“The Tenth Muse” by Catherine Chung

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Thanks to Little Brown and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review. 

This book made me feel interested in and enthused about Maths which is really saying a lot. I know a lot of people say they hate Maths but I don’t, I just really, really struggle to understand it. A friend of mine who is now a Professor of Mathematics once told me to think of it like a language. Little did he know that I am crap at languages too.

Anyway, this book is something rather special. I was worried that it was going to be one of those awfully clever books that makes me feel thick, but I was pleasantly surprised (and relieved!). 

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“Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line” by Deepa Anappara

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Thanks to Random House UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review. 

If I think about my reading history, I’ve probably read more books set in India than any other country and I usually really enjoy Indian own voices books. When thinking about it a little more, I realise that very few have been from the point of view of a child so this was an interesting perspective.  

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“Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell

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Thanks to Headline and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review. 

My husband and I have this thing where if we come across something amazing, be it a movie, song, book or even a person, we call it a “Crocodile Rock”. A Crocodile Rock (named after the Elton John song obvs) is something or someone truly amazing. God tier if you will. The Count of Monte Cristo is a Crocodile Rock. Keanu Reeves is a Crocodile Rock. Mozart’s Dies Irae is a Crocodile Rock. Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is a Crocodile Rock. 

You get the concept. 

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“Venetian Gothic” by Philip Gwynne Jones

I figured since we’re pretty much all in the horrible lockdown boat I may as well have a look at my reading backlog. Suffice to say with doing two Masters degrees and also working full time as a teacher AND having a two year old does not leave a whole lot of time for reading. But I do try fit some in and with one of my degrees coming to an end in May hopefully things will calm down a bit and I can get back to my first love. 

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“Sarong Party Girls” by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan


Thanks to Atlantic Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

I knew when I read the synopsis for this book that it would be marketed as similar to Crazy Rich Asians – it’s really not though. It’s more of a satirical look at lives of a group of young Singaporean women and their never-ending quest to snag an ‘Ang-Moh’.

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