Hello, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared with you my thoughts about books and I’ve read a lot during these months. However, I’ll present you only 5.
a. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- quick and easy to read
- Alice goes through a lot of odd, yet amusing adventures which made me smile and, at times, laugh out loud (which doesn’t happen quite often)
- the book surpassed my expectations
b. Amerika by Franz Kafka
- it wasn’t what I expected it to be, however it did not disappoint me
- as far as I know, this is one of Kafka’s mediocre works (and for a mediocre work, let me just tell you that it’s wonderful)
- interesting plot and characters, but some of them needed more development
c. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
- one of my favourite books so far
- I had to choose between this one and Eat. Pray. Love and I’m glad that I chose this one
- it has changed the way I think about creativity and the way in which my creative process develops
- it has also boosted my confidence a lot and made me realize that creativity is a treasure
- you should all read this book, even if you think you are not a creative person
d. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
- I had to choose between this one and a book written by Osho… I regret choosing The Blue Flower
- When I read a short description of the book, I thought it was going to be very interesting and that I will love it. I mean, it was supposed to be about philosophy, German culture, poetry and love… aka everything that I love in the same book. It was not at all the case.
- Awfully developed plot. One of the worst endings. The ending was also extremely rushed.
- The characters lack personality.
e. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- I absolutely love this book. One of the most wonderful creations which I’ve read.
- I fell in love with Dorian and his mind. His mind is such an odd, yet fascinating place.
- The ending was stunning, it transformed the book into a real work of art.
What have you been reading these past few months? I would love to read all about it! 🙂