People From My Neighbourhood: I Need to Read More Japanese Micro-Fiction || A Book Review

People From My Neighbourhood (ARC) Author: Hiromi Kawakami Publisher: Granta Books Released: August 6th, 2020 Genre: Short stories Pages: 128 Format: ARC (Paperback) Take a story and shrink it. Make it tiny, so small it can fit in the palm of your hand. Carry the story with you everywhere, let it sit with you while you … More People From My Neighbourhood: I Need to Read More Japanese Micro-Fiction || A Book Review

The Girl and The Ghost: A Cute MG Book Starring A Cute (Yet Scary) Pelesit Named Pink || A Book Review

The Girl and The Ghost (ARC) Author: Hanna Alkaf Publisher: Harpercollins Released: August 4th, 2020 Genre: Middle Grade, Fiction Pages: 288 Format: e-ARC (Edelweiss) Characters: Suraya (Sooz), Jing, Pink, Mama, Pawang, … I am a dark spirit, the ghost announced grandly. I am your inheritance, your grandmother’s legacy. I am yours to command. Suraya is delighted when her … More The Girl and The Ghost: A Cute MG Book Starring A Cute (Yet Scary) Pelesit Named Pink || A Book Review

Escape from Happy Palace by Jai Patel || Author Q&A

Hello! So in May this year I got the chance to read a debut novel by a fellow Malaysian author. I’m so happy to discover another book set in Malaysia and about Malaysians. You can see Malaysians of different backgrounds and varied experiences in Escape from Happy Palace. Read my full review by clicking the … More Escape from Happy Palace by Jai Patel || Author Q&A

Silver Sparrow || A Book Review

Silver Sparrow Author: Tayari Jones Publisher: Oneworld Publications Released: March 19th, 2020 Genre: Fiction Pages: 350 Format: Hardback Characters: Dana Lynn Yarboro, Chaurisse Witherspoon, Gwen , James Witherspoon, Raleigh Witherspoon, Laverne Witherspoon, … With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, … More Silver Sparrow || A Book Review

Doing My First Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! || Year 2020

Hi there! This is my first time doing this tag and I’m very much excited about it. It’s already July and we’re halfway through 2020. Whew! Time sure flies. So far in 2020, I’ve read 41 books and it has exceeded my initial Goodreads goal, which I’m super glad about! Out of 41 books, 30 … More Doing My First Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! || Year 2020

House of Koi: My Childhood Memories || A Book Review

House of Koi Author: Lilian Li Publisher: New Degree Press Released: December 2nd, 2019 Genre: Young Adult, Fiction Pages: 400 Format: Paperback Characters: Mila Chu, Sean (Xian), Popo (Grandma), Jane, Ming, … House of Koi follows Mila as she strives to reconcile the person she became in an effort to fit into her American international school … More House of Koi: My Childhood Memories || A Book Review

Last Tang Standing: Unpopular Opinions Alert || A Book Review

Last Tang Standing (ARC) Author: Lauren Ho Publisher: HarperCollins Released: June 11th, 2020 Genre: Fiction, Romance, Chick Lit Pages: 416 Format: e-ARC (Netgalley UK) Characters: Andrea Tang, Linda, Eric Deng, Melissa, Suresh, … At thirty-three, Andrea Tang is living the dream: she has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and a clutch of fun-loving … More Last Tang Standing: Unpopular Opinions Alert || A Book Review