Book Review | The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Authour: Viet Thanh Nguyen Format: ARC, 440 pages Publication date: February 7th 2017 Publisher: Grove Press Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: You may have heard of the writer, Viet Thanh Nguyen from his Pulitzer (and other prizes/awards) winning debut novel The Sympathizer. And while the synopsis of The Sympathizer […]

Book Review | Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Authour: Alice Hoffman Format: Egalley Publication date: November 1st 2016 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: Before Faithful, I’ve only read one book by Alice Hoffman which was Aquamarine, a book I read back when I was in elementary school. Thus, I wasn’t sure what to […]

Book Review | The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

Authour: Jade Chang Format: ARC; 354 pages Publication date: October 4th 2016 Publisher: HarperAvenue Publisher Social Media: Twitter/Facebook/SavvyReader/ Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: The Wangs vs. World was a title that I was especially looking forward to this fall as it centres on an Asian American family embarking on […]

Book Review | Don’t I Know You? by Marni Jackson

Authour: Marni Jackson Format: E-galley Publication date: September 27th 2016 Publisher: Flatiron Books Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: Written by Canadian journalist, Marni Jackson’s Don’t I Know You? has an intriguing premise to it. Rose McEwan is an ordinary woman who lives a fairly regular life except for her […]

Book Review | The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

Authour: Jean-Paul Didierlaurent Format: Hardcover, 194 pages Publication date: April 7th 2016 Publisher: Publishers Group Canada Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: “He was the reader, the bearer of the good word.” – p. 132 French writer, Jean-Paul Didierlaurent’s The Reader on the 6.27 is a quiet, short novel about […]

Words of Asia | Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera

For a listing to the links for all the other review posts for the Words of Asia blog event click here. About the Authour: Nayomi Munaweera was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. At the age of three she immigrated with her family to Nigeria. Her family later settled in Southern California in 1984. Island of […]

Words of Asia | Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

For a listing to the links for all the other review posts for the Words of Asia blog event click here. About the Authour: Haruki Murakami is probably the best known Japanese authour in the Western world. He has written many contemporary works of literature which include both novels and short stories, as well as […]

Words of Asia | And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

For a listing to the links for all the other review posts for the Words of Asia blog event click here. About the Authour: Khaled Hosseini is the authour of the best-selling books, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. And the Mountains Echoed is his third novel to date. Currently a Goodwill Envoy […]

Words of Asia | The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

For a listing to the links for all the other review posts for the Words of Asia blog event click here. About the Authour: Nadia Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. She currently lives in the States with her husband and their three children as well as their African Grey […]

Words of Asia | Ticket to Childhood by Nguyễn Nhật Ánh

For a listing to the links for all the other review posts for the Words of Asia blog event click here. About the Authour: Nguyễn Nhật Ánh is a well-known Vietnamese authour of stories for children, teenagers and adults. Ticket to Childhood or Cho tôi xin một vé đi tuổi thơ, as it was originally called […]