Walk Two Moons

Verdict

Walk Two Moons is a book I may read again simply because I loved how well it was written and how the characters in the story interacted with each other. The message of this book, for me, was also delivered well, especially with how the narrative was wrapped up.

My main issue here was Phoebe Winterbottom, Salamanca’s friend, as she can be quite insufferable, particularly in some stretches of the story. But, I guess it was needed to deliver the message to me… “Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.”

This is a recommended read.

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The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds

Verdict

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds is a book I may read again once I get to learn more about Malaysia, especially the Nyonyas and their traditional sweets or kuehs. I think the experience that this book provides will be enhanced once I get an understanding of the cultural backdrop wherein it was written.

For me, this is a recommended book as it provides a different perspective on the confluence of modern and traditional values with particular focus on how to preserve the latter. The story is able to tackle a lot of subjects given that it spans Chye Hoon’s lifetime and set at a time when a lot of changes were happening to their community and the outside world.

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Verdict

This is a book I may read again if I am looking for inspiration on how to find positives in a very challenging situation. It is a well told story but the setting is a bit too dark for regular reading. The book does tell stories of hope and courage but it also does not shy away from describing the atrocities during that time in history.

Still, I would say this is a recommended read.

NOTE: First time I did this. But it will be basically “will read again”, “may read again” and “will not read again”

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