I haven’t been able to upload this earlier due to my lack of motivation and social isolation. I have been working on my mental health and hope to be more present. Till then here’s the books I read in February. 🙂
1. Landline by Rainbow RowellAn older couple struggling with their marriage gets a second chance through a magic telephone. A telephone through which Georgie could call Neal 15 years back. I absolutely adored and devoured this book. The dynamics of the relationship between Georgie and Neal, and how they play out and evolve is so real and fulfilling. It’s very heartwarming and I’ve already added it to my list of “The Best Books I’ve Ever Read”.
It’s a short translated and illustrated work of Rumi intended for children. It’s about a merchant who likes to collect birds from different countries. And is about setting them free! A very small edit is done to the original content to give a feminist perspective and I definitely liked it.
2. The Parrot And The Merchant By Pippa Goodheart
Totally a disappointment. I mean the writing was TRASH! The narrative was TRASH! The male love interest was TRASH! It was so very MYSOGYNISTIC and I wonder why I even bothered to finish reading it!
3. Tangled by Emma Chase
Wow! A Very Large Expanse of Sea is about racism, Islamophobia and young love. February gave me 2 Best Books Ever! THIS BOOK. This book is all consuming and heartbreaking and yet heartwarming. It will give you so many emotions that you’ll not know what to do with them.
4. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Adichie writes this book for her friend who turns to Adichie for an advice on how to raise her daughtee feminist. This book states some BASIC ideas of feminism and was a good read.
5. Dear Ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions by Cimamanda Gnozi Adichie
This is an upcoming graphic novel. It’s funny and is filled with some grim wit!
6. Safely Endangered Comics by Chris McCoy
A great thriller. Combination of dense plot and fast pace always keeps you on the hook. It’s about Liz who is found to have shoot her husband accidentally. She also shot her father accidentally 16 years back. Are these really accident or will Liz get away with murder twice!
7. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
Have you read any of these? Are they in your TBR? Let me know in the comments. Or just drop in a HI!❤