Carrie Soto is Back is about the relationships of fathers and daughters, mentors and students wrapped in a fascinating tale about an unlikable underdog out to defend her honor or ego. Read Jowana's review on the blog.
The Diary of a Void is an interesting novel about women, work, and the womb. It’s made me think about not just what potentials babies hold, but what the potentials of women are. Read Jody's review on the blog.
The Book Eaters is good as it is: it’s dark, it’s absurd, and it’s both strange and familiar — it’s something to sink your (book)teeth into. Read Clifford's review on the blog.
At its very core, Babel is a novel structured around semiotics. The best reason to read this book would be for the imaginative world-building, the fantastic intersection between translation and magic, and the deep dives into all sorts of language-related facts. Read Jed's review on the blog.
We are expanding The First Look Club! Fully Booked is searching for more passionate readers who share the same love for reading and writing to help fellow book lovers discover their next great read to join the coolest club for book lovers. Read more on the blog.
Baek Sehee unpacks boxes that have to do with family, romantic relationships, work, her appearance, and the process of organizing all these isn’t clear cut—they get jumbled, misplaced, and brought out again and again even after being placed in the right spot. Read the review on the blog.
I love reading about leads of Asian descent, and it’s delightful to see a Filipino-American family in their overwhelmingly loving glory, complete with clingy lolas, doofus cousins, and children everywhere. Read Katya's review on the blog.
Counterfeit pulls off a very neat twist about two-thirds of the way in. It’s a story about friendship, family, criminal enterprises, and the Asian way of doing things. Read Jed's review on the blog.
Killers Amidst Killers is Billy Jensen’s harrowing account of the time he spent investigating a series of murders in Southern Ohio. Here, we only get a glimpse through stories told by their friends and family. Read Clifford's review on the blog.
Divided into eight parts and 50-plus short chapters, “Brown Girls” is a coming-of-age story of a group of brown-skinned girls living in Queens; each chapter marks their dreams and delusions, successes and failures, enlightenment and confusion, and happiness and heartbreaks. Read Jowana's review on the blog.