Behind the Blog

At the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris (Summer, 2019)

Hi! This is Bidisha.

I'm a South Asian book reviewer obsessed about Young Adult literature. I'm especially interested in contemporary stories that highlight BIPOC and QPOC voices. 

I love the fun romcoms, the serious issue books, the SFF mirroring real world politics, the ghost stories, the thrillers that dig beneath the surface, the quiet magic realism. 

This isn't a comprehensive list in any way, but some of the YA authors I admire are:

Courtney Summers
Jason Reynolds
Elizabeth Acevedo
Adib Khorram
Natasha Diaz
Angie Thomas
Tiffany Jackson
Jandy Nelson
Jaclyn Moriarty
Becky Albertalli
Juno Dawson
Nova Ren Suma

If I'm not reading, I'm planning my next beach vacation, getting my manuscript query-ready, staying awake on endless cups of caffeine or you know, the usual, buying more books than I have shelf space for.

You can find me at the following places:


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