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.
So I returned my books from the earlier library book haul and got some more today to read in the holidays next week. One of the reasons for not borrowing books from the library is the strict deadline when you have to return books. Being a moody reader, I find it difficult to finish a book on time. That’s the reason for preferring to own books which you can keep down any number of times and pick up whenever you feel like reading again.
This is an autobiography of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking. He is one person who has probably inspired me the most in my life. His book “A brief history of time” made me fall in love with physics more than a decade back. So happy that I read this book finally about him and his research.
I never make a tbr (to-be-read) as I usually read depending on my mood. I pick books sometimes just to find that I am not in a mood to read them. But this year, I wanted to make a list just for my own reference. This list will help me understand which books are top priority on my shelf. I may not be able to read all these in 2017 and may have to push some of these to 2018. But I just wanted to have a list that I could refer to if I was unsure what book to read next.
I participated in Sci-fi november event this month as mentioned in my introduction post. This was the first time that I participated in this event or any event for that matter. I have never participated in readalongs and blogging events so it was a lot of fun.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a fast paced science fiction thriller about multiverses published this year (2016). I saw mixed reviews of this book so I initially thought I will not get a hard copy and instead read an ebook. I read some 25% of the book and lost interest. I then realized few days back that maybe it was because of the format of the book that I did not enjoy it much, as these days I am not able to read on Kindle for some reason (just don’t feel like reading on it). This week I got a hard copy of this book and finished reading it this weekend. And you know what, I absolutely loved it.
This book was on my tbr for way too long. This is my third book by H.G.Wells, after reading “The time machine” and “The invisible man” which were both amazing books.