In my last wrap up, I mentioned about stress because of my job and promised to make a complete post about that. So here is it, finally a life update after a long time.
‘When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife‘ by Meena Kandasamy got released last year and I added it to my TBR immediately since it is a semi-autobiographical account of marital abuse. The author underwent abuse from her husband and this book is a fictionalized version of that. I had never read a book on domestic violence and considering this was by an Indian author, I was even more intrigued. What made me finally pick this book was the fact that this book got short listed to 2018 Bailey’s prize for women’s fiction. Link for the shortlist. I only saw positive reviews for this book everywhere and that made me pick it up.
Books Inc is a local independent bookstore (a family run) and I started visiting it a lot after they opened a branch in Santa Clara. They have the best sci-fi and fantasy section I have ever seen and knowledgeable staff who can recommend some great books. I have visited some of their other branches but I loved the collection in the Santa Clara branch the most.
April was an okay reading month but I mostly read comics. I was under stress (related to job) about which a separate update post will come soon. Because of the stress, I could not read much. Also that resulted in my absence from this blog as well (hence the super late wrap up post). But I still wanted to have my wrap up posted here since doing these wrap ups have resulted in me reading more books. I feel accountable for my reading somehow and that makes me finish books faster. I read a total of 8 books, out of which 5 were comics/graphic novels.
My thoughts on this Hugo Nominated book –
Last month, I finally finished all the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels in the series by Bryan Lee O Malley. I started this series 7 years back when the movie first came out. I read 2 books and then never read the others. I was recently searching for a movie when I noticed Scott Pilgrim movie and I felt like watching it again. This time, I decided I will read all the books and then watch the movie. So I did exactly that and felt that the books are better than the movie. Continue reading
So in my last post, I talked about the Hugo nominated books that I had already read, even before the nominations were announced. This post is going to be about the books that I plan to read. I am not interested in reading all the books that were nominated, but still interested in reading some of them.