Our book club moderator, Ivor, choose Singapore as the country to read in September & I couldn’t be more pleased. The more I learn about the country, the more amazing I find it to be. From the history to the food, this tiny island nation is a wonder.
With Singapore’s ties to Malaysia & the UK in the past, we were concerned at first that it might be difficult to find true Singapore authors & stories, but we shouldn’t have worried. Singapore has a rich cultural heritage of native writers. The books in our list this month include a wide range of genres & a number of unique books to match this unique country.
Special thanks to Ester Elbert & Patty Winpenny Gilles (yes, that same Patty who I had mentioned in the announcement about Singapore) for their suggestions this month.
Before we get to the voting list, I must share another Singaporean cookbook I found filled with authentic recipes, easy instructions, & beautiful photos. This is a “fabulous collection of beloved local classics as well as less common but equally delightful dishes.” As reviewer Michael Nixon notes, “no need to pack a bag, instead use Singapore Cooking by Terry Tan (https://amzn.to/2U0w2h8) to bring your palate to Singapore.”
You can vote from now until Tues., Aug. 27 11PM ET. (That's NYC time. See this converted to your local time below.)