My reading list for the month.
Araby by James Joyce.
I haven’t read any works of James Joyce yet. So, I thought starting with a short story might be the best way to go about it. Araby by James Joyce is a coming-of-age short story originally published in 1914. I found the story on Spotify on a podcast called LitReading – Classic Short Stories. The story is set in Ireland and focuses on a young boy obsessed with a girl across the street.
A Village in the Third Reich by Julie Boyd, Angelika Patel.
I was intrigued by the book A Village in the Third Reich and I was so excited when I received a copy from NetGalley. The story is set in the beautiful village high in the Bavarian Alps called Oberstdorf. The story draws inspiration from essays, letters, and memoirs to depict this story in the darkest times under the Nazi regime in Germany. I haven’t started reading this one yet but I am extremely intrigued by the story’s premise.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson is a novella. The story is a mystery with gothic horror and thriller elements to it. It focuses on two sisters Mary and Constance Blackwood, who live with their Uncle Julian on an extensive property near a village in isolation. I am just a few pages in but it has kept my interest.
Right Fit Wrong Shoe by Varsha Dixit.
Right Fit Wrong Shoe is a romance novel. It focuses on the twenty-six-year-old Nandini Sharma, who likes everything Bollywood falls in love with her neighbor Aditya Sarin, a rich businessman. The story is marketed as a humorous novel so, I hope it is like a romantic comedy.
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