May was a really good reading month as I was on vacation. I read small books for the most part (none of these exceeds 400 pages I think) and managed to finish 10 books, out of which 2 were graphic novels/comics.
China Mieville is one author whose books I wanted to read for the longest time I guess. I bought this book and it sat on my shelf for a long time since I found it intimidating. I knew this would be a difficult read and would require lot of concentration and effort from my side and that was the reason for pushing it down my TBR list. I finally forced myself to pick it up this month and I absolutely loved it. I gave this book 4.5/5 stars.
Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag was translated from the Indian language Kannada. This book is pretty famous so I was curious to see what the hype was all about. Most reviews said that this book made them nostalgic about old Bangalore. There were few times it did make me nostalgic but overall it was pretty meh.
I am finally here with my April Wrap Up. April was a good reading month for me. I read 4 novels and 2 comic books in April.
We are living in 21st century and I still have to explain people why we need feminism. *Super face palm* Women associate feminism with man bashing and keep saying I am not a feminist.
This book is getting a lot of buzz lately as everyone seems to be loving this book. I have now joined the group of folks who loved this book. This is a very important book as it talks about the Black Lives Matter movement and it is an own voices book. That said, I have no idea about this movement and I am not sure how realistic this book is. I just read it like a fiction novel and my views here are limited to the scope of the book.
I have not read many classics as a kid or a teenager as I was not even aware of any. My native language is not English and there were not many English language readers in my family. My father read English novels but mostly espionage, crime fiction or thrillers (which are not what I like). He has studied some classics in college like Somerset Maugham or Charles Dickens. We did not even have English courses in college so I did not get any opportunity to read classics.