How are you all doing? I hope you’re fine wherever you are!! It’s still Thursday but I can really say that this week has been so chill for me! I felt free from acads and since there is a food fair in our school, I am full of food!!!! But, my wallet is crying lol.
Anyway, I’ve missed reading books, so much!!! I haven’t realized it ’til our teacher asked us to read an excerpt from A Thousand Splendid Suns and ahh it was really good.
1. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
I purchased this book a long time ago but still haven’t found the time to read it. I’m not really sure if I have mentioned this on my older posts but yeah, I badly want to finish this one. Here’s the synopsis if it caught your interest!
On San Piedro, an island of rugged, spectacular beauty in Puget Sound, home to salmon fishermen and stawberry farmers, a Japanese-American fisherman stands trial, charged with coldblooded murder. The year is 1954, and the shadow of World War II, with its brutality abroad and internment of Japanese Americans at home, hangs over the courtroom. Ishmael Chambers, who lost an arm in the Pacific war and now runs the island newspaper inherited from his father, is among the journalists covering the trial– a trial that brings him close, once again, to Hatsue Miyamoto, the wife of the accused man and Ishmael’s never forgotten boyhood love.
Hatsue and Ishmael, in the years before the war came between them, had dug clams together, picked strawberries in San Piedro’z verdant fields, and passed long hours in the secrecy of giant hollow cedar tree. Now, as a heavy snowfall surrounds and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyamoto’s trial, they and the other participants must come to a reckoning with the past, with culture, nature, and love, and with the possibilities of human will. Both suspenseful and beautifully crafted, Snow Falling on Cedars portrays the psychology of a community, the ambiguities of justice, the racism that persists even between neighbors, and the necessity of individual moral action despite the indifference of nature and circumstance.
2. Desperate Journey by Jim Murphy
I’ve bought this book together with Snow Falling on Cedars, which means I bought this long long ago!! I quite have a habit of buying books and not really reading them at all. Instead I re-read my favourite books. Na-uh, I should try reading new genres!! Here’s a synopsis if it caught your attention!!
Everyday is like the one before on the Erie Canal, as twelve-year-old, Maggie Haggerty plods slowly along behind her family’s team of mules, one muddy step at a time.
Things change when Maggie’s pap loses all of their money in a bare-knuckle fight with canal bully Long-fingered John. Desperate for cash, and only days away from having their boat seized for debt, the Haggertys’ only way out is to make a fast haul of heavy cargo to Buffalo and collect a much-needed bonus. But when Papa and Uncle Henry are arrested for an alleged assault, it is up to Maggie, her younger brother, and their ailing mother to overcome one obstacle after another in their frantic race against the clock.
In this unusual and riveting drama, Jim Murphy seamlessly weaves history and thrilling adventure into a moving story about courage, endurance and the powerful bonds of family.
3. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
You guys know I’m an absolute lover of Game of Thrones, that’s why I’ll continue reading this book since I stopped halfway. I’ve finished watching season 7 already and gaah it’s just so great!!! Gonna finish this and get the other three books asap!
A comet of the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne for the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise in to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains if the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel… and the coldest hearts. For when the kings clash, the whole land trembles.
4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
You all know I love this book so much. I really recommend it whenever someone asks for a good read. I don’t really want to re-read this but I can’t resist! Cather and Levi has a really special place in my heart. But I’ll re-read this only if I finish the three books before this!
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, everybody is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath it’s something more. Fandom is life. It’s what got her and her sister, Wren, through losing their mom. It’s what kept them close.
And now that she’s starting college, introverted Cath isn’t sure what’s supposed to get her through. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
And that ends the post!! Have you read some of the books listed above? Which ones are your favourite?
Thank you so much or reading. Hope you’re having a lovely day!!