This is coming a bit late – sorry about that – but better late than never, right? 😛
Books read: 3
Pages read: 512
Favorite read of the month: Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson ♡
Here are the books I read…
Medea by Euripides
This is a Greek tragedy that focuses on a woman, Medea, whose husband has left her for another woman. Medea is sort of a witch, and she finds the “perfect” way to get her revenge, which, as you can probably guess, is absolutely horrible.
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
This was my first time reading a Greek comedy, and I must say it was pretty great. Some of the jokes will go unnoticed if you’re not familiarized with the Athenian society of the 5th century B.C., but I’d say the majority is rather universal, and you are sure to get a laugh – if only at the ridiculous dialogue.
This is a story in which women take charge, in order to stop the war – the Peloponnesian war. Their plan, which Lysistrata, the main character, came up with, is to refuse to have sex. Aristophane’s humor is expressed through satire and ridicule scenarios for the time. For a Classical Culture student, this is a delicious read.
I’ve heard people say this is a feminist play… I don’t know where they got that idea because this is literally the epitome of misogyny lol
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
This was my last read of 2017 and, although it wasn’t the best book ever, I really enjoyed it.
In Her Every Fear, we follow Kate, who moves into her cousin’s apartment in Boston. Next thing you know, there’s been a murder in the apartment next to hers, and we’re thrown into a murder investigation.
There are several points of view, from all the different people involved, which gives you great insight as to what led to the stuff that happened. We have a particularly fucked up character, whom you will hate, but is actually fascinating to read about.
This was my first Peter Swanson read, but certainly won’t be the last – especially considering all the amazing reviews of his other book, The Kind Worth Killing.
You can read my full, spoiler-free review for it here.
Well, that sure was a short wrap-up 😀 Hopefully January will be better, I want to read a lot more this year!
What have you been reading? Let me know all about your last reads down in the comments! ♡
Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡