October-November Wrap-Up

 

15258915_341792086191041_2097474612173471744_n.jpg

I’ve been gone for a while now. 2 months almost. Exams, internet bans and shutdowns can do that to a person. On the brighter side, I am here with an Oct-Nov wrap up. These months have been beyond great for reading and I got done with more books than I’d thought I would. Kudos!

My bookish Instagram: @ollivandersbooks . You won’t regret a visit.

Lets begin. (insert Voldemort voice)

14723641_382601938747197_7011467878029328384_n.jpg

OCTOBER:

  1. Romeo and Juliet,Shakespeare, the graphic novel: This illustrated edition of the play really brought out the magnificent vintage feel of the play. It was kind of short but really aesthetically pleasing.
  2. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens: A miser and business man, Scrooge who calls Christmas ‘humbug’ is taught the essence of festivity and giving by the 3 spirits of Christmas. The harbinger of the spirits is Scrooge’s long dead business-partner Marley or rather Marley’s Ghost. A very enjoyable tale, one to remember after years.
  3. Malgudi Schooldays, R.K. Narayan: this book follows young Swaminathan as he ventures through school-life and tends to adopt methods that allow him to skip school. Though highly comical, there is a touch of emotion at the very end. this book can be considered the Indian version of ‘ Diary of a Wimpy Kid’
  4. Hemu, Amar Chitra Katha, comic: This comic tells the tale of a shrewd statesman who uses his cunning means to slowly rise to the place of a King. The son of a grocerer, Hemu designs himself a life he finds pleasure in, not a life of hardship but slowly finds himself to be doomed by his own ways.

15253077_1119033668149665_7726154889964814336_a

OCTOBER RE-READS

Divergent: A dystopian novel following young Tris Prior as she makes the choice that decides the path of her life in a society divided into factions.

Four: the prequel to Divergent, this book follows Tobias Eaton in his struggle to carve out a path in life that never brings him face to face with the horrors of his past.

The Hunger Games: a dystopian novel featuring young adolescents chosen to fight to death for the entertainment of the people living their lavish lives in the capitol.

Catching Fire: The sequel to The Hunger Games, showing the beginnings of a rebellion.

Mockingjay: The last installment in the Hunger Games series shows the breakthrough and aftermath of the rebellion that brings justice to some and destroys others forever.

15258746_1811738222409506_1242507628978896896_n.jpg

NOVEMBER READS

  1. Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert: The much celebrated author of ‘Eat Pray Love’ brings forth another HUGE masterpiece in the form of a book about writing books. Amazing lyrical prose and memorable anecdotes crown this book.
  2. A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett:

    This book follows young Sara Crewe, a wise minded girl, as she ventures far from her home to join a seminary in Europe. Being brought up by a single father who showers his wealth on his only daughter, Sara soon rises to the likes of a celebrity in the seminary. But things do not stay the same as she learns that she might never go home again. 👑
    This book shows Sara’s heroic bravery in the face of adversity.
    👑
    Set in Victorian Britain.
NOVEMBER RE-READS
  1. City of Bones
  2. City of Ashes
  3. City of Glass
  4. City of Fallen Angles

The first four books in the Mortal Instruments Series, a young adult Fantasy merging the human , mundane world with the Demonic and Magical one.

15276595_916603011773483_8952962274583117824_n1

~Saadia

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s