The Book List: Part Three

Back with five more amazeballs books I’ve finished this year 😀

11) Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala:
This book is a memoir of the author’s life before, during and after the 2004 tsunami that hit South Asian countries. (Google it if you don’t remember). Sonali Deraniyagala lost her husband, her two sons and her parents in the tsunami and came out as the only survivor in her family. This book is heartbreaking and terrifying as she describes seeing her family members for the last time before they were swept away. 90% of the book talks about how she dealt with her life after the tragedy, and it will bring tears to your eyes. The tsunami happened so long ago that until a few years ago I hadn’t even realized how many people’s lives it had affected. This book is beautiful and a must read!

12) Cometh The Hour by Jeffery Archer:
Sixth book in the Clifton Chronicles and as gripping as the first five. This book moves as a much fast pace than it’s predecessor and that makes it even more exciting. Since it’s the penultimate book, many of the sub plots in the series start ending and forming a full circle. Jeffery Archer will always be one of my favs, go read the series please.

13) Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky:
FINALLY READ THIS BOOK! 
And the movie is nothing compared to this! The pure and raw emotion in the books will make you so attached to the book that you’ll want to read it again and again and again. The writing is easy and simple and definitely worthy of all the praise it has received. For those who don’t know, this book tells the story of Charlie who starts his first day of high school and is terrified of not fitting it or making any new friends. The book has it’s fair share of sad and heart-hurting things but never has anything been written in such a beautiful manner. MUST READ.

14) The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai:
Man Booker Prize winner for the year 2007, this book centers around the lives of two Indians – Sai, living in North India with her grandfather (who’s a retired Judge) after the death of her parents and Biju, an illegal immigrant living in the United States and trying his hardest to get his father there as well. The book is based during the time when India was still ruled by the Britishers and deals heavily with how their lives affected those of the Indians. Good Indian authors are rare, very, very rare and this is just Kiran Desai’s second novel and for anyone looking for good Indian authors, she is it.

15) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling:
Re-read another Harry Potter this year! :”)
Harry Potter is, always has been and always will be my most favourite book series in every lifetime and thus I re-read it whenever I get time. This book takes me back what feels like centuries, and make me miss 11-year old Harry, Hermione and Ron all over again.

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