Book and Food Pairing: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

The Book Title: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega Author: Crystal Maldonado Publisher:  Holiday House Release Date: 2/2/21 Genre: Fiction Age Range: Young Adult Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard. Harder when your whole life is on fire, though. Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. … More Book and Food Pairing: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Food and Book Pairing: Love and Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

The Book Title: Love and Olives Author: Jenna Evans Welch Publisher:  Simon Pulse Release Date: 11/10/20 Genre: Romance Age Range: Young Adult Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Santorini felt like an island holding its breath. As if it were keeping in a secret…Liv Varanakis doesn’t like to think about her father much, which makes sense—he fled to Greece when she was … More Food and Book Pairing: Love and Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Review: A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

Title: A Pho Love Story Author: Loan Le Publisher: Simon Schuster Books Release Date: 2/9/21 Genre: Romance Age Range: Young Adult Rating: ★★★★★ A Pho Love Story features Linh Mai and Bao Nguyen, whose parents own competing Vietnamese Restaurants in their California town. The two of them end up spending time together through assignments for their high school newspaper. Bao … More Review: A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

Food and Book Pairing: Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

The Book Title: Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop Author: Roselle Lim Publisher:  Berkeley Release Date: 8/4/20 Genre: Magical Realism Age Range: Adult Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Vanessa Yu never wanted to see people’s fortunes — or misfortunes — in tea leaves. Ever since she can remember, Vanessa Yu has been able to see people’s fortunes at the bottom of … More Food and Book Pairing: Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

ARC Review: Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Title: Down Comes the Night Author: Allison Saft Publisher: Wednesday Books Release Date: 3/2/21 Genre: Romantic Fantasy Age Range: Young Adult Rating: ★★★★ Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft centers around Wren Southerland, a healer in the Queen’s Guard whose reckless use of magic and disregard for rules has left her in disgrace. She is invited by the mysterious … More ARC Review: Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Food and Book Pairing: Home Work by Julie Andrews Edwards

The Book Title: Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years Author: Julie Andrews Edwards with Emma Walton Hamilton Publisher:  Hachette Books Release Date: 10/15/19 Genre: Memoir Age Range: Adult Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: In Home Work, the number one New York Times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage. … More Food and Book Pairing: Home Work by Julie Andrews Edwards