June was a chaotic month for me and I know it was also for many of you (damn you, finals!) and I couldn’t manage to read as many books as I wanted, which is a shame since I wanted to get back to my old reading habits, but life loves getting in the way between me and my books. This month I read only two books, both of them were very light and entertaining, I went more for things I could grab and enjoy, even if I only had 20 minutes.
The Japanese Lover (2015) by Isabel Allende – This is her most recent novel, about the life of an upper class woman who as a kid, fell in love with the gardener’s son, who came from a poor japanese family, during World War II and all the problems that came from the relationship: the difference between social classes and the growing tension and racism against the japanese population after Pearl Harbor’s attack. Just as all her novels, this one is easy to read, I recommend it if you want to sit and relax while drinking some tea; it is pleasant for the heart.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000) by J.K. Rowling – Can you believe it has been 16 years since this book was published? I swear I can’t. J.K. Rowling won’t stop amazing me with her timeless work. Well, we all know what this is about, and I have to say by far, this has been my favorite of the four HP books I’ve read, and it’s also pretty different from the movie! Can’t believe they left so many important things out. I completely recommend this for everyone, Harry Potter in general is so fun to read!
I would love to know if you have read any of these two books, if so, what do you think about them? Which books did you read this month and which ones do yo recommend? I think July will be a Stephen King reading marathon for me, see you soon!