Books to read, February 2014

For the fun of it, I thought I would blog on the books I have to read or would like to read right now. I have 47 books on my to-read shelf on Good Reads, that’s quite a lot. This doesn’t even take into account the books I have waiting on my physical shelf in…

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

For Christmas I wanted to read some Shakespeare, navigating from must read to masterpieces. While I struggled with some sentences and tirades, I found some other just fantastic. It is no wonder Shakespeare is still regarded as one of  the greatest authors. As much has been said about the tragic history developped in this most famous…

The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose was Umberto Eco’s first main book and was a global best seller in the early 1980s. I had planned for a long time to read it and finally had the opportunity to do so. After more than 400 pages, I can tell that it is indeed a really great book. The atmosphere…

Ender’s game, by Orson Scott Card

As the movie was on theaters this month and as the book is known as a sci fi masterpiece I thought it would be interesting to read it. I wasn’t disappointed as Enders Game does provide some good entertainment. The plot, universe and characters are quite convincing. The only major critic I would give is how young Ender is. At the start…