What I`m currently reading: History is All You Left Me, The Book Thief, Clockwork Prince, etc.

At the beginning of the month, I wanted to post my April TBR, but that would have been pointless. I normally read one or two books of my list and three calls for a party, an article in NYT and congratulations from the Pope. You get the point, just as I hope you get my dry sense of humour. Moving to London might have been the best of worse decision for my sarcasm; the jury is still out. Anyways, I`ve decided to do something different and talk about the books that I am currently reading. I always juggle between 4-5 novels and some are fast reads and some are slow reads. As some would put it: it`s not you, it`s me. I am a mood reader. I expect to finish some of these books by the end of the month and some in May. Or I might add more to my TBR and drown in guilt. You never know. Anyways, let`s get back to the books that I`m currently reading.


"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
I mentioned this book in my Spring TBR post and last week, I was finally in the mood to start it. While I had a feeling that I will adore this book, I also knew that it will break me. And that`s the main reason why I put it off for so long. Now that I got to it though, I fully understand the hype. It`s beautiful and heartbreaking, absolutely wonderfully written. 

"History Is All You Left Me" by Adam Silvera
Ya contemporary novels are a bit of hit and miss with me. I find them full of tropes and repetitive storylines. But there are some authors that can do no wrong when it comes to my tastes, like Benjamin Alire Saenz, John Green or Morgan Matson. And now I will add another name to that list: Adam Silvera.  "History Is All You Left Me" deals with a variety of topics, from grief to OCD. While some passages will make you laugh, most of them will make you ugly cry. But that`s what a great book does, it stirs up your emotions. I can`t wait to post my review when I finally finish it.

"Clockwork Prince" by Cassandra Clare
Cassie Clare, we meet again! She is definitely my guilty pleasure author because even though I see the flaws of her work, I`m totally obsessed with the Shadowhunters world. In some aspects, TID trilogy is better that TMI, with more developed characters and a better world building. My main problem with the TMI series was that I couldn`t stand Clary (hear my rants here and here) and I am pleased to say that I quite like Tessa. Funny enough though, I am not as invested in the story as I was in the previous books. I miss Simon and the Lightwood brothers. But overall, I do see an improvement in Cassie`s writing and I am anxious to finish this trilogy.

"Justice Buried" by Hilary Thompson
When I`m looking for indie, underrated books I always check Ben`s, from Benjaminoftomes, recommendations. He rated this book 5 stars and when I saw that it`s a mix of Sci-fi and Dystopia, I decided to give it a try. For those of you that are unaware, dystopia is my favourite genre. Maybe I am a masochist, but I just love reading about possible future scenarios. So far I think that this book has more Science Fiction elements, but I enjoy the plot and the characters.

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
This is a slow read for me and I`m struggling to get into this world. I do like the premise, of a genetically manufactured society, but so far it lacks emotions. I`m having trouble connecting with the story and I don`t like the writing style, full of scientific descriptions. I do hope that I will enjoy it more, because like I said, the premise is amazing. And some people say that it`s superior to 1984 (one of my all-time favourite books), so I`m intrigued.

Let me know in the comments if you`ve read any of these books and what did you think of them. Or tell me what books are you currently reading, so I can add them to my ever-growing TBR list.






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