A blog dedicated to all my tender curiosities.
“I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”The Great Gatsby
A tender curiosity is the subtle feeling I get when I start a book that might just become my next favorite.
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10 Most Anticipated Books of 2023
New year, new books to get excited about! I fell off the reading wagon in the latter half of 2022 because of life got overwhelming but there are so many books I can’t wait to read this year. As usual, my most-anticipated list features many books by Asian authors (some familiar and some new), some…
5 Reasons Why You Should Read A Far Wilder Magic 🌿
After reading Allison Saft’s A Far Wilder Magic, I’ve developed a newfound hunger for stories steeped in magic and romance. From the world-building to the prose, I was swept away into an all-consuming atmospheric world of alchemy, mythical hunts, and high stakes. Here are five reasons why you should pick up this fantasy romance! 1.…
ARC Review: A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee
When I read the synopsis of A Thousand Steps into Night, the first thing I thought of was Nezuko from Demon Slayer. A girl embarking on a journey to reverse the curse turning her into a demon? Japanese-inspired fantasy with feral gods, curious monsters, and vengeful demons? I knew this book would be a pure…
🎧 Audiobook Review: Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of the biggest authors in the book community. From bookstagram to booktok, her stories are often praised for the masterful storytelling and unforgettable characters. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (2017) and Daisy Jones & The Six (2019) were the ones I’ve been recommended the most, and the ones I’ve…
New to Korean webcomics? Start here! ft. @readbytiffany ♡
South Korean webcomics, webtoons, or manhwa are digital comics that have gained popularity globally in the last decade. These full-colored comics are read from top to bottom as they’re published in one long vertical strip, meant for reading on a smartphone or computer. In the past year or two it’s become one of my most…
Review: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan, a lush & magical romantic fantasy
Daughter of the Moon Goddess is finally here! I was lucky enough to read it last year and I absolutely adored it. Whether it was flying on clouds, strolling through a mystical night market, or riding the claws of a venerable dragon, everything was so vividly painted. Sweeping adventures that took us through the Celestial…