2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Readers and Book Lovers

2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Readers and Book Lovers

If you're looking for holiday or "just because" gifts for yourself or the readers and book lovers in your life, keep reading for Tuma's Books gift guide.
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{Review} As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh

{Review} As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh

Check out my review of this love letter to Syria and its people. As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow is a speculative novel set amid the Syrian Revolution, burning with the fires of hope, love, and possibility.
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Quick Reviews: Sabrina & Corina, When We Make It, They Called Us Enemy, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow, and Asian American Histories of the United States
World Smile Day - Books that made me smile

World Smile Day - Books that made me smile

October 6th, 2022 is World Smile Day! So, I wanted to share some books that made me smile in case you wanted to grab them to spend the day with whenever you need a pick-me-up.
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{Review} Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango

{Review} Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango

Through this beautiful novel-in-verse, our young people can learn about healing through journaling, about the power of TALKING to the folks who care about them, about being a good friend, that therapy is nothing to be ashamed of, and so many other amazing lessons!
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A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman {REVIEW}

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman {REVIEW}

Highly recommend this novel-in-verse if you love poetic language, dance, and want to be immersed in a traditional Indian dance style you likely know little-to-nothing about.
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Quick Reviews: Dial A for Aunties, A Little Life, and The Bruising of Qilwa

Quick Reviews: Dial A for Aunties, A Little Life, and The Bruising of Qilwa

I've just finished book 31 of my new 40 book goal for 2022. Here are three reviews for recent reads: Dial A for Aunties, A Little Life, and The Bruising of Qilwa. What are you reading these days? Drop your own quick reviews in the comments. =)
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Recommendations: Diverse Romance with BIPOC Representation

Recommendations: Diverse Romance with BIPOC Representation

Last time, I shared some random musings about how often diverse romance pairs BIPOC women with white men. I'm back with recommendations! 

Check out these romance titles from Tuma's Books with diverse love interests.
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Diversity in Romance - Why are BIPOC women usually with White Men?

Diversity in Romance - Why are BIPOC women usually with White Men?

Why aren't the stories of BIPOC folx finding love with other BIPOC folx as popular? What message is this sending?
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Tuma Book Rant: Two Times Removed, edited by Tiara Jade Chutkhan (Review)

Tuma Book Rant: Two Times Removed, edited by Tiara Jade Chutkhan (Review)

Review of Two Times Removed: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Fiction, edited by Tiara Jade Chutkhan
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Join My Summer Reading Challenge!

Join My Summer Reading Challenge!

Read diverse books all summer long and earn prizes!
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Free Books for Bronx Youth with your help!

Make a lot investment! Your donations will go to giving away free books at Bronx Youth Event on July 9th!
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