From fake social media account to National Bookstore’s Best Selling Book to another book in collaboration with Nancy Binay, Senyora is just unbelievable. Continue reading “Lakompake by Senyora”
Island of Sea Women is the story of Young-Sook and Mi-ja, set in a Japanese Occupied Jeju Island of Korea.
Young-Sook and Mi-ja came from different backgrounds but they became inseparable until certain circumstances broke them apart. Continue reading “2 Main Takeaways from Lisa See’s Island of Sea Women”
Loabinfaru is a tragic story of the star-crossed lovers – Sanfa, the prettiest girl in Ihuvanfushi Island* (Northernmost part of the Maldives) and Moosa, the most eligible bachelor in Addu Atoll (Southernmost part of the Maldives).
Continue reading “Sanfa & Moosa – Loabinfaru by Mustafa Lutfi”
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.
source – chimamanda.com
Continue reading “Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”
Apat na bata, apat na kwento ng pagharap sa mga katotohanan at kasinungalingan ng buhay.
Kung alam lang nila.
Continue reading “Kung Alam N’yo Lang ni Ricky Lee”
For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers wihin the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of National History. The walled city by the sea, where the father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth.
Continue reading “All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr”
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Simon Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.
Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongst a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again…
Continue reading “Book Review : Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie”
A man thrown backwards by the heartbreak goes in search of an artifact that could unsettle history. A woman carries her husband to a doctor in a suitcase. A Canadian senator begins a new life in a new country, in a company of a chimp called Odo.
Continue reading “Book Review: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel”