Hello and welcome to my June 2020 reading status! It’s unbelievable how fast time went by this year, almost 50% already passed. I hope you are all well in this tumultuous times and that you stay safe, preferably at home as much as possible.
Since the previous reading status in May I finished 2 books, both dystopian stories (pure coincidence … or not!?).
At the moment I am reading “The Golden Thread” by Kassia St. Clair. It is a non-fiction book about the history of fabric – from silk in China to wool in England – and how fabric influenced areas such as sports and space travel, among others. It is a beautiful immersion into the world of fabric, so I take my time enjoying it 🙂
Good news – I finished 2 books this month ❤
First I finished “The Heart Goes Last” by Margaret Atwood. It is a weird dystopian story about an “efficient” system of living – 1 month in prison, another month in a vintage city. I have so mixed feelings about it that I did not yet write the review. Interesting, bizarre and funny at times.
The second book I finished is “The History of Bees” by Maja Lunde – you can read here my review about it. The book tackles the topic of climate change from a narrative perspective – including a dystopian storyline about a world without bees. I loved this book, it’s one of my favourites of 2020!
“Girl, Woman, Other” is my first pick as next read – I’ve seen so many positive impressions about it! I only know it won the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction (together with “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood) and that it has an episodic structure, similar to “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi. The rest I will discover while reading!
Till next time … happy reading and #stayhome!