Since I was very busy with university work in the past week, I didn’t have the time (or energy) to post my March TBR. It’s already the 10th in which I’ve finished three books: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (5/5 ★), The Gunslinger by Stephen King (3/5 ★) and Black Waters by India R. Adams (3.75/5 ★), but I’ll probably post a review about that one later. But let’s get to the rest of the books I plan on reading in the coming twenty days!
The Gaia Effect by Claire Buss
In City 42 Corporation look after you from cradle to grave. They protect you from the radiation outside the wall. They control the food, the water, the technology and most important of all, the continuation of the human race. Kira and Jed Jenkins were lucky enough to win Collection but when their friends start falling pregnant naturally, everything changes. How long has Corporation been lying to them? Is it really toxic outside the wall? As the group comes to terms with the changes in their lives they discover there is a much more powerful and ancient force at work, trying to bridge the gap between man and nature.
I got this book through Ultimate Fantasy Books to review on my blog. I’m now 12 pages in and so far it gives me huge Brave New World and Nineteen-Eightyfour vibes!
How Ornithology Saved My Life by Mike Bernhart
Life doesn’t seem to get any easier for Maxwell Smythe Brown IV. He thought he could settle down with his soul mate, Sally, but the thugs who once worked for Indian intelligence are on his trail with both money and mayhem on their minds. Set on a pleasant resort island off Holland’s coast, this, the second installment chronicling Brown’s travails, finds him questioning his value and his values. Drawing on rusty skills – and a trick he learned from a bird – he tries to protect himself and those he loves from a determined and vengeful gang who torture and behead for sport.
My reviewer’s copy of this book will hopefully arrive next Tuesday and I’m really curious! It’s set in the Netherlands, so I hope to feel right at home while reading!
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
I FINALLY BOUGHT THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK. At least, it looks absolutely beautiful and I’ve heard a lot of (actually nothing but) good things about it. Can’t wait to experience it myself!
The Tales of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.
Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.
I have already read this book, but thanks to Pieter I now also have it in my possession. So now I can finally dive back into it whenever I want!