. Since I had such a good reading month in July I decided I would set a TBR for myself. The books on this list are the main ones I want to get to. I do have some books on hold at the library that might come in, so might squeeze those in too. Right now these are the main ones I would really like to get to. I actually already finished one before even posting this. Let’s dive in to see what I’d like to read in August. Continue reading “My August TBR”