As we march past this heavy month, it seemed trivial for me to round up my monthly favorites, but at the same time I am starting to appreciate some kind of normalcy to keep myself sane. In fact, I’m trying to be a lot more productive with the time I have in hand. So let’s get on with today’s post where I focus on the book I read this month, and I’ll create a separate post on my beauty favorites!
One of the main goals that I am trying to be consistent about is reading. This month, I wrapped up ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern which is a fantasy novel focused on a mysterious circus that acts as an arena for two magicians competing against each other (Note, this is not a ‘wand duel’ or ‘fighting one another with their powers’, but it’s more about showing their talent and creativity by building enchanting, magical attractions).
The description and narration is really captivating and it pulled me into this world and mesmerized me with the magic that is portrayed. I felt myself turning the pages eager to know how the rival between the two magicians progresses (who eventually fall in love with each other) and more so the story of all other characters as well. Erin Morgenstern’s writing was simply perfect and I was amazed at how well I could perfectly imagine every place, person and event that the author writes.
My only gripe with the novel was that towards the end , it felt like the story wasn’t going anywhere, got tiresome and I found myself ‘fast-reading’ the pages to get to the point. I truly wished the book had kept me mesmerized throughout if only it had built up the pace. However, I was really satisfied with the experience, it was a different kind of a fantasy novel from everything I’ve read so far and I am glad I gave this book a shot.
What book did you read this month? It would be wonderful to continue this conversation and get to know about more books. I am also listening to ‘A Good Neighborhood’ by Theresa Anne Fowler on Scribd and I am thoroughly enjoying it!! Can’t wait to share my thoughts about it soon. I am halfway into completing it already. 🙂
Thank you for your time, and as I’ve been stating in the past couple of posts,
Stay Home and Stay Safe y’all! We’ll get through this.