November 30, 2017

Books of November

This month I read one book and a half. 

The book I finished is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Did anyone guess that?


I have been a huge John Green fan for years now, ever since I started watching the Vlogbrothers on YouTube years ago. I read all of John's books and I really like them. Turtles All the Way Down is probably not my favourite out of all of his books, but I really liked reading it and I found it highly captivating, I literally (literally) couldn't put it down. I really appreciate the fact that the author always teaches me something while keeping me entertained with a curious story. This time the main topic was mental illnesses, and I found the way he describes the main character's stream of thought highly effective and relatable. It really helps you understand her point of view and her struggle and - at the same time - the struggles and thoughts of all the people that surround her, love her and would like to help her, each their own way.

The other book I have been reading is Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I read this book ages ago, before seeing the show for the first time, and I absolutely loved it. I have been thinking of re-reading it for ages and I finally decided to pick it up. Now that I am a bit older I am appreciating it even more. I love Maguire's writing style and the way each section of the book is different depending on who is narrating it. When I finish this book I want to read more of his novels.

Since I haven't finished reading Wicked, I will not count it as a book I read this month, but I thought it was worth mentioning because I'm really into it and I have already worked my way to page 209.

Reading Challenge 2017:
A book with an unreliable narrator: Turtles All the Way Down
Martina x

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