It’s been so long since I wrote one of these posts! I guess I haven’t been reading that many books at once during the summer, but now I’ve found myself reading three at once ^.^’ . Anyway, I thought I would tell you guys about them!
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been in such an Oscar Wilde mood recently. I finished a collection of his short stories last week, and immediately went on to this one. So far, I’m enjoying it. I find it so interesting to read the conversations between Dorian and Lord Henry and their discussions on art and life, even though there have been some questionable views about women especially. I’m on around page 65 at the moment and would recommend!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
I actually started this one before Dorian Gray, but felt that I needed a break almost at once. I don’t know what it was, but it felt like one of those books that I will only be able to read in little chunks at a time. Maybe it has to do with Charlie, the main character – I still haven’t read very much, but I’m just so bothered somehow by his character? The back says that he’s supposed to be “intelligent”, but so far I don’t get those vibes from him. It just feels like there are things about the world that he doesn’t understand and that affects the reading since the book is entirely told through his letters. I’ll be back with more comprehensive thoughts once I’ve read a bit more!
The Toymakers, by Robert Dinsdale
This is my current audiobook, and I’m loving the atmosphere! It reminds me a bit of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, so we’ll see if The Toymakers lives up to that. Other than that, I don’t have very much to say; I’ve listened to about two hours of the audiobook, but that only amounts to around 60 pages in the actual book, so I don’t have very many thoughts yet.