Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners but is now currently being hosted by Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog. This meme is quite easy to follow – just randomly pick a book from your to-be-read list and give the reasons why you want to read it. It is that simple.
This week’s book:
Pure Colour by Sheila Heti
Blurb from Goodreads
Pure Colour is a galaxy of a novel: explosive, celestially bright, huge, and streaked with beauty. It is a contemporary bible, an atlas of feeling, and an absurdly funny guide to the great (and terrible) things about being alive. Sheila Heti is a philosopher of modern experience, and she has reimagined what a book can hold.
Here we are, just living in the first draft of Creation, which was made by some great artist, who is now getting ready to tear it apart.
In this first draft of the world, a woman named Mira leaves home to study. There, she meets Annie, whose tremendous power opens Mira’s chest like a portal—to what, she doesn’t know. When Mira is older, her beloved father dies, and his spirit passes into her. Together, they become a leaf on a tree. But photosynthesis gets boring, and being alive is a problem that cannot be solved, even by a leaf. Eventually, Mira must remember the human world she’s left behind, including Annie, and choose whether or not to return.
Why I Want To Read It
Another week has started. Just like that, we are into the third week of the year. I hope that you were already able to recover from the lingering holiday hangovers. It is time to put on those full working gears even though it still feels surreal that we are back to working full swing. Thankfully, I was able to survive the frantic start to the year. On another note, I hope you all had a great start to the week. I hope this new year will usher in prosperity, peace, harmony, healing, recovery, and happiness. What remains most important is that we all have a clean bill of health, especially with COVID19 still looming.
2022 has gifted us 365 blank pages to fill in. We have already written on seventeen pages but we still have more pages to fill up with wonderful memories. The new year also marks the start of new journeys, new reading journeys that is. Yes, I have been swamped by my 2021 Wrap Up posts but I am always up for a Goodreads Monday update. In the first two weeks of the year, I have featured books that are going to be published in 2022. These are books I have recently added to my reading list and I am looking forward to. This week’s featured book is Sheila Heti’s Pure Colour.
Prior to 2022, I have never heard of Sheila Heti nor have I encountered any of her works. I just learned she has already published ten books. Oh wow. In 2022, she is making a literary comeback with Pure Colour. Like the two books I featured in my first Goodreads Monday updates this year, Xóchitl González’s Olga Dies Dreaming and Nikki May’s Wahala, Pure Colour was included in my 2022 Books I Look Forward To List. The first two books, unlike Pure Colour, are debut novels. What drew me towards Pure Colour was its interesting premise. From the synopsis, I surmise that the book has tinges of magic. A galaxy of a novel., that sure is an interesting way to describe a book. From what little infromation I can gather in Goodreads, it seems that the story involves the environment and some philosophy. Over the past few years, novels about the environment have become ubiquitous. It is a universal concern after all.
Pure Colour will be released on February 15, 2022. I just hope that I get to be able to acquire a copy of the book without much hassle. How about you fellow reader? What 2022 book are you looking forward to? Perhaps you could share it in the comment box. For now, happy Monday! I hope you will all have a great week ahead! And as always, happy reading!