January 2015 Reads

Things has got busier in office which means that I am not able to find much time to read or blog these days. My not-working time will be occupied by the two kids especially the smaller kiddo. My son will complete 7 months today and he is a handful to manage even though he has just started crawling :)

Amidst the busy schedule and two rounds of sickness ( cold and cough) that ruled our house in January, I did manage to read 3 books. The first two were from the Kwench corporate library and the third one is an ARC from Netgalley.

The Complete Maus- A Survivor's Tale about surviving Holocaust by Art Spiegelman

The Complete Maus by Art Spielberg is a graphic novel about the Holocaust and talks about the persecution of Jews during the WWII. It is not correct to call it a graphic novel because it is actually a memoir in which Art graphically narrates the lives of his parents during the Holocaust. The thing about this book is that the graphic nature of the book doesn’t take away the horror of the Holocaust. TH and myself have unanimously decided that we need to have a copy of this book in our home library.


The Railway Children by E S Nesbit was my first read for The Classic Club. I got intrigued by the title of the book and borrowed it when I saw it in my corporate library. It was a nice read, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected.

Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen

Pioneer Girl by Bich Mink Nguyen was another book I read in January. I have mixed feelings about this book. This book gave the impression of being a memoir, and it took me some time to realize it is fiction. This was a very interesting and quick read and I loved the part about Asian immigrants and their struggle to strive in America, but there were few aspects of the story which was a little difficult to digest.

I think I will be only able to read 3-4 books during most months and I will have to make some progress in the Classic Club reads. I have a lot of other books to talk about here, but that will have to wait for another time.

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