Monday, 30 March 2015

March 2015

Another month done and dusted and I just wanna cry because I can’t believe April is upon us already. Remember last month when I read so much even though I was also studying for finals? Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that I read more under pressure because I didn’t have much to do this month and my reading wasn’t as much as previous months. Still, I’m very, very happy with it: 5 books and a play. Also, I had a bit of a bookhangover thanks to one particular remarkable book called All the Light We Cannot See but let’s start from the beginning, shall we?

1. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
2. Nightfall Gardens by Allen Houston
3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
4. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
5. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
6. Zodiac by Romina Russell

My first book in March was Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. I had to read this for my Classical Literature Class and I enjoyed it. We all know Oedipus story and although I would have preferred to watch a play, I had a nice time reading it. The translation was quite tricky… spot on, yes, but complex. I gave it 3 stars. After that I picked up Nightfall Gardens by Allen Houston. I was sent it for review, so if you wanna know more about my thought you can go and check out my FULL REVIEW. I gave it 4 stars.

A very recent release that I was very inclined to read was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins because it was marketed as ‘the new Gone Girl’ and when I saw it on the bookshop I had to get it and even though I did enjoy it, I figured the whole thing out. Bummer! I also wrote a FULL REVIEW if you wanna know more. I gave it 3.5 stars.

Then, I read what is most likely to be on my favourite reads this 2015 and that is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. There are no words to describe this book. No worlds. I tried to in a review, which you can read HERE, but it wouldn’t do justice to what this book made me feel. It gave me all the feels and it broke my heart but it was so good and you guys need to read it because the prose is beautiful and the story is marvelous and just read it, okay? Please? You can bet my rating on this one, don’t you? 5 freaking wonderful stars. And included in the package was also a beautiful bookhangover. I mean, it can’t get better than that!

After five days without picking a book, I went for something easy and fast-paced because I was still chewing over my thoughts about All the Light We Cannot See and I went for The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm because it was part of my Spring TBR and I was dying to see how the original tales were. It didn’t disappoint at all and I also wrote a post about it, which you can read HERE. I gave it 4 stars.

The last book of the month, Zodiac by Romina Russell, was a complete letdown. I’m planning on writing a full review to tell you all why I didn’t like it but for now the main reason was that I couldn’t connect with the characters and the story and well, that killed it for me. I rated it with 2 stars but that doesn’t imply it is a bad book. All the ratings are based on opinions and maybe I didn’t enjoy this one, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t so if you wanna read it, then give it a go.

Now that I think about it, this month I’ve been quite good with reviews. I’ve reviewed almost all the books I’ve read and I still have another one in the making so I’m really happy. I would probably upload it next Thursday if I can, since I’m going away for Easter. Hope March has been good to you and see you again on my next post! 

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