Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Challenge criteria: A book written by an author from Asia/South America/Africa


When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

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Favourite Fictional Bookworms

It’s always good to see people in books or on screen who enjoy reading as much as you do. It helps you feel more connected to the characters, and brings you a little further into their world.

There are so many readers it’s tough to cover them all, but these are some you’ve got to keep an eye out for. They’re among the most well known bibliophiles in the world of fiction.


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Films that were better than the book

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

While we sit crying into our large Coke, lamenting what we think is a shambles of an adaptation, there’s no need to despair. It might be easy to forget that there are so many other great adaptations that have been just as good, if not maybe better, than their literary basis.

Yes, I did really say that. Sometimes, the movie completely does the book justice. It’s a huge crime among book bloggers to say it, I know, but I can think of just a few books where the screen comes pretty close to the story on the page.

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April 2019 Wrap Up

Hey look, I managed to keep up a series on this blog for once. (Ok, this is only the second instalment, but still.)

For my April reading, I concentrated mainly on ARCs. I had quite a few of them to clear from my Netgalley shelf, and I had some physical copies too I wanted to finally get moved onto my “already read” shelf. I wanted to read at least ten ARCs, but I would have been happy enough if I’d ticked off eight.

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