It’s the 5th so I have to choose my favorite book of the previous month. I put a lot of thought into this and I think as an overview, I didn’t read many great books in november but the best one of them is The Anatomical Shape of a Heart.
I might leave a review for it at one point but I seriously needed an easy to read book. This was fun and entertaining. I love young adult books so of course I had to read it. The title of it was what caught my attention and made it a priority. I didn’t regret it. At all.
Wow, I’ve made it this far already.
Favorite female character.
I think it might be Scarlett from Caraval. She was awesome and strong and really smart to figure out every clue in the game. Stephanie dear I know you won’t see this but please protect Scarlett at all costs.
Favorite male character.
Just in case you missed me mentioning Colleen Hoover, I can only say that at the moment Will is the best guy out there in the fictional world. If you don’t know what I’m talking about just go read Slammed. You’re gonna fall in love! He’s paying attention and he’s very responsible and super nice, I imagined him looking like Jim Halpert from The Office. They just kinda seemed to be alike… in my opinion. Anyways, he’s got something special that it’s impossible to forget.
Book turned into movie and completely desecrated.
You might know how awesome 1984 is. Well, there’s also a movie based on it. One night I made myself cozy and I got the movie to watch it, super excited thinking that it’s gonna be the best movie ever and nobody can top it and I’m gonna have a seizure and faint cause it’s so awesome. Well guess what. I couldn’t even make myself finish it. Whenever I recommend somebody the book I also tell them not to watch the movie cause its shit. I feel like the whole movie was a complete void. Like all the scenes were dark and creepy. I don’t remember how much I have watched but I was so disappointed!! The book deserves better.
Hellen Keller has one of the best quotes I’ve read in any book until now. I wanna tell you about one of my favorites:
“So I try to make the light in others’ eyes my sun, the music in others’ ears my symphony, the smile on others’ lips my happiness.”
I never thought I would get to learn so much from her. You have to check out her biography. I left a review here.
Your favorite writer
This one’s difficult. My top favorite writers in no particular order are Lang Leav, Colleen Hoover, Stephen King and Haruki Murakami. Now if you’ve read any of their books (or more) you would understand why I’m so indecisive.
Lang Leav inspires me to write my own poems and she’s the only one that got to my heart through a few words and never forget her and also her books have the cutest covers ever.
Colleen Hoover illuminated me and I realised I love the new adult genre (tho I haven’t read many new adult books). She’s just something else for me and if I’m in the mood for a couple to die for and a great love story she’s my first option.
I love Stephen King for being the only one to give me the creeps. I love that he writes a lot and you always have something to read from him. His horror books are so well balanced that no matter how long they are you won’t ever get bored because he knows how to write so the reader is entertained constantly.
Now Haruki Murakami will always have a special place in my heart for his literature. I’ve read almost all of his books (I’m missing Pinball 1973 and the 1q84 series)but if you want something different and I really mean different. Different like super unique and creative that you have never thought about, go for it. Go read Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World or Kafka on the Shore for starters. I still am extremely impressed by him and I miss reading one of his books cause it always gave me such a nice vibe that I only found in his books. By saying this I might even consider jumping on the 1q84 next.
A Book you love but hate at the same time.
Maybe Watchmen would be a good option for today’s challenge. I love some parts of the plot and I love the looks of it but at the same time I didn’t really like it as much as I
hoped I would.
I remember that I loved the movie a few years ago but then I watched it again after I finished reading the graphic novel and I didn’t like it as much I don’t know why. It is a love hate because if I wouldn’t have it, I would debate if it’s worth it to buy it or not. I won’t get crazy when I see someone reading it but at the same time I would peek just to read again some parts of it and see its cool characters.
A Book you hated
Naked Lunch by Burroughs. I haven’t actually finished it, I had to give it up. I forced myself to read a little bit more today and a little bit more tomorrow but eventually I got tired of it and had to call it quits. I must be stupid not to see how genius Burroughs is but sorry guys this book was so dumb with no determined plot, only drug trips and disturbing events. Don’t read it.
A book that reminds you of home.
For this I’m gonna choose one of my favorite romanian books, Forest of the Hanged (you can find it in english at Target). It’s totally worth it and I consider that it would please any reader. I fell in love with romanian literature thanks to Liviu Rebreanu. Totally recommended. It’s cheap and awesome and too underrated for its value.
I’m afraid of rejection
So I lose.
I lose opportunities
And I lose friends
I lose lovers
And I lose plans.
I still regret some
But for now
I will accept it
And I’ll bow.
-it doesn’t matter anymore.