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May Books | 2020

Here are all the books I read in May. The majority of my reads were written by Asian authors due to the Asian readathon. I have post mini-reviews here for some of them and also on my instagram if you fancy having a look. Some of the books I read were ebooks and since my e-reader died on me and I'm too lazy to charge it, they are not pictured.
  • The Complete Chi's Sweet Home, Part 1 by Konami Kanata (8/10).
  • All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison (8/10).
  • The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi (6.5/10)
  • The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar (DNF).
  • The Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh (8.5/10).
  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (7/10).
  • Emma by Jane Austen (a reread - 8/10).
  • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong (9/10).
  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (5.5/10).
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (9.5/10).
  • How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C.Pam Zhang (7/10).
Of the ebooks I have purchased a physical copy for All Among the Barley, The Magical Language of Others and Minor Feelings after reading them because they were that good.
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