May 7, 2014

Required Reading 2014: May

I nearly forgot to write this post! Talk about busy schedules. April went by in a scorching haze and look, it's May! It's still summer, and the heat is still very much on!


Here are the books that I finished reading for April:

  • Tenth of December by George Saunders - Awesome, awesome collection of short stories. Buddy-read with a couple of bookish friends. 5/5
  • If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino - The book club's book of the month. Confusing, impertinent. 2/5
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith - A lovely novel on faith, family, friendship, race, and love. Another buddy read. 4/5

Yes, I was able to read all the books on my reading list for April, so yay! (Technically, I finished reading White Teeth only this weekend, but still.)

As for May, I picked three books from my 2014 must-reads list:

Star the Slytherin Bear, my model, is currently indisposed (i.e., in the wash).

  • Independent People by Halldor Laxness - A favorite book of two of the most influential bookish people in my life. Excited to read this. 
  • To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf - The book club's book of the month. Been wanting to read a Woolf book, so yes, also excited to read this.
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes - Friends from the book club are raving about this. Let's see how it will fare with me. 

Have a good May, everyone. :)

5 comments:

angus25 said...

This afternoon, I was reading reviews of Independent People and even reread the first page. Ah! I hope you'll enjoy it. :)

Monique said...

BUDDY: I have a good feeling about it. Haven't actually started it yet but I'll text you from time to time. Hihi.

Louize Gonzales said...

Oooh, you are reading brain-bleeders! Good brain-bleeders, mind you. Happy reading! ♥

Tin said...

Lol at "impertinent". Hahaha! Also, I am oh so happy that you all loved Tenth of December! It really is a double awesome kind of book. :D

Maria @ bookchilla said...

You'll love To The Lighthouse (I think) haha. Intense writing :) and I think I have an audiobook here somewhere of The Sense of an Ending...

Happy reading!