It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. This event is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.
I decided to do regular post for this meme but not as a weekly meme, this will be a monthly meme. I want to keep my track on what I have been reading in a month and the possibility of what I will read next month.
Starting from this month, I will be using new button for this monthly meme…of course, showing my lovely turtle 😉
I am glad to say that I have could finish reading ALL the book I have chosen to read this month. Last month, I had 2 books I couldn’t finish (see it here in April edition of It’s Monday!
Right now, I am reading 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn.
My reason for borrowing this book from the library is very simple…it’s because the book will soon be adapted into movie with Hiroyuki Sanada and Keanu Reeves in the cast assemble. Hiroyuki Sanada is one of my favorite actors from Japan and Keanu, even though not a great actor, but he has been my eye candy since 1996.
I have reached page 32 and I am enjoying it so far. I haven’t reached Keanu’s character yet but I have read Hiroyuki’s character which is so suitable to be played by the awesome Sanada-san.
Here are the books I have read and reviewed this month:
Isshun Boushi (一寸法師) – A Small Japanese Warrior
This is a children book written in Japanese. I have been trying to read more Japanese children book or Manga to increase my Japanese.
This fairy tale from Japan is really famous.It is about a man who was only 3 centimeters tall but able to defeat a big demon to protect his master’s daughter.
I included the drawing from the book because those drawings are really cute. Read my review here.
1984 – Book that has inspired Matthew Bellamy in writing his songs
I read this book simply because it inspired Matthew Bellamy,the singer of my favorite band, MUSE.
I have read mixed review on the book, fortunately I like the book a lot. It reminds me of Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.
Read my review here.
The Sea and Poison – My First Readalong
The story is about vivisection being performed on war prisoners.But the vivisection process it self wasn’t written in graphic detail, it is more into the characters of each doctor and nurse that got involved in the process.
Although it is a depressing book,but I really like the way Endo wrote about the characters. Reading this book has given my trust on Endo once again. I have failed to finish his collection of short story before.
Read my review here.
The Most Wonderful Fairy Tale – a wonderful fantasy book that hasn’t been published yet
This is my third book by Nicholas Jobe. I love the variety of his books. He has written a very thrilling horror book, my most favorite of all his books. A heist/serial killer thriller multi-genre book and now, he has written a great YA adult fantasy (please don’t compare it with Twilight!!).
The story is about descendants of fairy tales’ characters who tried to prevent the Book of Tale being used by the wrong side.
To know more about this book, read my review here.
Here are the books I am planning to read next:
Looking forward to know what are reading,have read and will read 🙂