Due to the sheer amount of festivals that I went to in June I didn’t read as much as I would have liked but I did manage to tackle two fiction stories and a graphic novel. My plans going forward is to read one book a month which isn’t a chick lit book or a comic because I want to branch out. I have so many biographies, fantasy novels and more sat on my bookshelves which I don’t read that I want to start making a dent on them.
The first book which I read was quite a long one which I had been putting off for a while, but seeing as I had loads of travelling to do on my first day in Germany I thought I’d take ‘Sofia Khan is Not Obliged’ by Ayisha Malik along with me. The book follows Sofia Khan who is a Muslim girl who called off her wedding because she didn’t want to live with her in-laws. She works for a publishing company and suggests a book about Muslim dating in one of her meetings which is met by excited ears and Sofia is asked to write the book. The book then follows her ‘research’ for the book, her struggles with writing the book and her unlikely quest for love. It’s such an interesting book and not your standard chick lit one either.
The next book which I read was one I’ve been meaning to tackle for a while is ‘The Way We Were’ by Elizabeth Noble which is the story about a man and a woman who were childhood sweethearts but grew apart and then they meet when they’re older and realise they still love each other. For once though the book wasn’t your traditional predictable chick lit book which was good and it was done in a great way with chapters from the past and the present showing their relationship and lives at different points. A definite recommendation if you’re looking for a good summer read.
The final thing which I read this month was ‘Edward Scissorhands: Parts Unknown’. I bought this and the follow-up comic a few weeks ago and had to read it because Edward Scissorhands is one of my favourite movies. I love how the story of this comic varies from the way the movie runs telling a darker tale to the Edward story. This was such a great read I can’t wait to tackle the second one.