When I moved to the United States (see background section), I wanted to learn English as fast as I could. Besides practicing my English with my friends in high school, I spent a lot of time reading. Initially, I read for the sake of improving my English. However, as I kept reading more books, I became fascinated with how books can teleport the reader into a different world! Reading then became, very quickly, one of my favorite hobbies. I also really like going to libraries to do schoolwork, or just simply read while surrounded by books. I recently found out that audiobooks help a lot with continuing to read books while balancing a busy life. Oftentimes, I listen to audiobooks while doing the dishes, brushing my teeth, etc. This realization has allowed me to continue enjoying reading while balancing schoolwork, research, and other responsibilities.

Here are some of my favorite books and series: