So, it’s already August. This month does become hectic with many holidays but I have set myself a treat of 3 books. I know too little! But then, I also wanted to set aside time for reading short stories. I guess we always undermine short stories as we slant towards the longer, juicier story telling medium.
Now coming to my TBR for August. Day one of the month was good as I started with ‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns. I cannot believe I bought this book last year, as soon as the news of it winning the Booker Prize was announced and left it lying on my book shelf. Seriously?! The little that I have read today, I find it promising. I really hope the story doesn’t get stuck midway.
Second is ‘The Lost Symbol’ by Dan Brown. I cannot believe I did not go back to Dan Brown after ‘Da Vinci Code’ and that was way back in college. Well, I watched ‘Angels and Demons’ and ‘Inferno’ and then lost interest in actually reading these books. Though I am sure the book version would be far more deep and detailed. So finally, I am looking forward to following Robert Langdon (that now I only imagine as Tom Hanks) as he unearths some symbology.
Third up is ‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman. I was really late to explore Neil Gaiman, especially because I don’t understand his genre well. I read ‘Neverwhere’ in April this year. Surely, I was fascinated by what the author did, building a fantasy world living under London city.
Apart from reading, I have set aside the goal to buy two books to add to my TBR for next month. Ever since ‘Gun Island’ by Amitav Ghosh came out, I am dying to get a copy. Though my last book ‘The Calcutta Chromosome’ by Amitav Ghosh was a little disappointing so still dilly-dallying with the idea. What if ‘Gun Island’ shatters my treasured memory of ‘The Hungry Tide’?
And, now that I am through with Odyssey and dawned a bit on Circe, the Goddess with the power to turn men into pigs; it seems perfect to get my copy of Circe by Madeline Miller. This is one book that has been recommended by almost every book lover. Though I wasn’t sure of picking it up without a background on Greek mythology but I guess it is high time, I actually find out.
Another thing that I am still in midair with is whether to switch my book blogging site to WordPress or continue as it is at present. I put up book reviews on my blogger platform and reviews on children’s books and movies on WordPress. Would love to know what you would suggest.
Also do share your TBRs and send me your book recommendations.