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from 26 May to 4 June 2023
Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas’ third book from her “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series proves why the highly popular young adult series is an instant favourite among fantasy fans. Eminent war threatens all that huntress Feyre Archeron holds dear as she returns to the Spring Court to answer for having killed a fairy. The intricate relationships, together with Feyre’s
trials and tribulation will draw you into Sarah J. Maas’ world steeped in love, fairy folk and politics.
Canadian Journalist Malcolm Gladwell illustrates, with engaging case studies and anecdotes the factors affecting how we think, behave and follow our hunches. Recommended for a surface-level introduction to popular behavioural science and pattern recognition.
Crazy Rich Asians is a widely popular modern-day romantic comedy novel that readers of Asian upbringing may find very relatable to. Our young couple Rachel and Nick Young navigate the intricacies of finding a middle ground between Rachel’s middle-class upbringing and Nick’s wealthy patriarchal family. The flamboyant characters and their lifestyles and drama are sure to entertain.
12-year-old Sophie Foster meets Fitz Vacker and comes to learn the reason for her special powers; she is an elf and something more. Leaving her human life, Sophie is adopted by an Elvin couple and begins her new life enrolled at Foxfire. As Sophie comes to learn of other entities who threaten to upheave her life, she is also caught between her
boyfriends past and present.
Niall Ferguson takes the reader back to the history of finance and its evolution across the world and ages past. The Ascent of Money traces how finance and economy brought about a boom in art and architecture during the Renaissance. Civilisations thrived with their advancement. Niall goes further and explains the implementation and differences between stocks and bonds. This walkthrough history will introduce important lessons for anybody who wishes to have a better understanding of finance and to identify bubbles.
Theoretical Physicist and Futurist Michio Kaku sheds light on known brain science and postulates on what the future may bring about with technological advancement. In this book, Michio Kaku introduces popular science topics of transhumanism and artificial intelligence, to name a few.
The Pulitzer award-winning historical novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen is a work showcasing the duality of being an American Vietnamese after the war. The protagonist, of complex birthright, plays all sides of the camps to ensure survival while wearing many faces; a North Vietnamese mole who is also a friend to the South Vietnamese and a CIA agent. The tides of conflict past and present carry him through various facets of life, even leading to imprisonment. Among political turmoil, he finds love and suffering.
Neurosurgeon Paul Sudhir Arul Kalanithi writes of his battles against stage 4th metastatic lung cancer. In his pursuit of his neurosurgical career, Dr Kalanithi had learned how to live. When faced with his terminal illness, r Kalanithi had to learn to die. In this eloquent biography of his fascinating life, the intricate and juxtaposed layers of his life will touch and inspire many. For some, it may be reminiscent of their lowest points in life, but at the same time serves to change one's perspective, especially in the face of death.
The Boy in the Dress is a witty and yet heartwarming story about tolerance and acceptance. Dennis misses his mother who had left his family five years ago. Seeing a copy of Vogue featuring a yellow dress that reminded him of his mother, Dennis buys it back home, incurring his father’s anger and also ends with his brother giving him the moniker “Denise”. He comes to befriend the fashionable Lisa James, who joins him in public with him donning an electric blue dress. Lisa becomes integral to him in this lighthearted coming-of-age story as Dennis explores and finds freedom while being genuine to himself.
R J Palacio
August "Auggie" Pullman has a genetic condition which has left his face disfigured, subjecting him to countless surgeries. Attending private school has thrust new difficulties into Auggie's bubble of a childhood. Newly forged friendships and inevitable conflicts paint a picture of ostracism versus sympathy among children in their adolescence
which we are no strangers to. Wonder is a heartfelt story about a child's experience growing up different and finding acceptance.