March was by far the most productive month for me, book wise so for this year. I read a lot for class and a few books for my own enjoyment. Some of them I absolutely loved, others I really wished I could have stopped reading them. Here is my list:
The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Time Machine by H.G Wells
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Love You to Death by Melissa Senate
If you’ve read my previous posts you already know my feelings about Heart of Darkness. It’s one of those books that I will need to revisit in a few years.
The Help was a great book, it was raw, real, and heartbreaking. Not to mention really well written.
The Importance of Being Earnest was funny, and very unlike his essay The Decay of Lying which was dry and boring.
The Time Machine was okay, I felt it was missing something and I’m not sure what it was. It was definitely original and we’ll thought out, I guess I was just never caught on a hook like a fish.
And after all the assigned readings Love You to Death was a great easy read. It had some major twists, the only thing that really let me down was the very very end. I feel like the author could have done a much better job. It felt too abrupt, too “Oh, crap this is due in an hour. I need to conclude it!”.
Have you read any of these books? What are your opinions on them? Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know!