These are the books that I finished last month:
1. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – (5/5) I got confused by the narrative style at the start but the evocative story really had a great impact on me. Wrenching and tragic but told in a beautiful way.
2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – (4/5) I learned to love the characters in this lovely book. Makes me want to be friends with them, both past and present.
3. Civilwarland in Bad Decline by George Saunders – (5/5) My first Saunders ever and it didn’t disappoint. Will definitely read more from this impressive author.
4. It’s a Mens World by Bebang Siy – (4/5) I decided to make this my book that takes place in Asia for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. (Lalayo pa ba ako kung nasa Asya na ako? Hehe!) Reading this memoir made me admire the author. Funny, honest and endearing.
5. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby – (5/5) This is our bookclub’s book for April but the discussion started early and I never expected to finish it early too. I love this book even though Rob (the protagonist) is an arsehole. Haha! I love that it’s very funny and that it’s about music but it’s a lot more than that.
6. Queen of the Clueless by Mina V. Esguerra – (4/5) The sequel to Interim Goddess of Love that I read almost a year ago. I am surprised that I like this better than the first.
For this month, I plan to read the following books:
1. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke – I started this about a week ago. Currently reading this with my new reading buddies Elaine and Mawi. So far, so good.
2. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood – I posted this last month but decided to postpone reading for a while because I’ll be reading it with another friend, Rhena!
3. The Mythology Class – A Graphic Novel by Arnold Arre – Very popular among Filipino graphic novel enthusiasts. I was so glad I got a copy from last year’s Komikon. Will be reading this with Tin and will also be my book for the graphic novel task in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.
So April is a “Physical Books Buddy Reading” month for me, eh?