It’s nearing the end of the month, and I thought I would do a quick post on the books that I finished in April and what I am currently reading and hoping to finish in the near future (though not necessarily in the next month).
Finished in April
Never Use White Type on a Black Background and 50 Other Ridiculous Design Rules by Anneloes van Gaalen
I picked this up earlier this month, and it will be included in this month’s book haul that will be posted up next week. It was really the cover and the entire concept of white text on a black background that interested me because my eyes are rather sensitive to that combination (and perhaps even worse is red text on a black background). It’s very short and quick read, and I think I got through it in an hour in between my tutoring sessions one Saturday. Just quotes galore.
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
I read another famous play by Tennessee Williams before (The Glass Menagerie), and I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while. One of my coworkers was reading this for class, so I thought I would read along and actually finished it rather quickly. I always knew I read rather fast once I set my mind to it.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Ah, yes, I finally finished this book and got a Book Experience up on it earlier this week. Very interesting take on the unfolding of Nazi Germany. Probably a book that I would most likely reread.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
This is one of the books I picked up last month, if you remember it from March’s book haul. I decided to read it because I was just too curious as to what “The Secret” was, and as it turned out, the book itself was quite repetitive. I can’t say that I didn’t get anything out of it though.
How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman
A graphic novel, if I had to describe it, just pictures everywhere. This was a gift for my brother from a friend of his, and what does he do first? He gives it to me, so I can read it. How kind of him. Anyway, yes we do have a cat, and some things in this really made me chuckle out loud.
Vampire Darcy’s Desire by Regina Jeffers
I started this book years ago, and I finally finished the last 150 pages. This is the third book I read of her Pride and Prejudice adaptations, and I thoroughly enjoyed them all (yes, even this one with Mr. Darcy as a vampire, which yes, I was wary/skeptical of). I like her writing style, and I think it reminds me of Jane Austen’s a lot. I have other series that tells Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s point of view, and sometimes even beyond the original novel itself, so I am excited to get into that.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
Now, I’ve been wanting to read this little book for ages, and when I finally got my hands on it, I finished it in one night in bed. Quite poignant for such a small book, as you can see by the amount of Post-It tabs I stuck into it. I like it very much.
I am normally in the middle of multiple books at a time, so these are the ones I am currently reading. I might pick up quick ones to read through as well here and there, like I did for this month.
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
This was recommended to me a while back by one of my penpals, Kevin, so I’m working my way through it. The only other thing I’ve read by Chuck Palahniuk was “Guts” (and it was for a class as well… imagine our surprise).
UBIK by Philip K. Dick
Another recommended to me by Ken, and while it took a bit to get into the plot, it was rather mind-blowing already, the world that Dick created. How did he think of these things? Mind-blowing, I tell you.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Another one I’ve been meaning to read, and one that my coworker is reading now after he finished A Streetcar Named Desire. He said he didn’t quite understand what was going on and thought I might help. So far, I’m just having a hard time remembering “mental hospital” instead of thinking “prison” because I’ve watched too much OZ.
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
This is a bit of an ongoing series for me because I’m just trying to savor it each time I read. I am getting through this incredible fast, much faster than I anticipated, so I feel like I have to set it down, or I would just devour it. I’m just letting it all sink in and enjoying it. I watched the TV series already, and I am just getting the best of both worlds because each one has something to give.
That’s all I have for now. I think I’m reading much more and faster since I started this blog, which is rather exciting. Granted, some of the books were short and fast to read (and one just had pictures just as much, so I might not even count that one). We shall see how well I hold this up.
Thanks for reading. Until next time, take care!