Hello, my fellow Spirals!
Can you guys believe that we are already into February of 2022?! I can’t at all. Time is flying by so damn fast. But let’s talking about books now to distract ourselves.
This month has been a really good reading month for me. If you have read my previous blog posts, you know that I set a reading goal of 50 this year so that I don’t put pressure on myself to read more books and take my time with them. Apparently that doesn’t stop me from flying through books at all😂 But then again, I am back to being stressed this month since my final year project has started and reading has always been my way of coping with it. So that explains why I ended up reading so much.
Now let’s get into it!
Other Posts on My Blog
- 22 Books to Read in 2022
- Favorite Reads of 2021
- A New Blog Feature! | Request A Recommendation
- Why I Fell in Love With Reading
Books I Read
- Home (Marilynne Robinson) – No Rating
- Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Hungry Tide (Amitav Ghosh) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟
- Sourdough (Robin Sloan) – ⭐⭐⭐🌗
- Uglies (Scott Westerfeld) – ⭐⭐⭐🌗
- The Ones We Keep (Bobbie Jean Huff) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌗
- Loveless (Alice Oseman) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌗
Favorite Book of the Month
I think it has to be The Hungry Tide. I didn’t expect to love this book when I picked it up or when I was reading it at the start. But then it ended up surprising me so much. The lush details of the mangroves, the rivers, the animals, the people and their culture is sooo good. I am from India and I had no idea about the Sunderbans except reading about it in my Geography textbooks as a student.
Least Favorite Book of the Month
Probably Home by Marilynne Robinson. This book wasn’t particularly bad or anything but I really couldn’t connect with it at all. It talks a lot about Christianity and the church, none of which I am familiar with. The writing was also so hard for me to follow. I felt like I failed to understand what the book was actually trying to convey. That’s why I didn’t feel comfortable giving it a rating.
#Books Read: 7
#Pages Read: 2,954
Average Rating: 4.08
Most Read Genre: Young Adult & Literary Fiction