20 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2019: THE NOVELS WE LOVED READING THIS YEAR

20 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2019: THE NOVELS WE LOVED READING THIS YEAR

While out driving, and taking a break from her over-scheduled life, Suzanne comes across a teenage girl—a girl who emerges from the woods. She looks starved, ill, and she collapses. While the girl, Iris, is in the hospital, she reveals that she has been living…

BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can be overwhelming. Travel blogs and guide books are always useful sources of information, but fiction and non-fiction is as helpful in understanding the destination’s history and culture, and will set a tone for the trip. If…

TEN BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SOUTH KOREA

TEN BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SOUTH KOREA

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can be overwhelming. Travel blogs and guide books are always useful resources, but fiction and non-fiction can be as helpful in understanding the destination’s history and culture, and set a tone for the trip. Let literature to…

RECENTLY READ: SEPTEMBER 2019

RECENTLY READ: SEPTEMBER 2019

Seventeen-year-old Raymond is an unusually mature and self-aware youngster who is finding it hard to fit in at home and at school. He lives in an apartment building in New York. One day, he finds an old woman standing in her doorway, calling out, “Hello?…

RECENTLY READ: JUNE 2019

RECENTLY READ: JUNE 2019

Elsi, daughter of a Jewish mother and a non-Jewish father, is living in the Lodz ghetto during WWII in constant fear of deportation. Risking her own life, she joins a resistance group in the ghetto. Nine-year-old blonde and blue-eyed Matilda is taken by the Nazis…

RECENTLY READ: April 2019

RECENTLY READ: April 2019

In this engaging autobiography, Secretary Albright gives the reader an excellent history lesson with an added personal touch of her family’s story. Marie Jana Korbelova (or Madlenka as she was called) was born in Prague in 1937. Her father was Josef Korbel, a senior Czechoslovak…