How are you all? The days are short during the whole year from my point of view but when it comes to this holy month "Ramadan", the duration of the days are perceived or sensed very long owing to the headache, hunger or the lack of concentration on something. To this aim, it is really being to difficult for me to read the books I intend to read during this month.
Anyway, do you love reading? Do you have a target for whole year within the scope of reading or do you count how many pages you read per month?Do you always think that the quality is over the quantity or do you believe that reading many books are also making you feel more contented and satisfied? I know that I asked so many questions but it is'nt the reason of existence on such a platform to share some opinions?
To cut this long story short, I would like to tell you that I decided to read 120 books at the beginning of the year and therefore, I passionaltely and gladly read fiction and non-fiction books each month. I have read 62 books up to know and as it is seen, there is still a long path to walk and a month of Sundays to read, though the half of year is almost slipped away. The May is nearly gone,it is just making its preparations to extend its farewells to its readers:) When we started to fast, it seemed to me that it would be too difficult to read books but apperantly , when you once gain/get the acquisition of reading , it is almost impossible not to read. In this regard, I just would like to show you what I read during the May and I will be glad if you let me and other readers know what you read so far. I have read ten books since the onset of the month and they are as follow;
1)The Religion Of Capital: A Satirical Expose of the Capital's Claims to Sanctity by Paul Lafargue.; The book i read included some other articles written by the author but the best part of the book was this section andto my observation, you can find this article as a book if you take a loon on the internet or in some bookstores. you can read some parts from the link attached :
2) How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt: İf you love academic articles, I believe that you'll love this book. The book is mostly giving examples from the US but thhere are some examples from the latin america countries and the Europe.Along with the popularization of the populism and populist leaders, the book states that the countries are going to be more autocratical. The thing i didnt love about this book is that the book could have focused of the notions in a more detailed way for the illiterate but curios readers like me.
3)The Miner by Natsume Soseki: the author is a Japanese novelist. He is best known for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat and his unfinished work Light and Darkness but I have just read Kokoro . The miner is a novel and it is a book about a kid run away from his house and found himself in a mining location. It is an interesting book and can let you see how the miners live and what they did.
4) The out by Pierre Rey: this book is quite old one and was publised in 1978. The book is too easygoing. it is like you are watching an action movie and it is about the sicilian mafia. To speak bluntly, I didnt like it, though it was higly recommended by a friend.
5)Populism: A Very Short Introduction byCas Mudde and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser: the book can be best book written for the populism ,because the author lets you know everything as to the notion of populism, its past and today's history around the world and its relationships with other things. I really enjoyed reading it and it is worth of reading If you are into this genre of books.
6) Populishm left and right by Eric Fassin: Can populism be attributed to the people, or rather the working class? Does the political mobilization of a frustrated and underemployed population bear tidings of increasing xenophobic resentment, or demands for socialist equality? The book give some opinions but it is a short book . It was nice but it still didn't make me satisfied.
7)On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy D. Snyder: To me, this is the easiest book written for this genre , because it is quite understandable and the author tries to shed the lights with 21 lessons as to the totalitarianism of the twentieth century.. you ll enjoy it
8)To Have or to Be by Erich From: it is a 1976 book by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, in which he differentiates between having and being. I am still reading it but i have to say that it is not an easy-going book. You need time to comprehend what is written here.
There are 2 more books I have read but there is no translation in english , so i ll skip them
Enjoy your reading...