Hey! Summer is around the corner and if you’re the person who likes to bring books while on a trip to get some vitamin sea, then you might consider my March book reads to bring with you.
For March, I only read three books but those books might keep you company while you’re chilling at the beach and enjoying the sound of the ocean waves.
One of the three books I’ve read is a favorite book on the internet. It is a British-American comedy science fiction that I happened to find in an online bookshop here in Davao City. There are a lot of references in movies for this book series. If you’re a Whovian (Doctor Who fans) then you might actually know what I’m talking about. It’s none other than The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adam and was written in 1979. It is one of the books that actually made me laugh so hard while reading it. It’s a witty science fiction that’s entertaining to read. If you like adventures, then you might actually like this book.
The story revolves around Arthur Dent, an Earthling, who unknowingly befriends a hitchhiker alien, Ford Prefect. Their adventure begins when Vogons, a type of alien, razes the planet Earth into dust. They hitchhiked on the Vogons ship but got thrown out of the ship. Fortunately, they were saved by Ford Prefect’s cousin, Zaphod Beeblebrox and his companion, Trillian. They also have a depressive robot named Marvin.
If you happen to get the book, I urge you to read it. You can actually finish it in one reading because although it’s a science fiction, it’s not dragging to read. Oh! If you like Star Trek and Star Wars, you might actually enjoy the book, too, especially if you have a good sense of humor.
My second book of the month is Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem and Other Things That Happened.
Hyperbole and a Half is an indie book that became a #1 New York Bestseller as of 2013 (not sure, I have to validate this fact). It is a picture book with witty real-life stories of the author. It’s like reading a meme book.
My partner and I bought this book last 2016 on a trip to Manila and just happened to read the book now this 2018. I haven’t had the time to read the book because I am the kind of person to hoard books and read them after I finish one from the other. I bet every book nerds can relate.
Anyways, Hyperbole and a Half is a good book that deals with Allie Brosh’s life when she was a kid up to her adult life. It’s funny because some of her experiences are relatable in a way. She grew up awkward and I bet we felt the same in some ways.
I also like that the stories more or less revolves around her dogs, her depression, how she isolated herself from people, how she ended up becoming what she is now because of her experiences in life growing up and how she illustrated it in a relatable and humorous way.
The last book I actually read for the month of March is The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murray.
It says on the cover that it’s the most compelling self-help guide ever written. However, I find the book a little bit boring. If you happen to need an ego boost, a drive, or motivation to stay on track in achieving your goals, then you might actually like the book.
The book deals more with how we condition our minds in attaining our goals in our lives. The gist is mind over matter. The more we feed our minds on positive and healthy views, the more the universe resonates with your thoughts and giving us what we want.
Hope you like my book reads. These are fun and entertaining books to bring with you on your summer vacations. Also, if you’re from Davao, you can order your books by visiting the Book Duke‘s shop through Facebook and Instagram. They have good books that are usually hard to find in your local bookstores.
Enjoy your summer.
Oh! And don’t forget to leave your comments and book suggestions. Thanks!