This month was more about class books than books I read for pleasure. I have a lot more reading this semester than I did last semester, so I can’t squeeze in as many books I want to read. I have started listening to more audiobooks while I walk to work which is nice. I’ll also be honest, I’m sort of in a reading slump, but I think I’m on my way out of it.
Tiger at Midnight
by Swati Teerdhala
I listened to this audiobook and it was fantastic. I honestly think listening is better than reading it because I know I would not have done certain words justice, but the narrator brought them to life and they sounded so beautiful. The dual perspective was fun and both the characters are going through transformations. I look forward to the next book!
Black Sheep and Kissing Cousins
By Elizabeth Stone
This is a book for a class on writing about family stories and studying people. I thought this book would be really strange, but the title is just strange. It’s actually about the different kinds of family stories people have and even shares specific stories from real people. I really enjoyed it!
By Dave Isay
This is a StoryCorps book and I LOVED it. It’s made up of transcripts of people talking about jobs. It’s so interesting and inspiring as a college senior getting ready to head out into the world.
The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare
I did not enjoy this book at all. I was really excited to read it cause it’s the source material for 10 Things I Hate About You which is a movie I love. Well, the play is very sexist (how surprising) and not enjoyable to read. I read it for a film adaptation class and felt that the play didn’t get ripped apart as much as it should have.
Black Panther Volume I the Complete Collection
By Christopher Priest
I don’t read many comic books, so this was a cool experience. It was very engaging story, and it was fun to compare the comic to the movie (which was my assignment for class). Also, if you’re watching WandaVision, then you might have recognized one of the villains if you’re into reading theories. I’m not sure I’m a comic person, but I’m glad I read it!
The Price of Salt
By Patricia Highsmith
I also read this book for class, so it’s a little outside my comfort zone. Not a ton happens and it’s a rather slow book so that was difficult. I’m looking forward to comparing the screenplay to the book in class though.