Saturday, January 31, 2015

[Books Read in 2015] Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell




A book I read in 24 hours which trust me doesn't usually happen with me unless the writing is so engaging that I can't literally put the book down. Basically a love story of two misfits and it is one of the most memorable YA fiction for a good reason. Seriously, it is so hard to put words on how I felt reading this book! An absolute must read.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

[Books Read in 2015] The Associate by John Grisham




I like John Grisham. But any thriller with loose ends and no conclusion is not my cup of tea. Though it started very promising, I felt deflated by its lame ending. So many questions and no proper answers. The bad guys never get caught, we don't know for sure to whom they worked for and the protagonist continues with his life as if nothing happened. No sequel to this book either. C'mon. If only the author spent more time building a tighter plot rather than describing yet again, how dreadful the life of a typical (New York) lawyer is!


Thursday, January 8, 2015

[Books Read in 2015] The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown



I usually trust any book that is rated above 4 out of 5 on Goodreads. And this one happens to be one of them which talks about aspects of life that are to be cultivated and what to just let go of. The tone is casual not sounding preachy with a real person element to it. Highly Recommended.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

[Books Read in 2015] The Invention of the Wings by Sue Monk Kidd




Have you heard of Grimke Sisters? I sure didn't before I read this book. They were two inspiring women from Charleston, South Carolina who fought against slavery and for women's rights. The story, loosely inspired by them belongs to two protagonists - Sarah Grimke and Hetty, her slave. Both suffering and yearning for a spirited independence. So many emotions wash through as you follow their journey and can't stop from feeling lucky for the education and freedom we enjoy in our own lives today.

 
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