October was not a good reading month, because I read only four books and i didn’t read for a majority of the month.
(I am still working on my review for A Fine Balance. This is not funny anymore, I know. The thing is, this book spoke about so many controversial issues about which I have very strong opinions and it moved me so much, that writing about it is a real struggle. I’m trying not to become too emotional, you know?)
This month will also not be a great reading month, because I have exams from the 11th of November to the 24th and then I am going on a trip with friends, which means reading may not happen.
However, I have had a decent start so far because it is the third of the month and I have already read two books. They were both quick reads so it isn’t an achievement or anything but it feels good because i was dying to read these books. The first one is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.. It’s Young Adult but I really liked it because it was a very unique book. The premise itself is fascinating but the best part of the book is that it has creepy vintage photographs which the author actually found and collected and these photographs have inspired the story. Isn’t that cool????
The second book is actually a reread but I’m counting it as a new read because I didn’t remember most of it when I last read it. This is The Princess Bride, abridged by William Goldman. It’s a fantasy book but it is so rib-crackingly hilarious and fabulous. It is fun, adventurous and unabashedly satirical. I loveeeee it. It may be one of my all-time favourite books. There’s also a much-loved cult-classic movie but I haven’t seen it.
I have no idea what other books I want to read this month. I’ll go where the mood takes me. I have a feeling I’ll just be reading a whole lot though. Sorry about that. 😛