I have read three books over the holidays this year (and watched countless movies and television shows). That’s what happens when you get a cold and are stuck inside. It’s all good though. It was the kickstart I needed to get reading again.
Here are the books:
Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr (Red Maple 2014). I have already written a post for this book which will be posted once my school starts it’s Forest of Reading programme in the next month. It did end in a cliffhanger, so there will definitely be more to come…
The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell. This book was recommended by my mother who sometimes hands me books and says: “Just read.” I read it. It was a slow moving story that kept me captivated as it meanders through a small town, West Table, Missouri, and the story of the great explosion in 1929. Who started the fire? Why did it happen? And how does it change the lives of the people who still live there? All those questions are possibly answered through the stories Alma, a former maid, tells her grandson.
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. One of my favourite writers of all time, Ms. Lahiri, always creates three-dimesnional characters. This time it is about two brothers born and raised in Calcutta and the tragedy that binds them together forever.
I have a couple of other books I started reading; however, since they are not done, I consider them to be books that will be added to my 2014 Reads List.