Chemistry by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Weike Wang ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Fiction The Plot The unnamed narrator of the story is a PhD student in chemistry at a university in Boston. She hasn't completed her dissertation yet, and she is struggling, much to the frustration of her Chinese parents: if she doesn't get her PhD, she's no longer their daughter. Also, Her longtime boyfriend Eric… Continue reading Chemistry by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Weike Wang ⁠⁠- Book Review

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

Genre Fiction The Plot In a small back alley in Tokyo, a café had served coffee for more than one hundred years. Its longevity is not the only reason for its popularity. In fact, this coffee shop offers its customers the chance to travel back in time. They must sit in a particular seat, cannot… Continue reading Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

Beartown by Fredrik Backman⁠ ⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

Genre Literary Fiction The Plot ⁠Beartown is a small town deep in the forest. All the hopes and dreams of the community for a better future rest on the young shoulders of the junior ice hockey team, about to compete in the national semi-finals. This heavy burden is the catalyst of a violent act that… Continue reading Beartown by Fredrik Backman⁠ ⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Fiction The Plot ⁠Afi Tekple is a young seamstress who is offered a life-changing opportunity: a proposal of marriage from the wealthy family of Elikem Ganyo. She doesn’t him personally, but she knows that he lives and has a kid with another woman, whom his family disapproves of. Afi is supposed to win him… Continue reading His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

👩 Ariadne by Jennifer Saint ⁠

⁠🧵 Growing up in Crete as the daughter of King Minos, Ariadne knows too well how the gods can be unmerciful. When Theseus arrives in Crete as a sacrifice to the Minotaur, Ariadne falls in love with him and decides to help him kill the monster, going against his father's will. Will her betrayal be… Continue reading 👩 Ariadne by Jennifer Saint ⁠

🌆 Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

👨 The novel follows a young man living in Manhattan through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties. To overcome his falling apart life, he lets the bright lights of the city, women and drugs seduce him. The momentary escape provides him with the excitement he needs till everything comes crashing down, and he… Continue reading 🌆 Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

🐯 The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga⁠

👨 Throughout seven nights, Balram Halwai tells us the story of how he came to be a success in life: from his childhood in the Darkness, to his experience as a driver for his village's wealthiest man, to owning his business. ⁠⁠❤️ I liked:⁠✍️ How the book is written. There is nowhere to hide, Balram… Continue reading 🐯 The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga⁠

🧓🏻 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman⁠

⁠Ove may look a bit grumpy, but behind his cranky exterior, there is a story of sadness. His attitude changes, when one November morning a family with two young daughters moves in next door. This leads to a heartwarming tale and an unexpected friendship.⁠⁠♥️ I liked:⁠The characters. ⁠🧓🏻 Ove is just incredible, he is portrayed… Continue reading 🧓🏻 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman⁠

🐕 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon⁠

⁠🔍 Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher, everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. Then, when a neighbour's dog, Wellington, is killed, he sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. ⁠⁠❤️ I loved:⁠✍️ The point of view. The book is written from… Continue reading 🐕 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon⁠

🔮 The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury by Marc Levy

🛩️ Alice Pendlebury is quite happy with her life: she works in London with perfumes, she has a group of very close friends and lives in a cosy apartment. Her only concern is her belligerent neighbour, at least till Christmas Eve, when her friends convince her to visit a psychic. She tells her that the… Continue reading 🔮 The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury by Marc Levy