OCTOBER-NOVEMBER WRAP-UP

Up on my 2nd blog:

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I’ve been gone for a while now. 2 months almost. Exams, internet bans and shutdowns can do that to a person. On the brighter side, I am here with an Oct-Nov wrap up. These months have been beyond great for reading and I got done with more books than I’d thought I would. Kudos!

My bookish Instagram: @ollivandersbooks . You won’t regret a visit.

Lets begin. (insert Voldemort voice)

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OCTOBER:

  1. Romeo and Juliet,Shakespeare, the graphic novel: This illustrated edition of the play really brought out the magnificent vintage feel of the play. It was kind of short but really aesthetically pleasing.
  2. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens: A miser and business man, Scrooge who calls Christmas ‘humbug’ is taught the essence of festivity and giving by the 3 spirits of Christmas. The harbinger of the spirits is Scrooge’s long dead business-partner Marley or rather Marley’s Ghost. A very enjoyable tale, one to remember after years.
  3. Malgudi Schooldays, R.K. Narayan: this book follows young Swaminathan as he ventures through school-life and tends to adopt methods that allow him to skip school. Though highly comical, there is a touch of emotion at the very end. this book can be considered the Indian version of ‘ Diary of a Wimpy Kid’
  4. Hemu, Amar Chitra Katha, comic: This comic tells the tale of a shrewd statesman who uses his cunning means to slowly rise to the place of a King. The son of a grocerer, Hemu designs himself a life he finds pleasure in, not a life of hardship but slowly finds himself to be doomed by his own ways.

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OCTOBER RE-READS

Divergent: A dystopian novel following young Tris Prior as she makes the choice that decides the path of her life in a society divided into factions.

Four: the prequel to Divergent, this book follows Tobias Eaton in his struggle to carve out a path in life that never brings him face to face with the horrors of his past.

The Hunger Games: a dystopian novel featuring young adolescents chosen to fight to death for the entertainment of the people living their lavish lives in the capitol.

Catching Fire: The sequel to The Hunger Games, showing the beginnings of a rebellion.

Mockingjay: The last installment in the Hunger Games series shows the breakthrough and aftermath of the rebellion that brings justice to some and destroys others forever.

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NOVEMBER READS

  1. Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert: The much celebrated author of ‘Eat Pray Love’ brings forth another HUGE masterpiece in the form of a book about writing books. Amazing lyrical prose and memorable anecdotes crown this book.
  2. A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett:

    THIS BOOK FOLLOWS YOUNG SARA CREWE, A WISE MINDED GIRL, AS SHE VENTURES FAR FROM HER HOME TO JOIN A SEMINARY IN EUROPE. BEING BROUGHT UP BY A SINGLE FATHER WHO SHOWERS HIS WEALTH ON HIS ONLY DAUGHTER, SARA SOON RISES TO THE LIKES OF A CELEBRITY IN THE SEMINARY. BUT THINGS DO NOT STAY THE SAME AS SHE LEARNS THAT SHE MIGHT NEVER GO HOME AGAIN. 👑
    THIS BOOK SHOWS SARA’S HEROIC BRAVERY IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY.
    👑
    SET IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN.

NOVEMBER RE-READS

  1. City of Bones
  2. City of Ashes
  3. City of Glass
  4. City of Fallen Angles

The first four books in the Mortal Instruments Series, a young adult Fantasy merging the human , mundane world with the Demonic and Magical one.

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~Saadia

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