The Bookclub – August

Hello! Marta here with a post that’s a bit different than what I usually do on Mondays – this time I’m bringing you this month’s Bookclub!

I don’t know about you, but I’m in serious need of book inspiration. I’ve definitely not been reading as much as I’d like despite being on vacation; I haven’t finished the book I’m currently reading so no recommendation from me this month. Nevertheless, get ready to take a look at what our team has been reading lately, and if you’re anything like me (super lazy, that is!) hopefully this will help motivate you.

◣ Luís ◥

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For today’s bookclub I chose ”The Road” by Cormac McCarthy; this book takes place in a pos-apocalyptic era where a man and his son walk through a destroyed America, trying to reach the coast, during their travel they must survive and protect themselves against other people (because you can’t trust no one). It looks like a promising book and I can’t wait to read it!

◣ Sofia◥

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Dear painters, I have now finished The Two Towers and just barely begun Return of the King. I have to say, this second volume can be more interesting than the first, but it can also get a bit heavier and – dare I say it? – duller. The magic of Middle Earth is still everywhere in the book, but the truth is the adventure gets far darker and more dangerous. And yet, even Tolkien’s action scenes are heavy with description, so be sure to enjoy a lot of detail before getting on board with the saga. The interesting difference in this volume is that you now get distinctive points of view to separate different storylines for different characters. However, unlike most books where this is the case, Tolkien doesn’t mix them up – he writes them each separately, almost as individual books that intertwine (in some cases, in actual individual books: there’s a book two and book three in The Two Towers).
As I’ve said before, it’s not the lightest read, but it is sure to kindle a flame in the heart of any fantasy fan. The details actually do help with the fantastic environment and the characters are as intricate, heart-warming and compelling as only Tolkien can make them. PS: There are more incredible beings added to plot, don’t miss out on the Ents!

◣ Paulo & Luísa ◥

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We wanted to read Gonçalo M. Tavares, a well known Portuguese novelist, for a long time, but we didn’t know which book. We end up choosing one that was consider by one of the most respected newspapers of Portugal, Público, book of the decade… We were also puzzled by this:

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◣ Ângela ◥

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I’m currently reading the second book from A Song of Ice and Fire by G.R.R.Martin! I don’t think I need to tell you what the story is about, pretty much everyone watches the show tongue emoticon So far, I’ve been enjoying reading the books, I really like the structure, where the chapters are divided into characters, it makes us feel more connected with them. The only con are the length – the books are so long… I hope the next ones have more action!

So guys, have you read any of these books already? And also – what are you currently reading? Comment below and let us know!

Until next time. XO, Marta

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