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Book Review: The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy

Title: The Wildings Author: Nilanjana Roy Set in: Delhi, India Pages: 338 Source: Library Genre: Adult Fiction Awards/ Nominations: Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize (2013), DSC Prize Nominee for South Asian Literature for Longlist (2014) Rating: 4/5 My thoughts: This… Continue Reading →

Book Review – Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea by Jang Jin-Sung

Title: Dear Leader Author: Jang Jin-Sung Genre: Memoir Rating: 5/5 Thoughts: This book is amazing. If there is one book you read on North Korea, let it be this one. I’ve read 2 books based in North Korea so far… Continue Reading →

Growing up Bin Laden by Jean Sasson (with Osama’s wife and son)

Title: Growing up Bin Laden Author: Jean Sasson (with Najwa Bin Laden and Omar Bin Laden) 352 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (October 27, 2009) Set in: Saudi Arabia Genre: Non-Fiction (memoir) Rating: 4.5 out of 5… Continue Reading →

Year of the Tiger by David Miller

Title: Year of the Tiger Author: David Miller Source: Review Copy Set in: Singapore Paperback, 278 pages Monsoon Books Pte Ltd Rating: 4 out of 5 My Thoughts: My only reason for accepting this book for review was that it… Continue Reading →

The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

Title: The Informationist Author: Taylor Stevens Genre: Thriller (Adult fiction) Source: Review Copy Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Crown; First Edition edition (March 8, 2011) Rating: 4.5 out of 5 My Thoughts: I usually don’t read a lot of thrillers. I… Continue Reading →

SchoolGirl by Osamu Dazai

Title: Schoolgirl Author: Osamu Dazai (Translated by Allison Markin Powell) Paperback: 100 pages Publisher: One Peace Books (October 1, 2011) Genre: Fiction/ Novella Source: Review Copy Set in: Japan Challenge: East and SouthEast Asia Challenge Rating: 3 out of 5… Continue Reading →

Call of the Litany Bird by Susan Gibbs

Title: Call of the Litany Bird by Susan Gibbs Author: Susan Gibbs Source: Review Copy Rating: 4 out of 5 My thoughts: To say I didn’t know anything about the Rhodesian Bush war is an understatement. I’m overwhelmed by African… Continue Reading →

The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan

Title: The Long Way Home (The Homelanders Book Two) Author: Andrew Klavan Genre: YA thriller Hardcover: 352 pages Source: Review Copy Rating: 4 out of 5 My Thoughts: I’ve had this book for some time now but what kept me… Continue Reading →

Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper

Title: Dispatches from the Edge Author: Anderson Cooper Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (May 23, 2006) Source: Library Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: 4.5 out of 5 My thoughts: I love reading books on War Correspondence but sadly out… Continue Reading →

Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods

Title: Bonobo Handshake Author: Vanessa Woods Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Library Rating: 5 out of 5 My thoughts: Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods is based in Congo Africa. Vanessa Woods is a research scientist in California. She is also an author… Continue Reading →

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