It's been some time since I last wrote about my reading challenge for 2017, but I'm thrilled to tell you all that I'm still going strong. And by strong, I mean that we're mostly already halfway the next month by the time I finish a book, but hey! I'm reading! And here's which books I have devoured and am currently devouring since my last book post.
FEBRUARY || Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. A very short book for a very short month. You can read through this one in one sitting, and I absolutely loved re-reading it just before I went to see the musical Cats in April. The stories depicting the lives, thoughts and characteristics of these curious cats is often so accurate that it becomes an extremely funny read. Favourites? The Rum Tum Tugger, Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, Old Deuteronomy, Of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles and The Ad-Dressing of Cats.
MARCH || Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. This is one of my all-time favourites and I've read it so many times, you wouldn't believe it. I'm absolutely in love with J.M. Barrie's story about the boy who wouldn't grow up and like pretty much all the ways that it has been told. However, there's nothing that beats the original written words, simply because it's never overly romanticised or even softened for kids like they do in most films. Pan is pretty egocentric, rude and inconsiderate, which I absolutely love but is often toned down in most interpretations. Yes, Never Never Land is a creepy place, and Pan is a huge A-hole, simply put, but I still adore him. What's a girl to do about it.
APRIL || milk and honey by Rupi Kaur. I finally got my own copy of this well-loved collection of poetry, prose and hand drawn illustrations by the 24(!) year old Canadian author, and read and thought about every page in about one day. In it, she deals with themes like love, loss, violence, abuse and feminity, and splits her poetry up in four chapters: the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. I don't really have a favourite section, they're all pretty much the same level of important, but I do have a favourite page. This is the one:
MAY || A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. This is what I'm currently reading, and I must say that despite all the complicated storylines and intricate family trees, the book really reads like a train. I love Martin's use of language and there's hardly anything he doesn't describe with crazy accurate detail. I'm only planning on reading the first one for now, though, as there are still so many other books on my (re)reading list. Plus, I liked the design of the books you can order separately much more than the boxed version, so there. Easier to resist binge-reading. ;-)
NEXT FOR JUNE || Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han AND/OR The Dark Artifices #2: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. These two are sequels of series I've read with so much pleasure that I just couldn't and wouldn't resist buying them the minute they're released. Jenny Han's book was released at the beginning of April, so I already have it ready. Clare's book is bound to arrive on the 23rd of this month. Needless to say, I'm quit excited and curious about what happens next for her characters.
Q: What have you been reading? Tell me all about your favourite in the comment section!