I know I started the year with a crazy pace of reading. It’s something that I would love to keep up, although I also have to remind myself to enjoy the books I read instead of just aiming to finish them. Ha!
My reading has slowed down a lot these two months though, because, #the100DayProject. As I am committed to
not fail it again complete the project this time, most of the spare time I could squeeze out each day has been used up for painting. When I have spare time out of those spare time, then I turn my attention to my poor neglected books.
(Sorry books. Just another 32 days to go OK?)
Here are the books I read in March and April:
My first foray into the world of Neil Gaiman! I took his course on Masterclass.com, loved him, and then I realised that he is the writer of Stardust. I’ve not read Stardust, but I really liked the movie! And so I decided to pick up Neverwhere, and my fandom has been cemented. Neverwhere is worth a read if you’re a fan of fantasy. I can’t wait to read his other books.
This, omg, just blew my brains. The synopsis alone captivated me, but the book absolutely killed me – in a good way! To be honest, I still can’t wrap my mind around the entire plot and premise. It’s a very complicated time-travel-character-swapping-ish kinda book, but extremely captivating. I was practically racing through the pages, and by the end of it, I had to rest my brain because of all the processing it had to do haha. Highly recommended!
My hubby said to me one night, “You should read more non-fiction books.” Well, here’s one non-fiction! 😛 I love Hazel Soan’s style of painting, as I mentioned before. And this is another beautiful watercolour book that features many of her beautiful paintings. It’s not necessarily a stop-me-in-my-tracks book, but I still picked up some tips and techniques that helped me in painting people.
After the complicated book that was the Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, I yearned for something light and funny, as a way for my brain to relax. So I went for Star-crossed. I laughed when I read the synopsis, so I had quite high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out for me and I abandoned it halfway. Maybe I’ll try reading it again sometime in the future.
I’m beginning to realise that I quite like books that are a little, artsy. I don’t know how else to call them. The Keeper of Lost Things was a gentle book, and every line I read felt like soft caresses on my heart. I loved it. I especially loved the short stories weaved in between the main story, and how they all linked and tied up at the end. This is one of those books where I sighed when I finished it, satisfied but sad that it’s the end.
That’s all for these two months! I am currently reading Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers, but at a snail’s pace because: the 100 Day Project haha.
Let me know if you’ve read any of the books above, especially the Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I would love to hear what you think!!