The Echo Chamber

The Echo Chamber was an epic of a woman’s journey through life. It showed how she experienced life using her extraordinary hearing. It was a book that made Sound one of the main characters. It forces you to embrace the darkness so you can hear as clearly as the main character does.

Everything is Fucked

How can we change the world? Based on just the title, this book seems to be about Nihilism, but oddly enough, this book offers hope.

A Pair Of Silk Stockings

Women have lives and interests outside of being a wife and a mother, and they deserve to hold on to that identity and way of living regardless of any status.

The Story of an Hour

“The Story of an Hour” is a short story by Kate Chopin. It tackles how women crave for their own happiness instead of just adhering to the social expectations — that they will be fulfilled and be happiest only in marriage. Chopin was born in 1850 in St. Louis, Missouri. She followed a conventional path…

Negotiating With The Dead

It’s been a while since I’ve written a book review. I don’t even know how to automatically click through this Notion Page anymore. It took me quite a lot of tries to get here. My mind and my fingers automatically go to that Microbiology page, as if my life revolves around Science only, and I…

Lost for Words

This book is about the realities of literary prizes. The politics, power struggle, and popularity/eccentricity aspect of it all. The critics (on the first few pages) said that this book’s well-written, no misplaced comma, as they said. However, I didn’t appreciate this book. I didn’t connect with the characters at all and I barely remember…

The Handmaid’s Tale

Her words were like slashes, quick and painful. I think everyone knows the main theme and plot of the book, as it gained popularity in recent years because of the Netflix series. It’s a dystopian future where people who follow the new scripture-based rule are basically offered stability and care from the government. Those that…

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

I loved this novel. It was short, easy-to-read, straight to the point. It touched on the important topics of life without being too philosophical, cheesy, or preaching. I loved both of the lead characters, and it was easy to make them up in my mind, without too much details from the writers. I loved all…

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

This book isn’t up there with my favorite ones, but it’s a feel good adventure epic. It’s about a smart girl and her journey from South Africa to being a friend of the king and the prime minister of Sweden. Nombeko Mayeki is an inspiring character. She reminds me of Hermione Granger. My favorite element…