Non Fiction

Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan by Michael Booth

I lived in Hong Kong for five years, with my move recent enough to miss the feel of the place at the most random of moments. I carry the feeling of its rough beauty (the concrete jungle of the posters is the lesser of its charms)of it in my memories. The author notices something similar… Continue reading Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan by Michael Booth

Thriller

The Water Keeper by Charles Martin

This was one of the books that kickstarted my latest reading binge. In the beginning, I found the story only mildly interesting and was reading only solely because I felt like I had to. The writing was smooth and introduced an enigmatic character who is alone and harbours a secret past. I had to give… Continue reading The Water Keeper by Charles Martin

Drama, Historical fiction, Young Adult/Children

The Road to Delano by John DeSimone

Once again, after almost a week, I am back online on the blog. 2020 is starting to show its true colours for me as well. I have not been this inconsistent since I started blogging. One ray of sunshine is that I have been reading/listening and the rhythm there has picked up significantly enough to… Continue reading The Road to Delano by John DeSimone

Non Fiction

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde: And Other True Crime Stories by Mark Bowden

This was a short collection of articles the author wrote in various magazines. I have not read many true-crime books, but this was easier to read than some of the others I have picked up. There are six stories of real cases which range across the decades. I wish the first story was not the… Continue reading The Case of the Vanishing Blonde: And Other True Crime Stories by Mark Bowden

Historical fiction

The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley,C.S. Harris,Anna Lee Huber, Christine Trent

I have read novellas before (a few), and since it had been a while since my last historical fiction binge, I picked this one up. It is a collection of four novellas, written by authors whose work I have not had the fortune to read earlier. This last part is something I will remedy when… Continue reading The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley,C.S. Harris,Anna Lee Huber, Christine Trent