#2021bestnine

Hi bookish peeps. It’s a new year and we still have the old me, always late to update my best and worst reads of the year. I hope I’m still not too late and great news is, in 2021, I would say I don’t have any bad reads, maybe some dnfs but I don’t feel … More #2021bestnine

Ancika: Dia Yang Bersamaku Tahun 1995 || Ulasan Buku/ Indonesian Language Book Review

Hello and welcome to my dusty book blog. I’m here today to review one of my top favourite Indonesian book series. It’s unusual for me to thoroughly enjoy cringey novels but here we are today. Pidi Baiq has that magic touch that will make you smile like a fool throughout the book with his charming … More Ancika: Dia Yang Bersamaku Tahun 1995 || Ulasan Buku/ Indonesian Language Book Review

Shantih Shantih Shantih: A Peek Into Everyday Singaporeans’ Life || A Book Review

Shantih Shantih Shantih (ARC) Author: Daryl Qilin Yam Publisher: Math Paper Press Released: October 2021 Genre: Fiction Pages: 124 Format: Hardcover Characters: Jalil, Dinah, Marilyn, Arman, … An art student chances upon a former fling at Punggol MRT station. A reporter lies awake at four in the morning, chronically unable to sleep. Two men lie in … More Shantih Shantih Shantih: A Peek Into Everyday Singaporeans’ Life || A Book Review

Heaven: Have You Ever Got Bullied? || A Book Review

Heaven Author: Mieko Kawakami Publisher: Picador Released: June 10th, 2021 Genre: Fiction Pages: 167 Format: Paperback Characters: Eyes, Kojima, Momose, Ninomiya, … Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami’s novel is told in the voice of a fourteen-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy … More Heaven: Have You Ever Got Bullied? || A Book Review

Familiar Things: Life At The Landfill || A Book Review

Familiar Things Author: Hwang Sok-Yong Translator: Sora Kim-Russell Publisher: Scribe Released: July 12th 2018 Genre: Fiction Pages: 224 Format: Paperback Characters: Bugeye, Baldspot, Bugeye’s mother, Scrawny’s mama, Peddler Grandpa, Baron, … When 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother arrive at Flower Island — a vast landfill site on the outskirts of Seoul — they soon become part … More Familiar Things: Life At The Landfill || A Book Review

My Brilliant Life: How It’s Like to Live with Progeria || A Book Review

My Brilliant Life Author: Kim Ae-ran Translator: Chi-Young Kim Publisher: Forge Released: January 26th, 2021 Genre: Fiction Pages: 203 Format: Paperback Characters: Areum, Daesu, Mira, Grandpa Jang, … Ae-ran Kim’s My Brilliant Life explores family bonds and out-of-the-ordinary friendships, interweaving the past and present of a tight-knit family, finding joy and happiness in even the most … More My Brilliant Life: How It’s Like to Live with Progeria || A Book Review