My Top 5 Favorite Diverse Romantic Couples in Celebration of Valentine’s Day!! (aka None of You Are Surprised)

I hate Valentine’s Day!

Call me a cynic but I just. feel so weird about getting sappy and sentimental (not really). I know I do it quite often but I like to appear Cold and Unemotional (not really) and Valentine’s Day just messes it all up!

BUT I do appreciate a good sappy romantic post now and then (not really), which is why today I’m going to share some of my favorite diverse romantic relationships!! I don’t know how I managed to narrow it down to just 5, but I love all of them very much.

Also, I just wanted to note how weird it is that while most fictional books have romance, I feel like in contemporaries it’s more prominent (since in fantasies there’s a whole lot of other things happening, like being on the Brink of Death), yet fantasy ships are the ones I find myself and others obsessing over the most??? I don’t know, just a weird thing I noticed!

NOTE: I’ve also included my favorite art of the couple as well! All art is credited of course, and I love them so much and looking at them makes me cry.
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The Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019: Sign-Up/Update Post + Tentative TBR!

My brand? Asian books.

I mean, I’m Asian so of course you would find me hyping up all the Asian books ever, and I know people who’ve followed my blog can confirm that I never shut up about them.

So obviously, when four of my favorite bloggers, LilyVicky, Shealea, and CW announced a year-long reading challenge for 2019 to read as many books by Asian authors as possible, I naturally got started on my official sign-up/update post immediately!!

(Click on the hosts’ names to find out more about the challenge! You can sign up here.)

Recently I collaborated with Cait @ Paper Fury to predict “trends” for 2019’s YA, and one of my predictions was that there would be a LOT of Asian books/fantasies. This was backed up by my last post, featuring 12/30 upcoming books by Asian authors. So I love that the hosts decided to create this challenge for 2019, because it truly is the Year of the Asian and I could not be more excited!

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My Most Anticipated YA Books Releasing January through July ft. a Lot of Asian Fantasies and Diverse Books in General!

2019 looks like it’s going to kill me.

In a good way, because of all the amazing books coming out this year, that I literally can’t !! wait !! to !! read !!

There are so many amazing YA releases for 2019 that I couldn’t resist making a whole post on my most anticipated! I tried to choose only 4 books per month, but I cheated a bit and stretched it to 5 for some. (I have no regrets.)

Everything is in order of release date!! The logical, reasonable side of me says that I should have done January through June, so that it would be my most anticipated releases for the first half of the year, but books I’m REALLY excited about are publishing in July so… why not!!

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Goodbye 2018: The End of Year Book Survey, ft. Favorite Books, Disappointing Reads, and Stats and Graphs!!

[screams] I LOVE WRITING THESE POSTS SO MUCH!!!

Every time it’s the end of the year I get so excited because I know I’m going to be able to write these super fun, amazing book wrap-ups. I mean, formatting all the book covers is a pain, but talking about my year??? In books???? So good.

Today I’m linking up with the amazing End of Year Book Survey by The Perpetual Page Turner and answering a bunch of questions about my 2018 in books! (Not doing all the questions, though, because this post is already SUPER long.) I’ll also be talking about some reading stats that I kept track of by myself, with the help of some graphs!!

(Shh I know it’s not the end of the year anymore but it still counts!!!)

UPDATE: This post ended up taking about 5 hours to make and I am exhausted please show this post and ME some love I feel dead.

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Goodbye 2018: Things I Accomplished (and Also Unfortunately Didn’t) This Year!

Hi, I’m May and sometimes my self-worth depends on my productivity. 

I love opening up posts with lines that are way too personal!!!

Okay, but I’m like actually 100% serious about this. I know it’s bad and it’s a really destructive mindset to have but I’m working on it!!

Today, as a part of me attempting to improve, I’m writing a completely unbiased post about what I have and haven’t been able to accomplish this year. I’m not judging myself for what I couldn’t do, because I deserve to be good to myself!

(Also this is another short post?? Who am I??? Where did over-1k-word-blog-post May go??)

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