Hey readers! March was a good reading month for me. Free from the pressure of school exams, I was finally able to read. March went by pretty fast as I was mostly studying throughout the month. I explored some well known classics this month and it was a great experience.
- I took my first SAT. I realised more about my weaknesses and will start focusing on them.
- I started an internship at a library where I’ll do research and write about literary prizes.
- I finished my school exams but that doesn’t bring any relief as I have my APs to focus on now.
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah – This was my first non-fiction book in a long time and I loved it. Trevor Noah is one of my favourite comedians and reading about his life was a great experience for me. Apart from telling me about his childhood, the book also made me familiar with South Africa’s history and cultures.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – Khaled Hosseini is one of my favourite writers and I really liked this book. It revolves around betrayal and atonement and tells a beautiful story about two Afghan boys, Amir and Hassan. I really liked the writing style and how the story was told. It did get boring for me in between and that’s the sole reason why I didn’t give it a 5-star but other than that this was an amazing read.
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen – This was my first Jane Austen book and I loved it! This was one of those books where there isn’t that much to the plot but the way in the which the story is told just makes you love the book. Jane Austen was a very witty writer and I think this particular book contains some of my favourite quotes. The book tells a tale of the British society in the early eighteenth-century and explores general human behaviours that we see around us everyday.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – This book is really hyped and I finally got a chance to read it. It symbolises much more than the reader can infer at first and holds a very deep meaning about the American Dream. Gatsby is a very intriguing character and I would’ve loved to read more of him. The ending was quite abrupt but it was one of the most beautiful ones that I’ve read in a while. It was a relatively short read and if you’re looking for a book to read over the weekend, I would suggest this one.
I wouldn’t say I read as much as I would’ve wanted to but at least I started reading again and that’s a start. Let’s hope I do better in April!