I just got done reading Jade War after months of procrastination (500 read combined with very low attention span does not agree with me ), and I'm getting ready to read a new story called Thirteen Witches: The Memory Thief, which I'm hoping is a significantly lighter read. It's about, in simple terms, a child going after a witch because she suspects that they took her mom's memories.
I wasn't getting notifications at all for this in the past while! I've recently gotten a book by Caoimhín De Barra, who talks about the current state of Irish in Ireland, the key points in the debate about whether it shpuld continue receiving funding or not and whether or not it can be revived as as the first language of Ireland.
One of my favorite books I read this past month was Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, a book that follows a Korean family that moves to Japan during the colonial era, beginning in early 1900s and spanning the next three generations to the 1980s. The book is historical fiction, but it provides a lot of insight into Korean people's history with Japan's, and deals with themes like identity, love, and family. Min Jin Lee is a Korean woman who spent seven years living in Japan, so there's an air of authenticity to this book. If you like historical fiction and long family dramas/soap operas, this book won't disappoint you.
Also, I did start Red Rising the other day and hmmmm, I'm not sure if this one is my cup of tea. This is a sci fi book that reads like a high fantasy, which paints a pretty world, though I don't really find the MC to be that interesting. I'm going to give it a chance to prove itself until the end of book 1 though.
the silk roads[peter frankopan] ----explores influence of the middle east and asia in history, shifting the focus from the west three years [anton chekhov] ----very chekhov so far, delicious but a little difficult to digest.
it's quite thick but a close friend said it's her favourite of all time. extremely informative so far. did you know statues of buddha were only put up after a few too many statues of apollo were put up in india? there was a need to bring attention to buddhism in the same way because of how fierce the competition was getting. [don't quote me on any of that]
(sorry for the late reply, idk why I don't get discord or email notifs on thread replies lol) But yes, it is. I liked the trilogy but I kinda stopped on the extra book outside the trilogy, when the characters were significantly aged up. Don't remember why