I’ve been doing most of my reading from my tab lately, neglecting my bookshelf quite a bit. I ordered a few books that will probably be arriving over the next two – three weeks, so I thought I’d tackle some paperbacks this month and give my poor tablet a little rest. As a bookworm, one always tend to feel a bit overwhelmed by the ever growing list of amazing books that demands attention. And the only way to make some headway is to simply take on one book at a time – unless you’re like me who has about 5 half read books stacked on my nightstand! This month will be dedicated to finishing that pile, aka my January TBR list!
ROOM BY EMMA DONOGHUE: I started this book some time ago but then I got caught up in something else a long the way and I guess I haven’t bothered picking it up since – until now. I started reading it again yesterday and found myself enjoying the adorable energy of the 5 year old narrator, Jack. It is an extremely compelling read and rather disturbing too.
MORE THAN THIS BY PATRICK NESS: I am a few chapters deep into this book and I love it. It feels different to the previous two books that I have read by Patrick Ness – while A Monster Calls and The Rest of Us can be considered as children’s books; More Than This definitely gravitates more towards Young Adult. The book is clouded in mystery which is extremely exciting; and the supernatural aspect is so typical of what I’ve come to expect from Patrick Ness.
THE SONG OF ACHILLES BY MADELINE MILLER: This book was left exactly half way read. I stopped reading because it was dragging a bit too much for my liking; but from what I remember about Greek Mythology, something big is about to happen. In The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller gives her own take on the Trojan War and the love story which unfolds between Achilles and Petroclus during the chaos of it all.
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE BY J.K. ROWLING: I am taking way too long to really get into this one. I think it’s because I already know what is going to happen so I don’t have much to anticipate. Nevertheless, I would like to complete it this month so that I can get through all the Harry Potter books sometime in this life time!
TOKYO BY MO HAYDER: My Mother gave me this book to read because she knows how much I love history. I haven’t read it yet so this will be a new book that I intend to complete in January. I haven’t read much fiction set in Japan despite my interest in their haunting history, so I am really looking forward to this book. It is supposed to be written around the notorious Nanking Massacre that took place in 1937; and from what I’ve heard from my Mom, the story is quite disturbing.