Monday, November 23, 2015

[Books Read in 2015] The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

I am sure most of you heard about '1001 Books You Must Read'. It is a literary reference book list compiled by 100+ literary critics from around the world and edited by Peter Boxall. I have been dreaming about giving this list a try for a long time and finally took the plunge. The first book is from my favorite author - Agatha Christie. Did you know this is the ONLY book of hers featured in the list. Just like all her mysteries, the story has an unexpected twist at the end that will knock your socks off. An absolute must read.

Monday, October 26, 2015

[Books Read in 2015] A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

There is no doubt Agatha Christie is THE QUEEN of mystery genre. This is my second book (And Then There Were None was my first) this year and I can't get enough of her brilliant writing. Set in a small town of Chipping Cleghorn, a murder is announced in local news paper and committed. Is it just a joke or a crime with a deep ulterior motive? I have to admit though this book is great, I have a soft corner for Poirot’s stories. Or it might be just that I love love David Suchet. (who plays the character of Poirot on TV) Next on my to-be-read list: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Death On The Nile. Do you have any favorite Agatha Christie novels? I would love to know.

Monday, September 21, 2015

[Books Read in 2015] And Then There Were None by Agatha Chistie

Speaking of birthdays, one of my favorite authors celebrated her 125th birthday on September 15th 2015. It was none other than Agatha Christie, who created some enigmatic characters like Hercule Poirot. Did you know she is widely acknowledged as the best-selling author in the world after Shakespeare. Right now, as I type this post, I have my nose deep in one of her most popular murder mysteries - 'And There Were None' and loving every bit of it. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

[Books Read in 2015] The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Imagine someone who sits (almost) at the same spot everyday in the train, next to a window, watching the numerous, unknown houses passing by. Now, that could me OR the protagonist of this riveting novel by Paula Hawkins. ☺️This is also my first attempt at audiobooks, narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey and India Fisher. What a wonderful justice these women did to each of their parts. I even found talking to myself in British accent long after the book was over. Highly recommended.