Reads from July

FFS! July is about to hang itself out to dry and I haven’t even written a single post! Of course this shouldn’t count.

So… I’ve been reading. I was slacking, especially the month of May. My average of four books per month – well, I broke the spell. I broke it. Not proud of it, but life happened, and I broke it.

I’ve read 22 books this year, which means I’m six books short.

SIX! Since I can’t quite explain the reason behind the slack, so be it.

Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramovich has officially made my top three list. It’s such a DAMN GOOD BOOK. Damn amazing life, damn amazing everything. I wish I had known about her sooner.

So I finished Brave by Rose McGowan in 3 days. Quite a feat for me because I can only read during certain hours in a day.

A Dark Night in Aurora by William H. Reid was a good read, I managed to resonate with something though I’d rather not talk about it in real life.

Ordeal by Linda Lovelace. Doesn’t matter whether I believe her or not. What matters is that she managed to get it out in a book. Again, I know what’s it like to be attached to a bloody abusive pig.

Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich. I don’t need to explain why it should be a compulsory read for people in general. Lies, cover-ups, more lies.


So the above’s what it is.

What am I currently reading? Gosh, plenty. Bookishly speaking, I am shameless. So here goes.

I’m still reading Megan K. Stack’s Every Man in this Village is a Liar. I’m also still reading How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gill. Also, still trying to finish The Body Book by Cameron Diaz (which isn’t an easy read because it’s a rich-people-only kinda book. And there are two more books. One’s Facing the Wave by Gretel Ehrlich and I can’t remember the other.

I have few other reads waiting in my Kindle. Okay. Hundreds. I keep buying. I just don’t have enough time in a day to bloody read.

August is around the corner. Still, SIX books short. Who cares but I!

#FriendsWithBooks: When Breath Becomes Air

New category for my friends, as in, friends I could use cuss words and get away with it all the time (they do the same unto me, okay). Unfortunately for us all, none of us live in the same country/state. So I’d have to extort photos from them by harassing them online.

Without further ado, here’s the first book post I managed to extort from my friend, Chris M.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Chris was sweet enough to get out of bed (thank you, love) to snap a photo of her Kindle for me (she told me ‘lemme find my Kindle’). She sent me this, despite my explicitly asking for her current read. CURRENT READ! This is what friends do to you, right? They never listen. So I’m going to have to assume she’s currently reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

When Breath Becomes Air has been sitting in my Kindle for a couple of months. I hope to get around to it this year!

p.s. She sent me two versions of the same photo. I used the second version. Also, Chris eventually got out of bed after sending this to me. She had to get her two kids ready as they’re heading over to her cousin’s place to celebrate the first day of 2019. Happy New Year!