World Book Club

I happened upon the BBC’s World Book Club after looking up information about The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini on Wikipedia. I just finished reading the book a few moments ago and now I am listening to Hosseini talk about it. Thanks, BBC!

Phan Rang Chronicles

The father of one of my good friends from Queen’s University has written a book about the time he spent as a doctor in Vietnam during the war. The book is called Phan Rang Chronicles by Henry Hamilton and it is available on Amazon. I just found out about it, so I haven’t read it

Surrounded by Potters

***This post does not contain any spoilers.*** I ordered the latest and last Harry Potter book last week and it arrived on Saturday, so I am back in the land of Muggles and Blast-Ended Skrewts. I also persuaded my neighbour to come with me to watch the latest Harry Potter movie this evening, so I

Jung Chang: Wild Swans

I read this book quite a while ago, but I wanted to make sure to include it here, as it is one of my favourites. It follows the story of four generations of Chinese women. “Oh, but I’m not really interested in China”, I hear you say. Doesn’t matter. Are you interested in a heartwrenching

Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake

This book is unlike any other Atwood book that I have read. She has done “disturbing view of the future” before with The Handmaid’s Tale, but this is a much more sinister work. Some parts actually made me cringe. It was a solid read all the way through and finished in such a way that