February was kind to me. My trip to the US was confirmed. And, you all were super kind to me, and offered some brilliant suggestions on things I can do in Texas. Oh, how much I love blogosphere!
I surprised myself last month by reading some books that I didn’t plan to read.
Here is the list:
❤ = Favourite
The First Bad Man by Miranda July — This was weird, weird, weird. I was so weirded out by the weirdness, I even titled the blog Infinite Weirdness. Uff!
Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy — I bought this because it was on a discount sale. Later, I realised that it was longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2015. Roy presents an India that I have always known — the one that is home to gods, demons, and the people who voluntarily lose themselves in the abyss in-between and many who are pushed into it. Her story belongs to everybody who dreams of an India that can annihilate the infamous ironies.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes — I told you I surprised myself. I read a romance. Like I read a ROMANCE. 🙂 Me Before You wasn’t bad at all, and I intend to read the sequel too.
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma — I will give this book a thousand <3. It deserves more than that. For I have already gushed about it so many times, I am going to refrain from writing about it here again. My blog is here.
The Room on the Roof by Ruskin Bond — This copy is indeed a collector’s edition. The hardbound features Ahlawat Gunjan’s lovely illustrations, which capture the heart of the novel in pleasant watercolors. I think I will not loan this copy to anybody. 🙂
Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat, and Carrie by Stephen King — Blah, Meh, Bum… Okay. Bye.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert — I love Gilbert, and I liked this book.
Where the River Parts by Radhika Swarup — The book offers a distressing, yet poetic account of the shadow that the partition of India and Pakistan cast.
In other news, Book Blogger Appreciation Week was a riot. I met a lot of interesting, friendly bloggers. And, my blog turned one last month. Woohoo!
I am going to kick myself out of my comfort zone in March. I have signed up for Outlandish Lit’s Month-Long Weirdathon.
I dove into my stash, and found some books that can be marginally weird (at least to me).
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Shining by Stephen King
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (Jo, because of you!) 🙂
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimcar McBride
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Are you participating in #Weirdathon too? How was your February? Let me know. 🙂
Besides the books that are set aside for #Weirdathon, I intend to read Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air. The book was delivered a few weeks ago, but I still can’t bring myself to read it, for I know that it’s going to break my heart.
I am currently reading Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley. It seems fun.
Have a great March! 🙂