Book Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

I have had this author on my TBR for years now, probably ever since I saw the movie adaption of this book a decade ago. He's famous for many novels, but none looked quite so interesting as this one. The movie, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, came out in 1993 and is an absolutely … Continue reading Book Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Indie Book Review: The Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesiekski

If there is one era that is overrepresented in historical fiction, it has to be World War II. I get it, it’s an important period in the world's history, where more soldiers (and civilians) died than in any other war. But after you read a hundred or so books that are so similar, it becomes … Continue reading Indie Book Review: The Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesiekski

Book Review: Hiroshima Diary by Michihiko Hachiya

If you haven't noticed, I've been writing a lot of book reviews lately and I apologize for the lack of diverse posts. I've been super busy, and yet the one thing I always have time for is reading. Besides, writing book reviews are the easiest posts for me to do, so for the next month … Continue reading Book Review: Hiroshima Diary by Michihiko Hachiya

Book Review: The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

This book is possibly the most traumatizing book I have ever read. I almost couldn't get through it all, considering just how graphic and detailed it is. It is rare for me to do this but trigger warning if you plan to read this book. I will not be including any of the graphic details … Continue reading Book Review: The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

Book Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

If you haven’t noticed in my recent book reviews, I’ve been trying to read the books that I’ve been meaning to read for years but never gotten to. However, this book wasn’t actually on my TBR, though when it came out six years ago I told myself to read it and yet I never did. … Continue reading Book Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

Book Review: Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II

I picked this book up by complete happenstance at the library. I was browsing through the nonfiction world history section and I came across this book. It intrigued me, being a huge fan of any book dealing with WWII. Up until now, I never thought of China being involved much with that particular war or … Continue reading Book Review: Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II

Indie Book Review: The Golden Peacock by Lauren Grossman

A few weeks ago, Lauren B. Grossman (the author) contacted me over Goodreads, offering me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review on either Amazon or Goodreads. Usually, I do not do this type of thing (I’ve never even been interested in joining Netgallery) because I don’t like the pressure of … Continue reading Indie Book Review: The Golden Peacock by Lauren Grossman

Book Review: A Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

This book has been on my TBR longer than I even kept a list of my TBR. Since grade school I have been meaning to read this book, and yet for some unexplainable reason (a mixture of procrastination and pure laziness) I never got around to until now. Not only is this book featured on … Continue reading Book Review: A Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank