Sunday, September 13, 2015

What I'm Reading // Summer 2015

Papered Pine: What I'm Reading

When people ask me what I'm interested in, I always answer with reading. I have been an avid reader my whole life and love snuggling up with a blanket and hot beverage to a good book. It is probably why I love Fall so much. Actually, books are for every season. What I wouldn't give to be lounging on a beach somewhere with a book in my hands.

This was an incredibly hot summer in Germany. There were a couple days in July that were even record-breaking. Of course, I had a sun hater (aka baby) for the glorious weather so I couldn't leave the apartment too often. My baby is a vampire. She shields her eyes any time she gets close to a sun- filled window.

I still managed to read two books and would like to share a small review with you.

1 // Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Rating: 4/5

If you've ever read Murakami, you will know that he can make real life seem almost like fantasy. It's like you don't know whether to believe the event actually happened. That is how I felt for most of this novel.

I thoroughly enjoyed it, though, and would recommend it to anyone. It is a short book and it captivated me into reading it fairly quickly.

2 // Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Rating: 5/5

I absolutely LOVED this book. It was nothing like I thought it would be. It is a post apocalyptic novel, but it focuses on the characters more than the catastrophe. I seriously don't want to say any more, because you should definitely read it as soon as possible.

If you've read these books, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Next up on my read list is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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