Book Review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

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

Book Review: Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau

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

Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

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

Book Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Rating: ★★★★★ Spoiler-Free Review This book follows the journey of a boy named Pi, who’s lost in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Through this story, written in the perspective of Pi, we watch as he struggles to survive both physically and emotionally while stranded on a boat. The story is … Continue reading Book Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Rating: ★★★★☆ Goodreads Synopsis: As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love. We are not quite novels. We are not quite short stories.In the end, we are collected works. A. … Continue reading Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Book Review: After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes

Rating: ★★★★☆ Goodreads Synopsis: How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces … Continue reading Book Review: After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes