If you've read my short post Packing Light + Experiencing Heavy, you're aware that I am going on a 3 week trip to Asia this summer. From (way too) lengthy plane rides to my favourite train rides, I'm going to finally find time to read. I've decided to bring three books with me, in the hopes of reading one a week, and as the former crazy book blogger I am, I've decided to write about them.
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
Oddly enough, I thought I read this book but it seems like I haven't. The Remains of the Day by the same author is one of the most well-thought, well-written books I have ever read, with the most complex characters I can think of in literature, so I know this one will please me.
The House of Hades, Rick Riordan
If you have been following me since my days as a book blogger, you know that I stopped the series at the third book, and never picked up this one. As an avid Percy Jackson fan, I know that I will utterly enjoy this light-hearted and easy-to-read book. I'm not quite sure if it's a good idea for me to not take the last book of the series, though, because what if I just need to know what happens?
The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies shaped my life in a way no other book had, and the reoccurring themes of loneliness and immigration in Lahiri's novels are heartfelt, and portray a side of immigration I did not know about, seeing that I was so young when I first left my home country.
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