Categories
Books

America Is Not the Heart

The modern-day Filipino-American experience is intimately explored in Elaine Castillo’s debut novel America Is Not the Heart.

Categories
Books Reflections

Top Picks for 2017

Happy 2018, everyone! I wish you all a new year filled with love, joy, and good books. Here are my top 5 picks for general fiction and mystery/thriller for 2017.

Categories
Books

The Buried Giant

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant explores the question of whether everlasting love exists.

Categories
Books

Hagseed

A tale of redemption that gives a contemporary twist on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Categories
Books

Blood On Snow

A story about a cold-blooded killer who demonstrates that one’s ability to love has no boundaries.

Categories
Books

The Handmaid’s Tale, A Different Perspective

Set in the future, the United States government has been replaced by a totalitarian theocracy, where everybody has their own designated place.

Categories
Books

Stardust

A young man in a quest to find a falling star, but found his true love and himself instead.

Categories
Books

The Child

At a construction site in London, a workman unearths an infant’s skeleton that has been buried for years, uncovering dark secrets with it.

Categories
Books

Men Without Women

In Haruki Murakami’s collection of seven short stories, Men Without Women, he explores the correlative parallel aspect of love and loneliness through the lives of seven men.

Categories
Books

The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak follows the story of Liesel Meminger and her life in Molching, a fictional small town near Munich, under Nazi Germany.

Categories
Books

The Boy in the Earth

Fuminori Nakamura’s novel, The Boy in the Earth, centers around an unnamed taxi driver whose life delineates tragedy–abandoned by his parents and abused by his distant relative.

Categories
Books

Ghostwritten

A very fascinating, philosophical, and ambitious story about human experience.