So I’m re-reading The Rise Of Sivagami and my god am I seeing a lot of issues with it. Hah. I’ll probably update my earlier review. But anyway there are so many books I want to read as of recent.
- Six of Crows duology comprising of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdown by Leigh Bardugo. I want to pick this up cause from what I know, it’s about a band of people coming together for a heist. I’m sold. I like people from different walks of lives who come together for the main goal. Because bring on the unlikely relationships/friendships. Bring on the banter between people who just won’t get along with each other and yet will save each other’s ass because of the goal. I can’t wait to get started on this!
- Monsters of Verity duology comprising of This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab. I’ve been wanting to read another V.E Schwab book after Vicious. I wanted to read the Shade of Magic trilogy but the fact that it’s three books kind of daunts me. So I might pick it up in the future.
- Persepolis II, Embroideries and Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi. After Persepolis I, I just can’t get enough of her illustrations and the simplicity in the way she conveys her messages. I need more of her stuff. I need them all.
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. All I know about this book is that it follows an Asian girl, Lydia, living in an Asian household whose body is found in a lake. It alludes to her family having secrets. And I just like the fact that apparently, her parents had forced all their hopes on her or something like that. Hah.
- Wonder by R. J. Palacio. The movie’s out, isn’t it? I wanted to read the book cause it feels like a heartwarming story.
- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. Just wanted to try poetry. I have tried before. But I couldn’t enjoy it cause I’ve just found it really hard to understand.
- Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. A novel about a ten-year-old Vietnamese girl who had to move to America during the war on Vietnam and the things she and her family faced. It’s apparently written in a prose-poem style. The following was mentioned in one of the GoodReads review:
I now understand when they make fun of my name, yelling ha-ha-ha down the hall when they ask if I eat dog meat, barking and chewing and falling down laughing when they wonder if I lived in the jungle with tigers, growling and stalking on all fours. I understand because Brother Khoi nodded into my head on the bike ride home when I asked if kids said the same things at his school.
I mean. I want to read the book. There’s just something eloquent about this.
- What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum. It’s about an unlikely friendship. And you know how I feel about unlikely friendships. But yes, it’s about an unlikely friendship between a relatively popular girl called Kit, who’s recently lost her dad, and David, a kid with Autism on the high-functioning end of the spectrum I believe. What really got to me was the synopsis of the book where it says that Kit sits beside David at lunch one day just cause, and David says, ‘So your dad is dead.’ I love that ridiculous honesty that makes everything awkward and wrong. Hahahah.
- The Angelfall trilogy by Susan Ee. Once again another trilogy I want to read. I want to read it because of an unlikely relationship between an angel and a girl who have to band together for reasons. But it’s a trilogy. I don’t know.
- My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi. It’s a manga and it’s as the title states. I’ve been hearing good reviews about it and it sounds like a quirky book with a quirky character. Sounds good.