The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

The Night Tiger is a combination of history, superstition, beliefs, family, home, culture, and mystery sprinkled into the setting of Malaysia a long time ago. I had high hopes for this book... being highly regarded from the Reese Witherspoon bookclub, and from all the many book reviews in general. It has had mainly positive reviews … Continue reading The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life has split opinions from the year it was first published in 2015 - from earning a lot of literary awards to the apparent dislike of people, to the hugely strong opinion that this book is the best book ever. What this book is for sure, though: is that it evokes … Continue reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black

Vivienne, Jude and Taryn and three sisters living peacefully in their mortal homes when suddenly a mysterious man came into their house, killed their father and mother and kidnapped all three of them. Fast forward to when the siblings are young adults, and we discover that they have been raised in the Faerie world. A … Continue reading The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

This modern retelling of Antigone has shaken the world with its impact and multiple nominations in prestigious book awards for its content and writing. In this relatively short novel Kamila Shamsie weaves the lives of an immigrant family living in the UK: three siblings who were orphaned when they were young and their relationship with … Continue reading Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie