National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Historical Fiction

Inspirational Fictional Role Models

QUICK! Name the most inspiring fictional character you know! Source: If you’re like most people, you would probably named characters who courageously led the charge against evil forces or sparked an entire revolution to overthrow an unjust ruler. But unlike fiction, real life doesn’t always come with big epic battles or evil tyrannical warlords. […]

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Chinese Fantasy Titles You Should Read

It can be hard to get into Mother Tongue books if you are not an avid reader. But with these books, you’ll be surprised at how accessible the stories can be. This month, we’ve consulted with our very own librarians to recommend some Chinese fantasy titles that are worth reading. Here’s the selection! 勉传 (The […]

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Short, Inspirational Chinese Novels by You Jin

If you studied Mandarin in Singapore, it’s likely that you’ve come across at least one of 尤今 (You Jin’s) novels, short stories, travelogues or essays. She is an important and influential local writer, having published over 150 Chinese books internationally. Source: Her writing is well-loved as it often consists of short, beautiful reflections of […]

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History Books That Aren’t Boring

If you avoid history books and historical fiction like they’re the Black Plague, you might be surprised to find out that there are many interesting books out there. Source: No, we aren’t joking. Here are four history and historical fiction books that will not bore you to tears!   A Short History of Nearly […]

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Novels from Southeast Asia

We’re used to reading books about America and Britain. But what about stories from the region closer to home? Know more about Southeast Asia through these books! Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan Source: Samarasan’s first novel immerses us in 1980s Malaysia. The story centres around the prosperous Rajasekrharan family. Heading the […]

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