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Good news! We have extended the deadline for the book review to 26th December 2014!

Perdana Leadership Foundation is having a book review contest, and we want you to be a part of it!


Write a review of a book based on the list given. Then submit your review to our competition. All book reviews submitted will be considered for publications on our website.

Tips on writing book reviews for our contest.

Write a book review that inspires others to read it! Instead of a summary of the book, your review should provide compelling reasons for another person tp read the book.

Book review category

Category 1 : For age 13-17 years old. A book review of 200 words till 300 words

Category 2 : For age 18-30 years old. A book review of 350 words till 500 words

Be sure to include

  • Title and author of the book
  • Your name and contact info (Full name, Email Address, Phone Number and Address) *A valid email address is compulsory*
  • Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Contest Rules

  1. The reviews you submit must be your own original work and must not be published anywhere else.
  2. There is no fee for entering the contest.
  3. All reviews entered in the contest may be published on our website.
  4. You MUST write a review based on the list given
  5. The last day to enter the contest is 26th December 2014. The winner will be announced on Perdana Leadership Foundation Facebook Page, through our website (www.perdana.org.my) and through email.
  6. Contestants needs to be a member of the Perdana Library which you can register either through walk in at the library or at our website.
  7. The format for the review must be in Microsoft Words.
  8. Your submission must be emailed to bookreview@perdana.org.my.

For more information, you can contact Shafeena 03-8885 8953/ shafeena@perdana.org.my

Below are the details to the book titles, author and the book’s call number.

Book List (English Titles)

 1. Found in Malaysia by The Nut Graph

     Call Number : 305.8 FOU

 2. I, Too, Am, Malay by Zaid Ibrahim

     Call Number : 305.89923 ZAI

 3. The Assault on Reason by Albert Gore

     Call Number : 973.931 GOR

4. Iron House by John Hart

    823 HAR

5. Thinking Through Malaysia by Julian Hopkins and Julian Lee

    959.5 THI

6. When Daddy was a Little Boy by Alexander Raskin

    891.744 RAS (PMR)

7. Soul of Malaya by Henri Fauconnier

    843 FAU (TMM)

8. 101 Malaysian Anecdotes by Salmiah Alias

    808.87 SAL

9. Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy


10. The Red Coffin by Sam Eastland

      823 EAS

11. Net Force : State of War by Tom Clancy

      823 CLA

12. Map of the Invisible World : A Novel by Tash Aw

     823 AWT

13. The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt

      823 LEA

14. The Known World by Edward Jones


15. The Man from St Petersburg by Ken Follet

      823 FOL

16. Power plays: win or lose – how history’s great political leaders play the game by Dick Morris

     320.9 MOR

17. The Prophet Muhammad : His Life And Eternal Message by Golam W. Choudhury

      297.63 CHO (PJS)

18. The Voice Of Hope : Aung San Suu Kyi by Conversations With Alan Clements

       959.1053 AUN

19. Journey to Space by Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

     910.0919 SHE

20. The New Rulers of  the World by John Pilger

      3030.3 PIL

21. Abiding Times by Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin Muhriz

      320.9595 TUN

Book List (Bahasa Malaysia)

 1. 50 personaliti terbilang Malaysia by  Jeniri Amir

     959.5 JEN

 2. Kenali Tokoh Berjasa by Talib Samat

     959.500922 TAL

 3. 100 Wira Negara by Abd Aziz Rahman

     959.500922 AAR (TMM)

4. Ibu Melayu mengelilingi dunia : dari rumah ke London by Aishah Ghani

    923.2595 AIS (TMM)

5. Menggapai Bintang by Sheikh Mustapha Shukor Al-Masrie

6. Kenali Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj: menjulang kemerdekaan, mencipta keamanan by Maruwiah Ahmat

   320.9595 MAR

7. Kenali Tun Hussein Onn : Mengukuh perpaduan, Melestari keamanan by Maruwiah Ahmat

    320.9595 MAR

8. Kenali Tun Abdul Razak Hussein : Memangkin pemodenan, Mengukuh pendidikan by Maruwiah Ahmat

    320.9595 MAR

9. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad : Perdana Menteri kita : era permodenan & globalisasi by S. Hashim Ahmad

    923.259 SHA (TMMR)

10. Kenali Tun Abdullah Hj. Ahmad Badawi : mencetus Islam Hadhari, memperkasa modal insan by Maruwiah Ahmat

     320.9595 MAR

11. Kenali Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad : menjana wawasan, memacu kemajuan  by Maruwiah Ahmat

      320.9595 MAR

12. Kenali Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak : menjunjung harapan, mengalas wawasan by Maruwiah Ahmat

     320.9595 MAR

13. The great leaders : kisah Khulafaur Rasyidin by Ath-Thatthawi, Ahmad Abdul ‘Aal

      297.912 ATH

14. Dr. Mahathir: Pemikirannya melangkaui segala-gala by Abdul Halim Taib

     923.2595 AHT

15. Dalam ribuan mimpi gelisah: Memoir Said Zahari  by Said Zahari

     923.259 SAI

16.Tun Dr. Ismail: Kejora Timur yang mengerdip by Thajunnisa Mohamed Ibrahim

     923.259 THA

17. Melayu 5 dekad by Abdul Mua’ti @Zamri Ahmad

      808.85009 ABD

18. Biografi Dato’ Seri Amar Di Raja Tan Sri Haji Wan Mokhtar bin Ahmad: Sekali angin menderu by Sharif Putera

      923.259 SHA

19. Sejarah Kg. Bahru: disini awal bermula by Dato’ Dr. Sulaiman Mohamed, LokmanHj. Mohd. Zen

     959.5 SUL

20. Dari hati yang ikhlas by Zaid Ibrahim

      959.5 ZAI

21. Hari itu sudah berlalu by Zainuddin Maidin

      959.5 ZAI

22. Dua wajah: tahanan tanpa bicara by S. Husin Ali

     923.459 HUS

23.Kita dalam pandangan masyarakat by Bung Hatta

     923.308 BUN