#2020bestnine

I’m so excited to drop my best 9 reads in 2020. Last year, my main focus was Asian Lit and I’m intending to keep it the same this year. I read a total of 75 books, ranging from Asian Lit to children books, general fiction to non-fiction. I rated most books 3-4.5 star, hardly any … More #2020bestnine

Stay With Me: An Impactful, Memorable Story || Book Review

Stay With Me Author: Ayobami Adebayo Publisher: Canongate Books Released: March 2nd 2017 Genre: Fiction Pages: 298 Format: Hardcover ‘There are things even love can’t do… If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces … More Stay With Me: An Impactful, Memorable Story || Book Review

BookXcess Haul Part 1: Books with Asian Representation

Hi there! I’ve been hauling lots of books these days so I thought why not making a content out of it. I know, brilliant right? If you notice, I did include Part 1 in the title, yes I did buy more, if you’re wondering. “Goodness sake, stop it Jessica!” Yup, that’s what I’m telling myself … More BookXcess Haul Part 1: Books with Asian Representation

Bangkok Wakes To Rain: I’m Still Unclear About It || A Book Review

Bangkok Wakes To Rain Author: Pitchaya Sudbanthad  Publisher: Sceptre Released: August 8th, 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 416 Format: Paperback Characters: Sammy, Nee, Nok, Pig, Mai, Clyde, Phineas, … A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of nineteenth-century Siam. A post-World War II society woman marries, … More Bangkok Wakes To Rain: I’m Still Unclear About It || A Book Review

The Silence of Bones by June Hur Blog Tour || A Book Review & Favourite Quotes

The Silence of Bones (ARC) Author: June Hur Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends Released: April 21st, 2020 Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery Pages: 336 Format: E-book Characters: Seol, Inspector Han, Officer Shim, … I have a mouth, but I mustn’t speak;Ears, but I mustn’t hear;Eyes, but I mustn’t see. 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old … More The Silence of Bones by June Hur Blog Tour || A Book Review & Favourite Quotes

The Last Paper Crane: Potentially a Heart-wrenching Young Adult Book || A Book Review

The Last Paper Crane Author: Kerry Drewery Publisher:  Hot Key Books Released: April, 2020 Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction Pages: 304 Format: Paperback Characters: Ichiro Ando, Keiko, Mizuki, … 1945, Hiroshima: Ichiro is a teenage boy relaxing at home with his friend Hiro. Moments later there is a blinding fl ash as the horrifi c nuclear bomb … More The Last Paper Crane: Potentially a Heart-wrenching Young Adult Book || A Book Review

How We Disappeared: An Important Story of Comfort Women || A Book Review

How We Disappeared Author: Jing-Jing Lee Publisher:  Oneworld Publications Released: February 6th, 2020 Genre: Historical fiction Pages: 352 Format: Paperback Characters: Ng Wang Di, Chia Soon Wei, Kevin Lim, … A novel set in Singapore about a woman who survived the Japanese occupation and a man who thought he had lost everything. Singapore, 1942. As Japanese … More How We Disappeared: An Important Story of Comfort Women || A Book Review

The Ghost Bride: 3 Reasons Why the Netflix Series is Better Than The Book|| 2 in 1 Review

The Ghost Bride Author: YangSze Choo Publisher:  Hot Key Books Released: 2013 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Pages: 390 Format: Paperback Characters: Li Lan, Tian Ching, Er Lang, Tian Bai, Amah, … “One evening, my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride…” Though ruled by British overlords, the Chinese of colonial Malaya still … More The Ghost Bride: 3 Reasons Why the Netflix Series is Better Than The Book|| 2 in 1 Review

When The Future Comes Too Soon (Malayan #2): I Have Lots To Say About This Sequel || A Rant Review

When The Future Comes Too Soon (Malayan #2) Author:  Selina Siak Chin Yoke Publisher: Amazon Crossing Released: January 18th, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 320 Format: Paperback Characters: Mei Foong, Weng Yu, Weng Yoon, Dora, … . Following the death of their matriarch, the lives of Chye Hoon’s family are turned upside down. Now that the British … More When The Future Comes Too Soon (Malayan #2): I Have Lots To Say About This Sequel || A Rant Review