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I’m not the bookworm I used to be, reading mostly mainstream books. Some books I read and liked:

  • Dế Mèn phiêu lưu kí, a famous children book in Vietnamese about an arrogant cricket who learned humility and altruism during his journey.
  • The adventures of Valya and Karik, a Russian children book (my copy was a Vietnamese translation) about the adventures of shrunken children in which they learn about small animals around them.
  • Sans famille, a story about a child who had to leave his family for poverty, though now that I think about it, it sounds like children trafficking and child labor.
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, a dystopian tragedy that is often mistaken as criticism of socialism, while the actual object is authoritanism and mass surveillance.
  • The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the well-known fantasy franchise
  • Inheritance Cycle, often labeled as rip-off Star Wars by haters
  • Gulliver’s Travels, a book that’s supposed to be satire but I didn’t know enough to understand these deep meanings.
  • Le petit prince, a novella with a childish theme but discuss many aspects of life in a lighthearted way.
  • Ellana (Le Pacte des MarchOmbres series) (French)

Books I’m reading:


  • XKCD what if
  • A Storm of Swords(A Song of Ice and Fire series)

See also: book reviews I wrote on this site.

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