I know it’s only the start of 2019, but I wanted to write a post about some of the books I’ve been really enjoying reading the last few weeks.
One of my favourite books is Notes on A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig, it is such an eye opener and definitely a must read. The first time I read his book, it really made me rethink how influential and sometimes overwhelming society can be. Matt Haig tries to breakdown bits of society which can affect your mental health and little steps you can take to make your life a less stressful. There are so many little lessons the book teaches you, such as trying to find other ways to preoccupy yourself during travel for example instead of scrolling through social media apps.
For anyone who loves Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instrument series then I would recommend you give The Dark Artifices series a go. The series follows the stories of those living in the Los Angeles Institute, especially Emma Carstairs, Julian Blackthorn and his family as well as Cristina Rosales. One of the things I love about this series is that Cassandra Clare tries to incorporate some of her original characters into the series, giving them a storyline but not lettering it overpower the story of the newer characters. For someone who has written a lot of books based on the Shadow Hunter universe, somehow the latest books seem to be getting better and better.
Arc of Scythe series by Neal Schusterman is a must read, something that looks what would happen if most of humanity was immortal. A group called the scythe were chosen to help keep the balance and were tasked to rule on matters of life and death. the story looks at how having kind of power can be so powerful that they think they have the right to do make their own rules, and instead of killing people to help keep the world in balance they instead kill for fun. The series is quite bloody but is such a good read.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is such an emotional book, it delves into the subject of loneliness and how society can be really overwhelming. One of my favourite quotes from the book is “These days, loneliness is the new cancer—a shameful, embarrassing thing, brought upon yourself in some obscure way. A fearful, incurable thing, so horrifying that you dare not mention it; other people don’t want to hear the word spoken aloud for fear that they might too be afflicted, or that it might tempt fate into visiting a similar horror upon them.”. I would definitely recommend you give it a read!
When it comes to poetry, The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur is such a wonderful read. it’s one of those poetry books that you would want to carry around with you, so you can have some on the go inspiration. I love how raw and truthful Rupi is in the way she writes, whenever I read one of her poems I feel so immersed by the words.
I hoped you enjoy reading this week’s, hope you all have a lovely rest of the week.
Love Sharuni xx