Reading has been a favorite pastime of mine. Of course, life happens and I would go a month without reading. Which is okay, because when you let something go and it comes back, it’s meant to be, right?
I enjoy reading almost everything except Horror (shout out to Mr. Stephen King for this fear). I love Fiction. It took me a while to come to terms with this. People that I know who enjoy reading, always frowned upon Fiction and I was ashamed. Finally I let my ego fly away because duh. This genre let’s me escape from reality, use my creativity and majority of the time, is very relatable!
Since Summer is here, despite the cloudy forecast here in NYC, I thought I would do some Summer reading. Never did a “Summer reading list” but it’s something new and challenging!
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
This follows two girls, separate generations, from China. Two different upbringings but both with fathers having passion with the artistic side, makes it more interesting.
Per goodreads “With maturity and sophistication, humor and beauty, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of life inside China yet transcendent in its universality”.
No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal
A story of an Indian American named Harit. With the loss his sister, keep his mother along with himself sane, he would dress up like her from time to time. There is Rajana, having a struggle with her marriage and feeling lost. Of course, these two meet and overcome fear while discovering love. With the setting in the Midwest in America, it will compare how different two cultures are.
I feel like I would relate to this since my name is ALWAYS mispronounced! Along, being Asian living the America.
The Chamber of Secrets and The Prince of Azkaban (Harry Potter #2 and #3) by J.K Rowling
I know everyone has read the Harry Potter books, I know. Of course, better late than never, right? Recently started the Chamber of Secrets. From the movies, this has to be my favorite, since it starts to begin the wonders of the dark lord. I want to read both Chambers of Secret and The Prisoner of Azkaban. These will be great in between book reading.
THIS STARTS NOW!