themes · wrap-up


As for those who do not know me, I am actually a reader who would like variety in her reading life. But sometime in the middle of this year, I decided to read books based on Themes.

Actually it started in March, when I decided to read books that has one-word titles. What I mean is, the title of the books I’ve read contains only one line. So I called it March One-Liners. Like for examples:

Beastly, Shiver, Neverwhere, Flipped, Ingo, et al…  

Then in June, my book theme was June Fantasy; so I read books about dragons, witches, knights, faeries and even aliens. Here are the books I’ve read during that month:

Eragon – about dragons
Lament (Books of Faerie, #1) – self explanatory
The Summer Country / Avalon High – both are Arthurian stories
Peter and the Starcatchers – Peter Pan!!
Stranger in a Strange Land – Alien from Mars
Cloaked – a fairytale (about Frog Prince)

In July, I tagged that month as July Book-to-Films because most of the books I’ve read were made into movies.

Red Riding Hood
A Bend in the Road
City of Ember 
The Lovely Bones 
and The Golden Compass

August was more of the Narrative Mode month; where the narrator is the actual character in the story. To explain better;  the story is relayed by a narrator who is also a character within the story, so that the narrator reveals the plot by referring to this viewpoint character as “I”.

Example of the books I’ve read where the storyteller is always the first-person:

Careful What You Wish For, Would You, Simmer Down, The Manolo Matrix, Shadowland, Red Blooded Murder and Winter Rose.

And last month, my theme was simple: September Chick-Lit; a genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly. Those I really enjoyed were:

Love The One You’re With, Remember Me, Spying In High Heels, Who’s That Girl & LA Candy

For this month, I call it October Duos, where I’m gonna read either anthologies, bundles or those that has Book 1 & Book 2. I’ve already started with Irish Girls About Town,  and have started the 2 Darkwing Chronicles (Beyond The Pale & Past Redemption.) Hopefully next week, I’ll be able to start the Riley Bloom series (Radiance & Shimmer) and then the Donovan Legacies (by Nora Roberts).

Oh this is gonna be an exciting month. Hope I would be able to stay true to my themed reading. Have a nice weekend everyone!

All Pictures on this post are derived from Google Images. Thanks Google!

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