BOOKS I READ IN MARCH-APRIL
I'm not posting pics if the book covers because... It seems unnecessary.
- •The Great Gatsby by F Scott FitzgeraldListened 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.
- •Why We Came To The City by Christopher JansmaI 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.
- •Cambodia Noir by Nicholas SeeleyA 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.
- •Selected Myanmar Short Stories by Ma ThanegiI 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.
- •Fifteen Lanes by SJ LaidlawI 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.
- •Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena (The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena) by Elsa JoubertAudio 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.
- •Orphan Train by Christina Baker KlineAlso 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.
- •Winter by Marissa MeyerOoooh yes. I am happy. But it really didn't have to be so long.
- •Fellside by MR CareyDamn. 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.
- •Blood Stain volume 1 by Linda SjejicGraphic novel. It was fun. And now I have to wait for Vol 2. 😤
- •The Darkest Corners by Kara ThomasA YA thriller that maybe wasn't super deep or anything but enjoyable and thrilling all the same.
- •Kalyana by Rajni Mala KhelawanSet 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/