February has been a very different kind of reading month for me. Usually, I read whatever I want, whenever I want. Sure, I have a TBR but that’s more of a guideline than anything else. This month I had prescribed readings for campus and those novels pretty much took up my reading time, so I ended up only reading one novel that was not a part of the list for school.
The first book I read this month was “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift. I found myself pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed it. It is a classic satire, filled with political commentaries disguised as fantasy and humor. At times the imagery is rather uncanny, however, I found it extremely funny and thought-provoking.
The second novel, “Like water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel was prescribed for my elective. It was definitely a unique read and was so beautifully written. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys novels with a touch of magical realism. Plus the film isn’t too bad either.
And the third book I read for Uni was “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” by Harriet Jacobs. This was a slave narrative or an autobiography. The writing style is very discursive which makes it a relatively easy read. Definitely an interesting and eye opening read.
Lastly, I read “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon. Absolutely love it. Was the perfect novel to read in one sitting and I recommend it to anyone who’d like a quick and easy read. You also have a look at my review for this book over here.
February was really a big adjustment for me. Hopefully, I’ll be able to read more than just my prescribed readings this month. I wouldn’t want the fun to be sucked out of reading.
What have you read in February?