Hey hey hey! I think I did pretty well this month! Only 11 books this time.
My wallet being almost empty was a great contributing factor but I managed. I have in fact, sacrificed meals because I wanted to get these books at the amazing discount prices that they were on.
It’s fine, I know. I have a problem. But the first step is awareness and I feel like I have that.
- Unbound: 2000 Years of Indian Women’s Writing – divided into eleven sections, this book is a collection of some of the most significant writing by Indian women.
- Night by Elie Wiesel – this short tiny tale is a heartbreaking account of the authors teenage years in Nazi death camps. Lauded to be a masterpiece of its time and genre.
- Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o – my growing love for African authors was the main driving factors of this purchase. The author is apparently one of the most widely read African writers of our time so naturally, I had to read his work!
- The Liberation of Sita by Volga – there were some parts of the Ramayana that never made sense to me even as a kid. Volga (P Lalitha Kumari) through this book ‘corrects’ the wrongs done to women in the tale.
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – having heard so much about the book from various channels, I just had to read it. (P.S. I read it and I would recommend this book to everyone wholeheartedly)
- Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut – I’m slowly warming up to the idea of ‘dystopia’ and the genre of science fiction, hence.
- Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami – I think I’m one of those few people who actually don’t like Murakami. Never read Kafka On The Shore and this is one book that everyone raves about. Hopefully this changes my mind?
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Dias – I have always been partial to a Pulitzer winner because most of the times they have been excellent books. I have no doubt that this will be too.
- Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – Apart from being a ‘Penguin Drop Cap’ edition, this is a book that has been in my ‘to be read’ section on GoodReads for a while now. Can’t wait!
- Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee – a book that speaks to a very important topic of immigration and searching for one’s identity.
- Butterfield 8 by John O’Hara – heard so much about this, not because of the book but because of the movie.
- A Monster Calls is a book I’d been wanting to read for a while now. My bookstagram feed at one time was inundated with posts of the book singing it’s praise. I had to see what it was about.
- I’m on a mission to read more books by Indians. Unbound is the perfect remedy for that.
- As a child I never understood why certain things were happening to the women in the Ramayan. When I heard there was a book called ‘The Liberation of Sita‘, the feminist in me had to read it.
So that’s it for March. Apologies for the post being put up half way through April, but hey! I was reading. 😉
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