Anxious People is a story about what happens when someone tries to rob cashless bank, and then panics and runs into an apartment viewing across the street, turning the bank robbery into a hostage situation.

I thought the story was charming, and definitely funny — there were a lot of quips and amusing phrases. However, I was bored for the majority of the book; maybe I missed the point of the book, which was to get to know the people in the story, but I wanted to get on the plot. The build-up and suspense was well-done, however, and I enjoyed the ending.

It’s an interesting story, but I’m not sure if I would recommend it.


So I indulged a little and stayed up way too late just to read this book all in one go.

The Midnight Library is about Nora Seed, a woman with depression who finds herself in between life and death — in the Midnight Library. She is given an infinite number…


It’s been a while since I picked up a book, and I’m glad I found the time to read again this winter break in between semesters. Suffice to say, I finished it in one day.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab is about a French girl living…


So writing a review for this one is a bit different from the others since a) I’ve read this book before and b) The Handmaid’s Tale is a famous classic and my opinion on it was basically already formed before I started reading. …


Girl, Woman, Other is easily one of the most insightful books I’ve ever read. In the light of events across North America (and the world), I looked for books by and about colored people and came across Girl, Woman, Other. …


I think I found this book in my digital library’s featured page, and I started reading it without knowing it was a children’s book…

Nevertheless, it was still a cute, fun read. Wonder is about August Pullman, a boy with a facial deformity, who begins school for the first time in his life in fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and the story follows him throughout his year there. The book also switches between perspectives of various characters.

As a children’s book, the language is appropriately simple. At some points you can tell this is an adult trying to write as a child, but overall it was a very heartwarming story. I would for sure recommend for children in elementary school :)


Note: my post might have some spoilers!

Never Let Me Go follows narrator Kathy and the children around her at a boarding school as they grow up. …


The cover on my version of the book

I’m Chinese and the original language for this book is Japanese, so I can’t speak to how well the translated English version reflects the original. My first thought while reading, though, was that the language flows strangely, in a way where if I hadn’t known it was translated and someone…

Maggie Yang

Hi! I’m a Canadian student studying Molecular and Cellular Biology at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. I love books and write my thoughts on them here!

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