National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Romance

Mother Tongue Romance Novels

There’s nothing like a good romance novel, or three! Our mother tongue librarians have come together to recommend a few books to us in the name of love 😜. Pick one up, or recommend one to a friend! அபரஞ்சி (Abaranji) by பூம்பாவை Source: First up, we have Abaranji, a story about a girl who […]

Read more

Valuable Self-Help Books on Relationships for any Couple

People often dismiss self-help books on romance. But there are many valuable insights you can learn from reading them, whether you’re in a healthy relationship or not. Here are our favourite self-help books on relationships by well-known couple therapists. The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel Source: We’ve all been taught that […]

Read more

The Origins of the Romance Novel

We know the story: boy meets girl, boy loses girl. And against all odds, the couple overcomes their adversities and lives happily ever after. We have read this narrative countless times, yet our appetite for romance novels remains strong. Have you ever wondered how it all began? Source:   What is a romance novel? […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more