Hey! I publicly committed to read 100 books this 2022, and I was so excited so I started early (yay!). Anyhoo, here are the books I read for my December 2021 monthly wrap-up.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman My rating: 5 of 5 stars At first, I thought this is just a typical ‘grumpy old man’ story, and I was wondering why that Conde Nast article on Ambassador’s book suggestions before we go to their countries included this book. Upon reading the synopsis provided in the … Read more
One Thousand Stars and You by Isabelle Broom My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was looking for a book with Sri Lanka as a setting when I came across this book. It was an easy read, and the author provided a very detailed description of the things happening around on each scene, making you … Read more
Investigations of a Dog by Franz Kafka My rating: 3 of 5 stars Franz Kafka has written this short story in a perspective of a dog. It was very difficult to read given the long sentences and, lack of cohesion, and a lot of unfamiliar English words. I’ve been reading reviews about readers giving up … Read more
A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman My rating: 4 of 5 stars After having read and liked other novels about/set in Sri Lanka, I decided to give this one a try. However, I feel like I have to Google every jargon or term that has something to do with Sri Lanka culture in order to … Read more
As a feminist, I highly recommend this brilliant Russian classic read.
I can’t believe I will be able to relate to a fictional Professor from a story written in 1894. Bravo, Chekhov.