If you were to judge the Malaysian reading community from the nominees for this year’s The Star-Popular Readers’ Choice Awards (RCA), you might assume that local readers are split into two camps: the Lovers and the Adventurers. That’s because most of the nominated books this year are either love stories set in realistic settings, or suspenseful tales set in otherworldly places!
If you’re a Lover, you might enjoy Sonia Mael’s Don’t Forget To Remember, a bittersweet tale of cross-culture passion. There’s also The Library Of Sighs, by Wong Ming Yook, which chronicles love in its many shapes and forms. Or you can check out Arthur T.Y. Foo’s Snow Phoenix And Me, which tells of the relationship between an artist and an assassin in old Shanghai.