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Rating: ★★★☆☆ Spoiler-Free Review The White Tiger is a social realist, epistolary novel set in India and narrated by Balram Halwai, who explains how he became the successful entrepreneur he is. It examines the complexities of class struggle, corruption, morality, and wealth, and questions what it truly means to attain dignity and freedom. Generally, I … Continue reading Book Review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Spoiler-Free Review Hi! I’m sure many of you all have read or heard about “milk and honey,” a collection of poetry and prose that deals with pain, healing, and growth. I haven’t read very many poetry books, much less modern poetry books, so this was definitely an interesting read. I’ve heard people both … Continue reading Book Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Rating: ★★★✦☆ Spoiler-Free Review Hey guys! I finished reading Dubliners, which is a collection of 15 short stories written by James Joyce. It follows Dubliners (surprise, surprise) of many ages and backgrounds, but they’re held together with the common thread of paralysis that runs through each of the stories. I definitely preferred some short stories … Continue reading Book Review: Dubliners by James Joyce
Rating: ★★★✦☆ e-ARC Spoiler-Free Review This book follows a sixteen-year-old ballerina, Mia, who spends her summer in Paris for a six-week ballet program. However, as things tend to go in the City of Love, she meets a French boy named Louis, and they hit it off immediately. Throughout the story, we watch as she balances … Continue reading Book Review: Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
Rating: ★★★★★ Spoiler-Free Review This book is set during China’s Cultural Revolution and follows two city boys who are placed in a mountain village to be re-educated by workers and peasants. However, they come across banned Western classics, and you follow their journey as books color the way they see the world. I read this … Continue reading Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
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