About Me and My Blog

Hi there!!

I’m May (she/her), a Thai American book blogger and reviewer, and I love reading to escape the prison of existence! I’m an enthusiast for QPOC, Asians, and morally grey girls in books, but beyond reading, I enjoy writing, dance, language, and music. On my blog you should expect to see me talking about books, diversity & representation, and, every once in a while, my writing!



  • Though young adult books were my first love and I still read them, I’ve grown beyond them and read mainly adult fiction now! I’m also primarily a fantasy reader.
  • I love to write, though most of the time you’ll probably find me not writing, unfortunately. I typically write fabulist mishmashes, have tried my hand at fantasy, and also make an attempt at poetry.
  • I dance (a lot of styles), I can play the piano and drums, and I’m learning French, Spanish, and Thai!
  • I listen to mostly indie/alternative music, and some my favorite artists are Cage the Elephant, Rina Sawayama, The Happy Fits, The Neighbourhood, and MARINA.
  • I’m currently a high school student, so you can (accurately) assume that at any given moment I am stressed out.



  • On my blog, you can find book lists, book reviews, discussions, helpful guides, and more!
  • Most of my posts have been centered on young adult books, but as my tastes have grown, you’ll likely see other books as well. A majority of what I read and talk about are diverse books because I aim to prioritize and promote marginalized authors.
  • I’ve been blogging since January 2017, and I’ve loved it ever since! (Most of my 2017 posts are privated now, because I cannot handle the idea of anyone looking back and seeing how embarrassing I was.)
  • You may know me for my love for mangoes, my overuse of parentheses, my passion for Asian books, or hosting the Book Blogger Awards!
  • When you see “the Mango Queen demands your opinions” as the comment prompt… look away. I regret every single thing 2017 me did on this blog, and the option to change this rather unfortunate prompt has disappeared. This is my one shame.
  • I’m open to working with authors and publishers: You can contact me here!



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353 thoughts on “About Me and My Blog

  1. Hi! I just came across your blog and I we seem a lot alike, honestly.☺️ I’m a fellow teen blogger and love love love reading/writing, though I don’t blog about it much, every once in a while I do. I also am on the journey of fighting mental illness and hoping to empower others to love themselves along the way! I love your blog, I hope to read lots of your posts!! Keep up the good work, lovely, you’re doing great!💗

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    1. Gayle, thank you so much!! I’m so glad you love my blog ☺💗 I’m wishing you all the love and luck on your fight with mental illness and I would love to check out your blog if you give) me a link! 💕 (The one linked to your name is deleted 😅)

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  2. Hi May! I just discovered your blog and we really do have a lot in common! I’m Asian (Indian), I think Thai food’s the BEST, reading is huge in my life, I love Rick Riordan, and I’m also going through some tough times :)
    Your blog made my day. I hope you liked my (newbie) blog just as much as I like yours!


  3. Hi, May! I just came across your blog and LOVE it! Your post writing style is so awesome and the design is gorgeous! It’s sooooo nice to meet another mango lover (they’re the absolute best :D ), and I really like YA contemporary as well. And I can definitely relate…I love writing but most of the time you can find me *not* writing and basically procrastinating everything.

    Anyways, I’m totally looking forward to more posts from you! 💛💛

    — Ash | ashronnel.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry for getting to this comment so late!! I’m so happy and honored you like my blog, that means the world for me to hear 😭💗 And aahh I’ve been eating more mangoes lately and I’ve forgotten just how much I love them!! Thank you so much, and good luck with your writing! I’m sure you’re doing better with it than I am lmao!! <3

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  4. Hi May ! I am not exactly a teen blogger….I just turned 12 in June…we have so much in common I too love mangoes, thai food ,I am an Asian and love Pjo…you have a great blog…I love your writing style….and the layout of your blog is so nice….may I ask which theme do you use and which tool did you use to make such pretty graphics….hope you like my one month old blog too


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