Haul, TBR & Wrap Up

October Wrap Up

As I mentioned in my previous post October was a slow reading month for me. I was able to finish 7 books in October, and I was really bad with my review posts since I was travelling a lot. I promise to do a better job with reviews in November. So here are the seven books that I read.

  1. Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami – Ah! This was one of my most confusing reads. His writing definitely takes time to get used to. I was constantly going back and forth between ‘Oh this guy is brilliant’ and ‘ok now that’s really weird’. This is his first book I picked. Many suggested to read After the Quake before picking up any of his other works. I will try to read that before I pick up Kafka on the Shore.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. Untouchable, Mulk Raj Anand – The book is about a day in the life of Bakha, a sweeper, of the lowest level of the outcast. This is a very well written and heart-wrenching read. You can’t help but feel sympathetic towards the characters. I highly recommend this one.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. The Poison of Love, K.R. Meera – This is such a short yet powerful story. The story is about a woman who leaves behind a promising career and elopes with the love of her life. Initially things look great for her and slowly she realises that her husband would philander with other women. Hearbroken she leaves everything behind and goes to Vrindavan and starts living as a Meera sadhu. I really enjoyed reading this book. If you’re looking for a quick read, do grab this one.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. You never know, Akash Verma –  I’m okay with love triangles, but I don’t like reading about cheating. That’s a minus, but that’s just for me. This book is good for a short trip, flight or just to come out of a reading slump.
    To read the full review, click here.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
  5. The Colours of Passion,  Sourabh Mukherjee  – This is the second book in Agni Mitra series. I really enjoyed reading this book. I wish there were more Indian fictions dealing with issues addressed in this book. If you’re looking for a simple, easy and quick thriller, I highly recommend this. This is a definite page-turner.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    To read the full review, click here.
  6. Curfewed Night, Basharat Peer – This book is a must read. It will definitely add more to the reader’s perspective about Kashmir and Indian Army. The narration is beautiful, the author relives his entire life and takes us along the ride. It is brutally honest, and a heart-wrenching read. I’m glad that I read this book, and would highly recommend it.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. The Bear and The Nightingale Katherine Arden – There are a lot of Slavic myths in this book. I really enjoyed reading them. This is the first book I have read that’s based on Russian fairy tales. The writing is so beautiful. I sure didn’t realise that this is her debut novel. The way she has described few scenes send chills down the spine. There were lot of instances where I felt that only Katherine Arden could write like this. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I love love love love this book, and highly recommend it. If you are a fantasy lover, please do pick this one. It is dark, adventurous and full of magic. I can’t wait for her next book.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    To read the full review, click here.

 

Overall I have had a decent reading month. Let me know about the books you read in the month of October in the comments section. Hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Love,
A fellow bibliophile.

7 thoughts on “October Wrap Up

  1. 7 books a month and you are calling it a slow reading month? I managed to read 7 books this month (and that too included 3 short books within 100 pages) and that is my best month 😀 I can’t see myself reading more than 4-5 books each month.

    I can see you have read some good books. I am also hoping to read The Bear and the Nightingale too but I am waiting for my copy 🙂 Also, Murakami is an author which I want to pick, but I can’t see myself picking him up this yer.. may be next 🙂

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    1. Most of the books I read this month were also less than 200 pages🙈
      Please do pick up The Bear and the Nightingale soooooon. If you’re a fantasy lover, I’m so damn sure you’ll enjoy it. It’s beautifully written.

      Also, regarding Murakami, I’m planning to pick up his other books a little later too. Wasn’t really that inspired by Norwegian wood. If you’re planning to pick one of his works, pick After the Quake😃

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