Summer 2019 Reads

To tell the truth I’m a little disappointed right now because I thought I had read more books than I did during summer time. It turns out that I only read 10 books. 3 months… Almost 100 days… And only 10 books…

But we all know that in the case of reading, it’s never been a linear path. Sometimes I read 5 books in a month and sometimes I even do not want to hold a book and yes I’m serious. Sometimes I want to dive into an immersive story for days but sometimes I just want to read a very light and short one. 

Well, 10 books that I read during Summer 2019. I will not write about neither the content nor the subject of these 10 books. This is why I never read book reviews on blogs. I hate it. I’m the kind of reader who likes to read without knowing anything about the book (It’s the same for me when it comes to movies). So I’ll only express my thoughts in a restrictive way. Thus, there won’t be any spoilers below so feel free to read. 

Destruction d’un Cœur by Stefan Zweig. I really love reading Zweig. I do enjoy his narration. The way he examine thoroughly the human state of mind is incredible. The influence of Freud on Zweig’s writing is already known. Plus his short stories provides a brief but powerful escape for me. I gave this book 2 stars. Somehow I didn’t like it as much as I did his other works. 

The House of Paper by Carlos María Domínguez. To tell the truth, this book didn’t stay with me. As far as I remember it was an interesting book but again I remember finding it too short, kind of unfinished maybe? 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. You know the books that are “movie-like” books? Like, while reading it you feel like you are totally watching the movie in your head? This was what I was looking for and this book hit the spot.  

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series by Douglas Adams. What can I say? I felt like in another time, another dimension. If you haven’t read this 6 books yet, you are missing out big time! I’ve read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, Mostly Harmless and Young Zaphod Plays It Safe

And the last book I read is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. What a twisted magical story. I loved it and after reading it we watched the animated movie by Hayao Miyazaki.  But the book and the movie version are not exactly the same.

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