The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea was such a heartwarming read. I think it was the combination of the writing voice and the characters that gave the book its charm (as the plot was a little predictable). While reading, I could imagine myself in the main character’s (Linus Baker’s) shoes. I could imagine cold drearyContinue reading “The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune”

People from My Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami

People from My Neighbourhood was the perfect book to get me out of my slump. It’s a collection of micro-fiction, with each story only three pages. I read a few stories a day until I reached the end of the book. The format is in-a-reading-slump, have-no-time-to-read, and have-a-short-attention-span friendly. The physical book is so small,Continue reading “People from My Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami”

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

Finally⁠—a Dave Eggers book I like better than The Circle, The Monk of Mokha is a biography of Mokhtar Alkhanshali that chronicles the experiences of a Yemeni-American and his obsession with coffee. Mokhtar’s story is inspiring⁠—in today’s practical world, it’s hard to take risks to follow one’s passion, but some people do it anyway. TheContinue reading “The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers”