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Human Acts by Han Kang

4/5 stars.
Read from December 27, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
ebook, 171 pages.

After loving The Vegetarian by the same author, I was excited to read this book, especially after learning of its historical significance. 649 more words

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Dear Leader by Jang Jin-Sung

4/5 stars.
Paperback, 368 pages.
Read from December 12, 2017 to December 15, 2017.

Who isn’t curious about North Korea? It is a strange and secretive country with an eccentric, peculiar, and potentially very dangerous leader that shuts out the world. 540 more words

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The Boat People by Sharon Bala

4/5 stars.
ebook, 363 pages.
Read from March 6, 2018 to March 12, 2018.

The Boat People is inspired by a real refugee crisis as detailed in the author’s notes. 659 more words

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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

“We don’t succeed or fail because of fortune or luck. We succeed because we understand the way the world works and what we have to do.

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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

4/5 stars.
Paperback, 480 pages.
Read from October 25, 2017 to November 27, 2017.

“History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves.”

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Mark Manson on Self-Knowledge

4/5 stars.
ebook, 22 pages.
Read November 21, 2017.

Quirky, interesting and well-researched, Manson gives some straightforward tips on how to be more self-aware, and, in general, be a better you by taking more control of your life. 275 more words

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

4/5 stars.
Paperback, 268 pages.
Read from November 6, 2017 to November 8, 2017.

This is one of those books that has been on my to-read list for an embarrassingly long time. 719 more words

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