Saturday, January 9, 2016

The books I read in 2015

How I love to talk on this subject ! I am absolutely unstoppable when it comes to books ! Now that I have this opportunity,let me start at once !!

As every year,2015 has been a good year in terms of books.And,finally , I learnt something new this year in terms of reading....I learnt to leave a book halfway if it was uninteresting and uninspiring .

I tried reading many books this year but completed only a few,out which noted about only a few ! ( I will do better next year...I promise !...To be more methodical in my reading is a resolution I make every year !!) So,as expected,some books were excellent ,some not so good while others unmentionables....

Here is a list of some books I read...I have blogged about these because I loved them!

1.The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

2.I am Malala...( This post is about  the thoughts in my mind when I read this book)


4.The girl on the train

5.The forty rules of love by Elif Shafak

6.The truth about Harry Quebert affair by Joel Dicker

7.A marathi book ...वाटेवरील सोबती - विजय पाडळकर..

Some other remarkable books which I read but did not blog about were...

1.Luminaries -by Eleanor Catton ...A booker prize winning book with lots of mixed reviews.I won't say I really understood the book...I think I need to read it once more...but on the whole I liked reading this book. I loved Catton's style of writing... " luminous " is the word that keeps on coming to my mind . (A short description : A supernatural detective story set in New Zealand in 1800s )

2.Gone girl -by Gillian Flynn ...a perfect holiday read ! Speedy , well written...about a dysfunctional couple trying to outwit each other .

This year I rejoined the BCL...some books I borrowed from there...

3. Perfume - By Patrick Suskind a story of a smell driven murderer and story of smell itself....a fantasy... A good book !

4. The novel cure - A to Z of literary Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin
A very interesting and unique concept of devising a book for all the human maladies ! I have noted down the names and will start reading them ! ( One day ! Hopefully !!)

5.Empire of Indus - by Alice Albinia....I loved this book...I felt as if I travelled with Albinia right from Karachi where the Indus ends to Tibet where it starts. A must read !

6.And never stop dancing : Thirty more true things you need to know now by Gordon Livingston M.D. .....30 essays and 30 pearls of wisdom....

7.Life lessons : Things I wish I had learned earlier by Leslie Garner ...a beautiful collection of essays .... deep insights on how to live a truly fulfilling life ...

Some more books...

O's little book of happiness - features some work that was published in O ..the Oprah magazine over the year...inspiring and deserves a special post ! ( later ! )

A book of simple living by Ruskin Bond ;A small book with a lovely cover ...essays on living a happy and contented life !

I hope to write in detail about these last few books one day .....

And last but not the least...a do I say this....ahem....wait....let me think it comes....I read the  FSG trilogy , too !!!...there ..I said it.....doesn't feel so bad !! ( Didn't like it is an overrated book  ... slightly nauseous too ... and  a weak story...that  is my frank opinion ! )

Hope to read more systematically in this year !!