Asian books contain important voices that need to be heard: authentic Asian experiences that bring in a wide array of themes ranging from feminism to Asian philosophy, that can surely widen your reach as a reader. Read here to discover common themes found in Asian literature.
The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict, and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray. Read Jean's review on the blog.
The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict, and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray. Read Dan's review on the blog.
Father's Day is just around the corner. If you're still wondering what to get your old man (or the father figures in your life), we might just have what you're looking for! Read through the list below for some Father’s Day book recommendations perfect for every type of dad.
This June, Fully Booked is putting the spotlight on Asian authors— bannering art and stories that shed light on the vibrant and diverse world of Asian literature. From fiction to cookery, here are some recommendations you can add to your TBR and fulfill a reading goal this year that is to: Read Asian. Read more here.
Highly-acclaimed Filipino novelist Gina Apostol talks about historical fiction, her creative processes, oppression and revolution through her books, Insurrecto and The Revolution of Raymundo Mata, in the Fully Booked Chats hosted by Glenn Diaz. Read more here.
Maggie O'Farell's Hamnet confronts a parent's greatest woe: the loss of a child. This fictional account imagines the emotional repercussions of Shakespeare and his wife after they lose their only son, 11-year-old Hamnet, to the black plague in 1596. Read more here.
A riveting historical fiction that takes readers back to 1662, Chris Bohjalian's Hour of the Witch illustrates a life of a Puritan woman who plots her escape from a violent marriage; risking her life to file for divorce. It is a is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt. Read more here.
Ralph Ellison, an American master, tells a dramatic story encapsulating the violent and atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children. Juneteenth (Revised) is a historical fiction about the war they fought to make lives with people they loved. Read more here.