Hey guys! So finally I’m done with my exams and since it’s last month of the year I have come up with a very ambitious list of all the books I want to read this month.
So let’s get started with the books along with their description:
1. THE HOUSE THAT BJ BUILT BY ANUJA CHAUHAN
The late Binodini Thakur had been very clear that she would never agree to sell her hissa in her Bauji’s big old house on Hailey Road. And her daughter Bonu, is determined to honor her mothers wishes.
Bonu is bullshit-intolerant, brave and beautiful. But is she strong enough to weather emotional blackmail by the spadefull? Not to mention shady builders, wily politicians, spies, lies and the knee-buckling hotness of Samars intense eyes? Sharply observed and pulse-quickeningly romantic, this is Anuja Chauhan writing at her sparkling best!
A lot of my friends have recommended this book to me and I bought it around two months ago but now I finally have the time to read it!
I have very high hopes for this book and let’s see how it goes!
2. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA BY ARTHUR GOLDEN
It is about the true confessions of one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha.
In this book, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl’s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction – at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful – and completely unforgettable.
3. MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD BY JEFFREY ARCHER
This is the fifth book in clifton chronicles where the story of emma and harry clifton continues. How they deal with their rivals and repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckhungham.
This whole series is AMAZING and I cannot wait to read this one!! The last book in the series is coming out next year and OH MY GOD I cannot believe it will all come to an end! Highly recommend this series!
4. THE NAMESAKE BY JHUMPA LAHIRI
The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name. Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves.
5. 1984 BY GEORGE ORWELL
1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia” -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
6. MY SISTER’S KEEPER BY JODI PICOULT
Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — a life and a role that she has never challenged… until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister—and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.
7. Emma by Jane Austen
Okay so to be honest I started this book long ago but somehow couldn’t finish it. I got college work and some other books to read (hehe).
But it’s a classic and Jane Austen, need I say more?
So yeah I hope I’ll be able to finish this book before 2016 comes!!
I will be posting reviews about most of these books later this month. Let me know about your reading lists in the comment section below and do recommend some books which I can read in January!!