Alright so this is the first book related post I’m doing. I just felt like shaking up my content for a change. Here’s a few books I’m currently reading or intend to read very soon. I’m a SUPER SLOW REA……………….DER. Yeah, but I’ll try to read as much of them as I can as well as seriously starting to self-learn french after a hiatus. After a book, I’ll probably do a review on it so expect to see a review comin up. I’ve never reviewed books before though I have done Lit (advanced/H2) at A-Levels and got an A. Woots! It’s the same thing right?! Haha, maybe I’ll mix some of my movie reviewing traits in as well. Who knows? Are you interested to see me review novels? If you are, let me know in the comments!
So here’s my reading list, sorry for the brief post, I’m so sleepy right now….zz
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Booker prize nominee, Pen/Faulkner award for fiction)– Karen Joy Fowler
Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she explains. “I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you’re thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion…she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as my sister.” As a child, Rosemary mever stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence. In We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date – a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences.
The Goodman Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ -Phillip Pullman
This is the story of two brothers. One is impassioned and one reserved. One is destined to go down in history while the other to be forgotten. In Phillip Pullman’s hands, this sacred tale is reborn as one of the most enchanting, thrilling and visionary stories in recent years.
The Bone Clocks (World fantasy winner for the year) – David Mitchell
Run away, one drowsy summer’s afternoon with Holly Sykes: wayward teenager, broken-hearted rebel and unwitting pawn in a titanic, hidden conflict. Over six decades, the consequences of a moment’s impulse unfold, drawing an ordinary woman into a world far beyond her imagining, the pledge she made to a stranger may become key to her family’s survival…
Harvest (Booker prize nominee) – Jim Crace
One the morning after Harvest, a trio of outsiders arrives in a remote village and sets up camp, announcing themselves in smoke. That same night, however, the local manor house catches ablaze. For the townspeople these two events are not mere coincidence: the new arrivals are cruelly punished. But it is another new face that provokes the most concern for Walter Thirsk, a resident outsider himself. This man comes not with a flame, but with a pen, meticulously taking notes, while Thirks watches his once quiet hamlet descend into chaos.
The Lost Books Of The Odyssey – Zachary Mason
Zazhary Masons’ brilliant and beguiling debut novel reimagines Homer’s classic story of the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. With hypnotic prose, terrific imagination, and a dazzling literary skill, Homer’s original that, taken together, open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations.
Wolf Hall (Booker prize winner) – Hillary Mantel
Enlgand in 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country coulf be destroyed by Civil War. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition. But what will be the price of his triumph?
So what do you think?
I own none of the pictures above and the descriptions were taken off the back of the book synopsis.