Wednesday, 29 July 2020

July Book Haul!


Hello Readers! July is coming to an end at last. I think this was the month that actually felt as long as a month since April! I wasn’t able to buy any books from Amazon for the past 2 months because apparently they are non-essentials. But, in this month I finally could! Check out my book haul!

 

~~THE PEOPLE IN THE TREES by HANYA YANAGIHARA~~

If any of you know me at all, you know how much I LOVED Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’. That book was full of all kinds of emotions & it was just so powerful in its writing. So, I obviously had to read whatever books Hanya has written. Three months after reading A Little Life, I am finally prepared to be hurt again by reading another brilliant novel - The People in the Trees. It feels impossible to love it as much as A Little Life, but I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Pages: 368

Goodreads Rating: 3.70

Published: 2013

 

~~THE SONG OF ACHILLES & CIRCE by MADELINE MILLER~~

I have heard SO MUCH about Madeline Miller’s mythological fiction books! So many of my friends on Goodreads have rated these two books quite highly. It’s a genre I haven’t read before, so I am all the more excited to read them! I have heard that The Song of Achilles is better than Circe, which is why I will probably read Circe first. I will keep you posted on these!

The Song of Achilles:                                                                       Circe:

Pages: 352                                                                                           Pages: 393

Goodreads Rating: 4.35                                                                      Goodreads Rating: 4.27

Published: 2011                                                                                   Published: 2018

 

~~THE GREAT ALONE by KRISTIN HANNAH~~

Kristin Hannah really impressed me with her novel ‘The Nightingale’! This is the reason that I have been meaning to read more of her books as well. Unfortunately, the font in this book is the tiniest one I have seen so far which greatly reduced my enthusiasm for reading it. But, some day, I will pick it up & I know I will enjoy it!

Pages: 435

Goodreads Rating: 4.34

Published: 2018

 

~~THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. FINN~~

I am pretty late on this one, but better late than never. I am on a roll with thrillers lately. I read Pretty Things by Janelle Brown & The Guest List by Lucy Foley. The best thing about thrillers is how they have you HOOKED to them! Now that the movie is out starring Amy Adams, I had to watch it. And, in order to watch it, I had to read the book first, so here I am!

Pages: 455

Goodreads Rating: 3.94

Published: 2018

 

~~THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by COLSON WHITEHEAD~~

Colson Whitehead is soon going to be one my favourite authors. He has already written TWO Pulitzer Prize winning books! After reading the average story of Ta-Nehisis Coates’ The Water Dancer, I had to give some space between that book & this one. The underlying theme is similar in both. I didn’t want my disappointment in ‘The Water Dancer’ to continue while reading this one, which is why it is still on my TBR, just a little lower.

Pages: 306

Goodreads Rating: 4.03

Published: 2016

 

~~THE NICKEL BOYS by COLSON WHITEHEAD~~

Guess what? I already read this one! I absolutely loved the form of the book. It was a bit bigger in size with a readable font which helped me finish it in TWO DAYS! This is 2020 Pulitzer winner for Fiction & very well deserved!

Pages: 213

Goodreads Rating: 4.28

Published: 2019

 

That is all, folks! I have been having an aversion to reading actual books ever since I started reading e-books. Especially, in monsoon now, it is too dark to read books in the morning even. I hope this goes away soon & I get back to first love of books!


Until next time,


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