This month has been is a bit all over the place, but I have tried to whittle down the list of books that I have read this month and chose a few of my favourites.
The first book on this month’s bookshelf post is the one and only, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. I haven’t actually watched the movie, but I have been told by many people that it’s amazing. One of the main reasons I wanted to read the book was because of how many people were hyping the movie, and so, I wanted to give the book a go before even attempting to watch the film. And my god was I impressed! It’s such an easy read, which not only opens your eyes to another culture but is so well written and has such an interesting storyline. Honestly, give it a read because you will not be disappointed. The book is about Rachel Chu and her boyfriend Nick Young, who go to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Where Rachel is thrown into the world of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and her boyfriend’s very disapproving mother.
1984 by George Orwell was recently lent to me by a friend and even though a lot of people I know have said it’s an amazing book, I wasn’t too sure if it was something I would be interested in reading. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it! Now, I’m not going to lie, it did take me a while to get into it and it’s definitely not an ‘easy’ read but it’s definitely worth reading or least trying to read. The book is about Winston Smith who struggles with the oppression and ever-watchful Big Brother in Oceania, Winston risks expressing his feelings in a diary and pursues a relationship with Julia.
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is about Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, a young princess who at a young age witnessed the murder of her mother and her people. After her country was conquered, she was made a prisoner in her own home. The story follows Theodosia and her fight to get her country back! This book is gripping, emotional and such an amazing read, definitely one of my favourite YA reads so far of this year.
The final book of this month’s bookshelf is King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo, this book is honestly amazing! Leigh Bardugo continues within the Grisha universe with this new duology starring Nikolai Lantsov. The story follows Nikolai and his fight to keep his country safe from his enemies, as well as the internal fight with his inner magical demons. If you have loved Leigh Bardugo other books, this one will definitely be right up your alley.
I hope you enjoyed this month’s bookshelf!
Love Sharuni xx
//28th February 2019//