On My Bookshelf: May

to be read books

to be read books
Last month I stocked up on books from the library, thinking that, in a spare prep period or some down time I could grab a few minutes of reading time. Daily substitute soon turned long-term, and so my planning periods became necessary and those “spare moments” quickly vanished, leaving my latest library haul more or less sitting on my nightstand.

Looking for Alaska by John Green // Luckily, I was able to breeze through this John Green read. As poignant as The Fault in Our Stars is, I think I prefer the different melancholy of Looking for Alaska, though I feel the former gets more acclaim. Favorite book ever? No. But John Green may well be one of my favorite authors; his prose is memorable yet easy to read, and this book in particular feels like an update Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon // A bit more hefty of a novel, I’m currently on chapter three. I’ve heard stunning praise for this novel and am already enjoying it just a few chapters into the book. I don’t feel that my two-cents here can do it justice. So I’m just not going to butcher it and let Goodreads do the talking for me on this one…

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell // Written by another favorite contemporary author of mine, I might crack this open early, since I think I can breeze through it a little more quickly than Kavalier and Clay. I’m eager to read her quirky spin of inter-office emails and a strange budding romance.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman // I had to return this book to the library before I got a chance to read it, but feel like the Harry Potter vibes from this book will be right up my alley. I’m still waiting for my letter in the mail, Hogwarts…(and maybe living a little bit in denial still).

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