I read Trail of Lightning this month as part of the readalong hosted by Wyrd and Wonder hosts. I could not read along with others and could not discuss the book on the dates chosen by the hosts. I knew this month was going to be hectic at work, so I sped through the book in the beginning of this month when I had some free time. I have been too busy with a new project at work and have been unable to blog. I will not be able to blog much for the next couple of months I guess. This is the only book I have read so far from my fantasy TBR. But I am glad I was able to finish at least one book.
I am joining Imyril and some other wonderful bloggers on a journey through fantasy land this May as part of Wyrd and Wonder. If you would like to sign up or find out more details about this blogging event, please check out this post.
It’s still April 30th night in US but it is already May 1st in all the other parts of the world so I am posting this anyway.
I have been suffering from reading slump this month for some reason. In general, the political climate in the country is bad and I am stressed out because of various things in personal life too. I haven’t been able to finish a single novel this month as I am not able to concentrate much on anything. In situations like this, dystopian novels come handy. When you think your life is horrible and you read a dystopian novel, you feel your world is much better than the one in the book. At least we don’t have people burning books or killing each other on streets right? 🙂
Here are some dystopian books that I have enjoyed in the past. I love this genre a lot and keep reading books from this genre often.
This year I have been buying books a lot. My tbr was shrinking and I added some books from many genres to my tbr. I did not add lot of books in a single genre though, except maybe fantasy and science fiction. Since I read many genres, adding few books in each genre results in an explosion of my tbr. But I have reduced buying books on an impulse and mostly think and buy books that I really am interested in buying.
I have not read many contemporary books. When I saw how people were coming up with their summer reading list, I realized how less number of summery reads I own and have read. The only YA contemporary author I have read is John Green and he is one of my favorite authors ever. That’s when I started thinking about exploring other contemporary authors, with the hope that I might like their books. The only adult contemporary author I have read is Sophie Kinsella. I have tried reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and The perks of being a wallflower but did not get interested in either of them. I did not finish either of those books as I found them to be boring.