Day 26: Should have sold more copies
Melvin Burgess is well-known as the author of Junk which try as I might, I cannot get my hands on a copy but Kill All Enemies was simply brilliant. Dubbed as ‘found fiction’ by the author himself, the plot revolves around three teenagers whose lives are explored through their own points of view being alternated to meld as well as individuate them.
Day 27:Would be one of the characters
I started reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and I’m so invested in the chilling nature of the book, be it the setting or the old black and white photographs that reinforce it. Having always been a fan of thriller movies and novels, I’d love to be a character in this book. There’s something fascinating in fear of the unknown and I would love to try and dig up what ought to be left alone (maybe I should be worried about this interest of mine?).
Day 28: Bought at my favourite independent bookshop
I love a bookshop called Blossoms on Brigade Road, Bangalore. It’s a fantastic place for book lovers because of the wide array of books on sale and the guaranteed discount on each title. Recently, I sold some books for store credit and used it to purchase The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne whose writing I found captivating after reading The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I’m looking forward to reading this one!
Day 29:The one I have re-read the most
I first read Perks of Being a Wallflower when I was 15 and again when I was 18 and what I’ve found is that I could relate to it in different ways at different ages so I’d say it’s timeless in its themes of homosexuality, sexual abuse and the importance of love and friendship. Perhaps when I read it again when I’m 25, I’ll discover other ways to connect to the content!
Day 15: Would save if my house burned down
This is a tough one and after thinking very hard and attempting to make a decision, I had to accept that I couldn’t. So honestly, I don’t know but by some miracle I hope I can lug out as many as I can!