The spookiest day in the world is coming up soon, and in my book that is the beginning of the end of the year. Although I read very little during the first half of the year, the second half made up for it mostly.
Monsters of Men and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I enjoyed the Chaos Walking trilogy quite a bit and Monsters of Men brought it to a nice conclusion. Since I never reviewed any of the books of this trilogy, I'll do it in one post. The Perks of Being a Wallflower was an amazing read. It brought to mind another book - Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian but I think I loved this one more. It was sad, moving and occasionally made me worried for the narrator but it was also very uplifting and made me feel very hopeful by the end.
Next in the list
Last night, I started reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, which is another title that I've been intimidated by but ended up loving from the first sentence. I found it on the Oyster app on my iPad, and being eager to try this app, I joined the trial and decided to give the book a go. I'll talk more about what I think of Oyster in a later post, but for now, both the app and the book are pretty good.
1. The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke (Very thrilling!)
2. The Dinner by Herman Koch (Loved it!)
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
2. Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
3. Quarantine by Rahul Mehta
4. MetaMaus by Art Speigelman
5. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
6. Maus by Art Speigelman
7. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
8. Can you Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
9. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
10. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
11. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot