What guides your life decisions? Money? Career? Love? Family? The past? The future? Or some combination of these?
Had a great book club discussion on this one. Great characters and a great plot. Very enjoyable.
Meh. I just didn't get it. This book has been lingering on my TBR stack for a couple of years and I finally got to it. Billed as "heartbreaking and hilarious. Funny brash and honest full of wit, heart and smarts." personally I did not find this at all hilarious & only slightly heartbreaking. Honest? Probably but not witty. Just my opinion but I feel like this book was seriously over hyped. It probably raised my expectations unfairly. Just meh ?
Red & gold was my theme while looking for books at my thrift store today, I guess 🤷🏻♀️ been wanting The Wangs, but has anyone read House of Thieves?!? It sounded interesting 🤓
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I‘m trying to intentionally read more books by authors of color! SUPER excited about this one. Do y‘all have any suggestions?
@Oryx thank you soooo much! I had a suspicion you were my Santa but I am blown away with how good your choices were 💕merry Christmas to you and yours... and I hope you enjoy your #stuffedstockingswap 😉
Charles Wang became wealthy after moving to the US from China but has now lost everything in the Great Recession. We follow his travels across the country as he and his family grapple with their new circumstances. I feel this book would have benefited from some editing and I‘m frustrated by the ending, but Chang does a great job of showing realistic family dynamics and a non-white experience in the US.
This was a quirky, funny road trip across America story and I really enjoyed the experience. I loved the Wang's with all their fault and foibles. My only criticism was that it was a bit too slow moving in several spots, the story losing momentum or getting bogged down. Thankfully it picked up and a loved the ending.
Really good! A bit of a slow start for me but when they got to New Orleans, it was hard to put down. Different, funny, and heartwarming, this family adventure story takes the reader through time and space in the most wonderful of ways! #botm #MountTBR
Another book in my #BoTMChallenge with a low rating. 😕🤷🏻♀️ Oh well, here we go! 🤦🏻♀️
I've got one week between my last uni assignment and the start of my library placement. I'm dedicating the week to reading. How many of these do you think I can get through?
Holy cow! @CareBear Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful books (they look great), cat/book socks (I collect cat socks) and that awesome mug with Hilly sleeping on a book pile! I am thrilled to death. As for Hilly....treats are her favorite thing in the world which you can tell by her size. As for toys on a “string”...another favorite. Perhaps she will play a bit more and loose a few more ounces. 😳
You‘re the best! 😘
@RealLifeReading inspired me to join in on May‘s Asian Lit Bingo! I‘ll be working on the top row, for which four #mountTBR kindle books apply. I want to use A Time to Dance for the remaining prompt, but I don‘t know if I can get my hands on it. I‘m excited for this push to get through some owned books and read more Asian lit! #asianlitbingo
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“The #WangsvstheWorld is an outrageously funny tale about a wealthy Chinese-American family that loses it all, then takes a healing, uproarious road trip across the United States... Their spectacular fall from riches to rags brings the Wangs together in a way money never could. It‘s an epic family saga and an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America...” #TBR. The #roadtrip part made me think of a #Vacation! #ReadingResolutions
Starting this next on #primereading
Has anyone read this?
Sorry people but I am going to bail on this. I‘ve read over half but the characters are unlikeable and I have no empathy for any of them. Time to move on.
I just finished The Wangs vs the World! This year‘s Goodreads Challenge is complete🎉🥂 #readingchallenge
Update on Fall TBR Bingo:
🍂I‘ve almost finished The Wangs vs the World so I‘ve marked that square off.
🍂The Reason I Jump by Naoki Hogashida was my choice for the Free Space.
🍂All of these books were great, except for a dnf on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
🍂Up next will be either Lady Cop Makes Trouble or The Watchmaker of Filagree Street.
I literally freak out when i see fairly new releases at Goodwill!! Its like stumbling across a designer bag at tagsale!!
I finally made my own bingo card after seeing so many others on Litsy. I think this will be a fun way to continue working my way through my towering TBR pile. I have a few Book of the Month picks, a couple from my Kindle and several that I've picked up from library book sales.
I *finally* finished this. I feel like I‘ve been reading it forever, and would‘ve dropped it if it wasn‘t a book club book. I didn‘t think it was funny, more like sad desperation with a side of absurd. The writing is good, just didn‘t care for the story.
I'm not 100% sure how to translate this book to a visual medium, but I still totally think #thisshouldbeatvseries or at least a mini series. It's such a genius book--instantly catapulted into a small collection of favorites, for me. Plus, we need more Asian-Americans on television! #fallintobooks To be a show it would have to be very focused on slow dialogue and tension between people, or things unsaid I think--Mad Men style, as it were.
Can't handle all the fun visiting @Alicia aaaand almost done with the wangs vs the world