National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Romance

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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Books Set In Winter

Have you ever wished for snow in Singapore but ended up imagining the rain as snowflakes? Here are a few wintry book recommendations that you can chill out to. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Source: Miryem, a poor money collector’s daughter, faces a bleak winter ahead of her — her family has barely enough food […]

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J. M. Sali: Singapore’s Tamil Literature Gem

With a SEA Write Award, Cultural Medallion, several literary awards, 57 books, over 400 short stories and 80 plays to his name, J. M. Sali is a well-known writer in the Tamil literary scene. Source: Born in Madras, India in 1939 to a betel leaf seller and his housewife, Sali was invited to Singapore […]

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Singapore: As Told By Books

Crazy Rich Asians is set to hit cinemas next week. If you’re not caught up with the drama, here’s what happened: Despite the hype surrounding the movie based on Kevin Kwan’s book of the same title, it has garnered some criticism for its inaccurate portrayal of Singaporeans — not all of us are affluent and […]

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The Best Books for Travelling

It’s the travel season, which means good food, fun times, and memorable experiences. But travel also comes with its fair share of downers: Long or delayed flights, long train connections and worst of all, no Wi-Fi.

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