A Woman’s Blooming Confidence

When the Camellia Blooms deserves 4/5 stars because of its enlightening representation of single motherhood. Raising a child is already a difficult journey, more so when you do it alone in a town full of judgemental people.

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Kadenang Ginto: My Complicated Relationship with Philippine Telenovelas

Regardless of the lessons that we can glean from Kadenang Ginto and other telenovelas, I think that we should level up, raise our standards, and keep up with the giants in the entertainment industry.

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Don’t Let Stereotypes Control Your Fate

Our Wayward Fate is like Frankly in Love minus the fake-dating trope. It explores one’s dilemma of being too Asian to be American (and vice versa).

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Do Arranged Relationships Stick Like Mehendi?

I gave A Match Made in Mehendi 3.5 stars because of its fresh take on traditional matchmaking. I don’t necessarily encourage arranged marriages, but I acknowledge their usefulness to people who are too shy and reserved to look for a romantic partner.

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I Almost Fell in Love with This Novel

Frankly in Love deserves 3.75 stars because of its educational content. You should read it if you want to read an #OwnVoices (authentic) book that explores the good and bad aspects of Korean culture.

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As Many Complaints as I Can Share

As Many Nows as I Can Get is predominantly for Liberal readers. If you’re looking for a love story with progressive ideologies, you might enjoy this daring debut.

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You Deserve to Devour This Rom-com

I highly recommend You Deserve Each Other because it comically illustrates how honesty and familiarity are prerequisites to a happy and fruitful marriage.

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Each Day in a Bookworm’s Life Is a Story

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a lovely book that’s perfect for book lovers. It’s a story about grief, love, friendship, and how books can be a huge part of a person’s life.

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Frankly, I’ve Never Been in Love

Thank you, Penguin Random House, for giving me an ARC of Frankly in Love and inspiring me to write about my nonexistent love life. …You have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your neck. (Song of Solomon 4:9b) Love is everywhere. You can experience it through various relationships. You can…

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The Artistry of Silence

The Silence Between Us is a profound and diverse novel. I recommend it because it’s a story that illustrates the tenacity of the deaf community.

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