I haven’t been able to read at all in all of September because of exams and college being a royal pain, but here are five more books I’ve read this year 😀
21) Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
This book wasn’t half as enjoyable as the first one. Cormoran Strike receives a severed leg in his parcel one fine morning and thus begins his hunt to catch whoever sent it to him. A lot of the book focuses on his and his secretary/partner Robin’s relationship and how it affects Robin’s own relationship with her fiancé. This seems very cliché (boyfriend jealous of boss) and becomes very monotonous as the novel progresses.
22) Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
One of my favouritest books of this year! This book talks about Simon, who’s in high school, who’s also gay and also closeted. Simon has a secret friend who he talks to online, who’s called Blue, who’s in his high school, and who’s also possibly gay, and closeted. This book is so so so cute and absolutely fun and adorable. The whole book is an insight into what Simon feels generally and what he feels specially for Blue. Its so much more than just a YA love story and I loved it beyond words(also finished it in one day!)
(Also, I might be just a tiny bit bias towards LGBTQ books-NO REGRETS)
23) The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I wanted to read this book since a long time, though I have to say that it wasn’t as romantic or lovable as I thought it would be. The story revolves around the lives of Claire and her husband, Henry who has a rare genetic disorder because of which he can time travel. There are millions of parts in the book where you feel your heart break for them because one of them always knows more than the other and they just seem to lead a really unfair life. The ending of the book doesn’t really come as a surprise as it is kind of predicted by Henry.
24) Oliver’s Story by Erich Segal
I read Love Story back in the 7th grade and then re-read it in the 11th grade(that was 2013) and I’ve since then wanted to read its sequel. The book focuses on Oliver’s life after the death of his wife and his major belief that he’d never find love again. He then meets Marcie Bonwit one day at tennis and feels himself falling in love again with someone who’s the complete opposite of his wife. The book is heartbreaking without a doubt. The last lines of the book make me cry more every time I read them again.
25) Delhi is Not Far by Ruskin Bond
I’m so unbelievably glad that I decided to read Ruskin Bond this year. If you haven’t, I strongly suggest you start with this one. The book is narrated by Arun, a struggling writer who lives in the small town of Pipalnagar and hopes of one day leaving it all behind of fame and success in Delhi. It revolves around the two people he loves most in life and a wider struggle of everyone in the small town dreaming of one day going to Delhi. Ruskin Bond’s writing is so beautiful and the book had me in tears at many parts.
My favourite line is “The world seems crowded with unfinished lives.”