The Life of a Banana by PP Wong

Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review “But then it gets weird ‘cos I’m neither here nor there.  Like I’m not totally white and I’m not Singaporean either.  I love Sunday roasts and Chinese food too, but I can’t speak fluent Chinese and the only Chinese word I can write is […]

Q & A with … Susan Blumberg-Kason

Today I’m delighted to be hosting a Q&A with Susan Blumberg-Kason as part of her Blog Tour for her memoir Good Chinese Wife. Book Summary (from Goodreads) A stunning memoir of an intercultural marriage gone wrong When Susan, a shy Midwesterner in love with Chinese culture, started graduate school in Hong Kong, she quickly fell […]

His Until Midnight by Nikki Logan

Hurray! A wonderful contemporary romance set in my favourite city in the world, Hong Kong. Usually I am on the fence about time jumps but it really worked well in this novel, due to the nature of the story. I loved the way Oliver and Audrey tried to fight their feelings. Their back-and-forth dialogue was […]

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

A book about a young girl experiencing the pull between two different cultures is very dear to my heart and whilst I should be shocked at what Kimberley and her mother had to go through whilst living in the richest country in the world, unfortunately I am not, and although this is a work of […]

Wife For a Week by Kelly Hunter

A Contemporary Romance set for the most part in Hong Kong? HELL YES! I loved loved loved loved loved that it was set in my favourite city in the world (and partly in my hometown of London!) and I can vouch for the authenticity of the locales described. I loved that Hallie was as enchanted […]

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

I learned more from this book that all the history classes I was forced to attend at secondary school. I mean did you know that not too long ago, North Korea’s economy used to be stronger than South Korea’s?! The mind boggles. I didn’t even know things like the fact that it was occupied by […]

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

It has been a long time since I’ve read a book that moved me so much. This book showed me a whole different side of Hong Kong and the horror of what Chinese/English people went through during the Japanese invasion of WWII. I’m not going to lie, it made uncomfortable reading sometimes but it was […]