Burnt Sugar – The story investigates the dysfunctional relationship between a mother, Tara, and daughter, Antara, living in the Indian city of Pune after Tara’s memory starts to fail.
How Much of These Hills is Gold – C Pam Zhang’s exceptional debut, How Much of These Hills is Gold, has to be one of my favorite reads of the year so for.
Braised Pork – fter reading the onslaught of quotes and snippets which surrounded Braised Pork’s publication I was buzzing in anticipation of a dramatic crime/love story riddled with Chinese folklore. However, that is not what I got from this book.
The Thing Around Your Neck – I was absolutely blown away by this short story collection by Adichie. She deserves every ounce of her reputation as a literary heavyweight and in The Thing Around Your Neck she documents the struggles of the clashes of different cultures with striking wisdom and flair.
Piranesi – Sixteen years after Susanna Clarke’s stunning and genius historical-fiction-meets-magic debut, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Clarke’s second novel, Piranesi, has finally arrived – and what a treat it is!