REVIEW: Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

In brief: When Lucie meets George in Capri, she dislikes him intensely. Until she doesn't. Years later, George reappears on the scene but Lucie is happily engaged, right? The good: Lovely to indulge in some decadence and armchair travel. The not-so-good: Cecil. I really want to smack him, but I don't think that will help…... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 22/6/20

It's cold. It's winter finally! Hence a little more reading got done – no way am I moving once I'm warm! (And why the photo was taken very quickly). Croc Country by Kerry McGinnis (available 2nd July) arrived from Penguin. finds young widow Tilly caring for injured wildlife. But when the police appear asking questions... Continue Reading →

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

In brief: The last book in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy has the matriarch of the Shang-Young families on her deathbed. Everyone returns to Singapore, just in case they are the chosen one to inherit her fortune and massive estate. The good: Crazy good fun with outlandish moments (i.e. fish plastic surgery). The not-so-good: A... Continue Reading →

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

In brief: Return to the world of the super rich of Asia – meeting new characters such as Colette and Carlton and crazier schemes than anything you could ever imagine. The good: Never, ever boring – someone or something is always crazy. The not-so-good: Plot is slightly fractured due to the number of characters. Why... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 1/6/15

And another Monday rolls around, hard to believe it's June! I've been busy over the last week looking at BEA pics and making note of some great new books for the latter half of the year. My mailbox was blessed this week with six new books! Yay! Thanks to Allen & Unwin, Hachette Australia and... Continue Reading →

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

In brief: Rachel's boyfriend Nick asks her to come home to Singapore with him to attend a wedding. She never imagined that she'd suddenly be part of a very, very wealthy family – who doesn't want her there. The good: It's over the top, crazy rich fun from the villains to the outfits. The not-so-good:... Continue Reading →

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