Hello readers and happy Summer Solstice!
I decided to publish an extra post today, since Summer Solstice seemed like the perfect time to talk about my Summer reads. I won’t post too many books because I’m a mood reader, but basically these are the ones I want to get done before Summer ends! What are you reading this summer?
Illuminae is the volume 1 of The Illuminae Files. Surely I don’t need to start another new series to add to my I-don’t-know-how-many series already started. But – of course there was a “but” – this sci-fi has been so highly recommended by basically everyone who reads it, and its unique format in reports and so on instead of a regular narration. It’s a thick book (608 pages), but from its format I suppose it’s actually fast to read. There’s AI, plague, interplanetary war. Need I say more?
When Dimple met Rishi is so hyped up at the moment, and at first I was hesitant to read it – it’s a young adult contemporary romance, which normally throws me off – but I heard such good things about it, and the fact that the main character is a tech girl who loves what she does professionally and isn’t too excited about the whole marriage idea made me relate so much I just have to read this.
Yes, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is another young adult contemporary romance. This one conquered me with all the reviews saying how hilarious and light-hearted this is. I think it’s perfect for hot days of weekend, when you’re just not on the mood for a dense historical novel.
Finally, a non-fiction humoristic book by one of the best web comic authors out there. XCKD has followed me through University and made me laugh at how relatable they are. I don’t think you need to be particularly nerdy and science-loving to like the comics (or the book), but I will give a review on that once I’m done… I might be a bit biased there. If that wasn’t enough convincing, the title sells itself to me: What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. So looking forward.