BOOKS I READ IN MARCH-APRIL

I'm not posting pics if the book covers because... It seems unnecessary.
  1. 1.
    The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
    Listened to it on audio. It actually knocked me more than I expected. So much obsession! It wasn't EVERYTHING it was made out to be though.
  2. 2.
    Why We Came To The City by Christopher Jansma
    I was really excited about it because it is set in my favourite city (NYC) butttt I ended up not liking it at all. It was like a FRIENDS kinda feeling just... Not awesome.
  3. 3.
    Cambodia Noir by Nicholas Seeley
    A typical drug-ring thriller set in Cambodia, but game-changing in it's underlying themes of belonging and home and travel. I liked it a bit.
  4. 4.
    Selected Myanmar Short Stories by Ma Thanegi
    I bought this when I traveled to Myanmar so it was special. But the translation was not fantastic (given the country's isolation until recently I can understand why). I was also taken aback by the political manifesto printed in front of the book.
  5. 5.
    Fifteen Lanes by SJ Laidlaw
    I good YA set in Mumbai's red-light district. I thought it was written with good cultural sensitivity and insight and the story and characters develop so well.
  6. 6.
    Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena (The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena) by Elsa Joubert
    Audio of an old South African bestseller. I was actually really impressed. This book was so ahead of its time. Also interesting to read from a perspective 40 years down the line.
  7. 7.
    Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
    Also audio. I loved this one so much. My dad also listened to it and I think as an orphan himself he was really touched by it. Then he bought my mom a copy (she doesn't do audio) and she loved it too.
  8. 8.
    Winter by Marissa Meyer
    Ooooh yes. I am happy. But it really didn't have to be so long.
  9. 9.
    Fellside by MR Carey
    Damn. I really hated this book. And I loved Girl With All The Gifts. But this just wasn't the same. Dragged a lot. Poor plot. Shoddy ending. Took me more than a month to finish.
  10. 10.
    Blood Stain volume 1 by Linda Sjejic
    Graphic novel. It was fun. And now I have to wait for Vol 2. 😤
  11. 11.
    The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
    A YA thriller that maybe wasn't super deep or anything but enjoyable and thrilling all the same.
  12. 12.
    Kalyana by Rajni Mala Khelawan
    Set in Fiji! I adored this book. I even did a review and an infographic here: https://barefootmeds.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/learning-through-fiction-fiji-in-kalyana-infographic/