ORIGIN: A Novel

Author: Dan Brown Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Doubleday Books (October 3, 2017) Language: English Robert Langdon is back. The Harvard Professor of symbology and religious iconology, is once again thrown neck deep into a fast-paced race to solve an array of mysterious complicated puzzles with the future of the world hanging in the balance. This time, the novelist Dan Brown is taking the hero and his beloved Mickey Mouse wristwatch to Bilbao, Spain where he was a guest to an … [Read more...]

What Happened (A Memoir)

Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton Hardcover: 512 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 12, 2017) Language: English Come this month, a memoir that has created a buzz due to its author and its subject matter will hit the store. What Happened is written by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and, according to the publisher Simon & Schuster, promises to be “her most personal memoir yet.” The book will offer an intimate view of what is like for one of the most well-known women in the wo … [Read more...]

Camino Island: A Novel

Author: John Grisham Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Doubleday (June 6, 2017) Language: English Another masterpiece from the American bestselling legal thriller writer is taking us across the eastern coast, from a staged heist in Princeton library to the rare books black market down in Florida. The five stolen handwritten F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts is believed to arrive on the hands of Bruce Cable, a bookstore owner in sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island. As FBI … [Read more...]

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

BOOK REVIEW Everyone graduates from Harry Potter after the death of Voldemort including the series’ mastermind, J.K. Rowling. But she didn’t publish anything until the last Harry Potter movie is premiered. Announcing her first post-Harry Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy, back in April, Rowling said "The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me." Set to be published in hardcover, e-book, audio download and CD on September 27, The Casual Vacancy’s story c … [Read more...]

Barack Obama in Hawai’i and Indonesia:

BOOK REVIEW ...The Making of a Global President by Dinesh Sharma The book provides comprehensive insights into the narrative of the life of Barack Obama, the 44th and current president of the United States, in which the author looks at Obama’s cultural pathway through his uneasy life cycle and how he coped with social challenges. Barack Obama in Hawai‘i and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President is the first study that elaborates on interesting facts about Obama’s early years in the … [Read more...]

Sharpen Your Heels:

BOOK REVIEW ...Mrs. Moneypenny’s career advice for women “To get to the top, women need to do everything that men do to get there – and more.” Heather McGregor, who is better known as Mrs. Moneypenny, would not say those words without the reason. Owner of a well-run headhunting business, wife and mother of three children, Mrs. Moneypenny distills her own experiences and observations, and pour them into an inspiring account. Her recent book, Sharpen Your Heels basically elaborates o … [Read more...]

Amy Chua: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

 BOOK REVIEW In nurturing their children, Asian parents generally exert control to steer their children in the right direction. The result often reaches a satisfactory level in a way that many young Asians excel in almost every area of worthwhile endeavor. Can this example become a paragon of virtue to Western parents? Amy Chua, a Chinese American law professor at Yale University addresses the question in “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”. The book is an account of her Asian way to raise he … [Read more...]

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos.com

BOOK REVIEW At a glance, the book is more like a book of memoir rather than a business book. However, the book conveys words of wisdom from a young dynamic businessman highlighting attitude of individuals and organizations, and how the two relates each other.  The messages in the book are therefore worth the guidance for many corporations seeking to improve the business performance. It is an easy to read that narrates autobiography and personal entrepreneurial story of Tony Hsieh, CEO of … [Read more...]

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

BOOK REVIEW The mastermind who revolutionized personal computer, Steve Jobs once said, “Your customers don’t care about your product. They care about themselves, their hopes and ambitions.”   Indeed, Jobs had successfully helped his customers reach their dreams. He won them over with his invention that people from all corners of the world know that Apple is smart, simple and easy-to-use product.   Judging the book by its cover?   Yes, the simple cover reflects Jobs and Apple. The cover … [Read more...]