The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club is an American classic not only as a tale of immigrants but also of mothers and daughters. It features the stories of four mother-daughter pairs, all of whom have their own personalities and backstories. Of the characters, I liked Lindo Jong the most. All of their stories were compelling, but IContinue reading “The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan”

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

Marisa Kanter’s What I Like About You is a light and refreshing read about Halle, a teen book blogger whose online and real-world identities collide. There was a time when the idea of having two worlds was unthinkable, but it is quite common today, even for people who don’t craft separate names or identities onContinue reading “What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter”

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is the only economics book that didn’t make me feel like I was in over my head when I was reading it. The idea behind it is that although basic economic theory assumes that people will always make rational decisions, behavioral economics shows otherwise. These conclusionsContinue reading “Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely”