I begin every post by expressing how utterly overwhelmed I feel at the pace time is running. Today is just the same. April has been the dullest month for me. Other than that, I spent most of my time sulking, putting off reading and writing. Or studying. But like I promised, I’m going to talk about my failures as much as my laurels(if any, lol). Oh, I also went for a vacation with my family which is probably the highlight of the month. So, YAY.
I managed to read 3 books. In terms of blog posts, I wrote 4. Let’s take a look:
- Iridescence: A poetry book with pictures which I absolutely loved. You can find the review here: Review: Iridescence
- Intentional Smile: A girl’s guide to positive living. Again, another book that’s written simply and has important things to ponder over and understand. Review: Intentional Smile
- Handmaid’s Tale: I’m sure most of you have been watching The Handmaid’s Tale series directed by Bruce Miller. Contrary to popular opinion, I didn’t quite like this book. I had huge expectations with the book and the plot but it failed to make any impression on me. I think I had trouble getting used to the writing style and the way the story was crafted. Again, cheers if it’s your favourite book or if you’re loving the TV adaptation. Not a book I would read again.
I started reading The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin by Mark Twain. I am still in the process of completing the above mentioned novels and safe to say I’m struggling. That’s the thing about classics; you have a love/hate relationship with them.
On to the exciting part. I received SOOO many books this month since it was my birthday and my sister and lovely bookstagram friends ensured I was stocked up.
- A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashmi (I’d been whining over getting my hands on this book since as far as I can remember)
- The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- Mr.Mercedes by Stephen King( My frist ever King novel)
- The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R.CAREY
- The Ice Twins by S.K.Tremayne
- The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Looking forward to reading all of the books. My excitement level is over the roof.
How did your reading go? Let me know!