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Surprise Your Shelf

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Every two months, Wormhole invites a different person to curate a mystery book. Our curators all come from different backgrounds and walks of life, so you'll never quite know what to expect.

Take a chance, explore someone else's perspective, and surprise yourself. Find out more here.

All Surprise Your Shelf (SYS) books come with free normal mail. SYS orders are open till 22 December 2023, 23:59. We expect to send them out in January 2024.

If you're making other purchases together with your SYS order, they will be shipped out first.

Genre: Non-fiction

The Book: This is an odd little book. It's about food but nothing about it is appetising. In fact, it might just end up making you feel sick. The author takes a theme — commonly brought up when discussing animals — to examine the ecosystem we are slowly and unknowingly destroying. It's a huge history and science lesson presented in easily digestible chapters, each one taking you to far-flung places all over the world. And yet, by the end of it, you'll realise how all of it so immensely affects you. If you will, this mystery book's practically a directory of all the food you'll never eat.

Read if you: always take too long to choose the perfect apple at NTUC.

The Curator: Pamelia Chia is the author of the cookbooks Wet Market to Table and Plantasia: A Vegetarian Cookbook Through Asia. She also writes Singapore Noodles, a Singaporean food newsletter.