Thursday, May 19, 2016

Book 17/30 | The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3) by Agatha Christie

I have to confess given a choice, I would read Hercule Poirot over Miss Marple. Poirot investigates a case with logic, reasoning and in general there is a lot more action in his stories. That being said, The Body In The Library (Miss Marple # 3) is the best Marple book I read so far. The characters are well sketched out with lively dialogues and an ingenious plot twist. A shout-out to @maidensofmurder for the recommendation. A TV version of this book with Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple is available on Youtube and my weekend plan is to watch the story come alive on the big screen. Click here to add this book to your Goodreads shelf.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Book 16/30 | Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley

It has been ages since I read a graphic novel. Thoroughly intrigued when this book showed on my Goodreads feed, I picked it up from San Francisco Public Library the very same day and finished in two sittings. The story is about Katie, a former head chef and the basic premise is as simple as - (1) Write Your Mistake (2) Ingest One Mushroom (3) Go To Sleep (4) Wake Anew. Bryan Lee O'Malley does a fantastic job of illustrating Katie's existential struggles on how she tries to find a quick fix for all her problems and the consequences she faces when things go awry. Must Read. Click here to add this book to your Goodreads shelf.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Book 15/30 | A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1-3) by George R.R. Martin

Most of us know about Game Of Thrones by now but very few must have heard about the endearing tales of a knight called Ser Duncan the Tall, his unlikely squire Egg and their journey across the Seven Kingdoms. George R.R. Martin originally published these short stories in 1998 and all three of them are now assembled in one volume - 'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms'. With the next book - 'The Winds of Winter' (A Song of Ice and Fire series) nowhere in sight, it was a real treat for an ardent GoT fan like me to explore the world of Westeros once again. Beautifully illustrated by Gary Gianni, I simply lovvved this book. Click here to add this book to your Goodreads shelf.