Five more books I’ve competed this year yayayayayayayyyyyy!
16) Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
This book was really good in the middle and I really liked the ending as well, but overall if I had to rate the book, I’d probably rate it 6/10. It was too much high school drama, way too much for my liking. The book talks about two best friends who are in their senior year at high school and decide to do everything that they’d penned down in their list of things not to do ever at high school. This also includes never falling in love with your best friend – and these two are in fact in love with each other. The book is an okayish read.
17) The Litigators by John Grisham
Another book om my journey to re-read all John Grishams! His books never fail to amaze me, and they’re even thousand times more interesting when I can actually understand the legal parlance in them. This book revolves around a small firm made by three individuals lawyers which includes David Zinc, a Harvard graduate who’s tired of life at his old gigantic corporate firm. This book isn’t as good as some of his other works, but if you are keen on reading John Grisham, do not skip this one.
18) Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
Loved, loved, LOVED this! It documents her life from her childhood, to her first marriage and her second one and everything you could ever think of. Reading this book brought me such immense joy, I’m not even kidding. There are pages where she’s describing how she came up with characters, and plot lines and reading these and knowing what she’s talking about, is THE best feeling in the world. When Agatha Christie was a young girl, her elder sister said, “You don’t have what it takes to be a mystery writer.”
Please, go read this book!
19) Two Years, Eight Months, Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Complicated and brilliant – these are definitely the two words I’d use to describe this book. It talks about an ancient goddess and her children spread out all over the universe and how they’ll come together to defeat evil. The book is very complex and needs a ton of patience if you really want to understand and enjoy it.
20) Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
A thousand times better than the other book I read by him. This is his debut novel, and so so good. The book follows a young girl as she goes on a road trip around the United States, meeting different people and impacting their lives in a million different ways. There are heartbreaks, and tears and adventures; the book ends on a happy note and there’s not much else you can really ask for. In all honesty though, I didn’t really like the protagonist and there were many times when I felt like hitting her head through a wall.