12th August to 25th August
My book list for the past two weeks has been interesting – a concoction of general fiction (inclined towards friendship), psychological thrillers, mysteries and science fiction
The Cast by Amy Blumenfeld is a story of friendship, love, and relationships in general. The story was one-of-a-kind, written in a different and unique style. Three Men On Their Bikes by Richard Mapes is a story of friendship. The book made me nostalgic! The story was super funny – some friends are quirky and weird, aren’t they? And their quirks is what makes them unique and special.
The next book in my list was Golden Skies by Juan Zapata. The blend of science, technology, and religion made the story a thrilling and gripping read. The Golden Skies is the first book in the trilogy and I am definitely going to read the next two books in this series.
I then read The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade by M.J.Trow. Lestrade is my new favorite! I absolutely love M.J.Trow’s writing style – it is quirky, hilarious and entertaining. Ever heard of someone being named ‘Bandicoot’? Oh yes, there is one in this story! Surprisingly, Lestrade is not all work and no romance. It was nice to see the other side of Lestrade in this book. This book is a must read for all those who love a good Sherlock Holmes pastiche.
Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran – I really do not know what to say about this book. Claire DeWitt is the self-proclaimed World’s Greatest Detective. The story was more of Claire fighting her inner demons. Of course, there was some really good detective work – Claire’s style was new to me. But I just couldn’t connect with the character – Claire. Claire solved one mystery – the death of two painters. But, she couldn’t solve one mystery that has been bothering her since she was a teenager – the mysterious disappearance of her friend, Tracy. Or rather, I should say that she made few conclusions about Tracy in the end, but the case remained unsolved.
End of the Lane by Sonia Parin was a wonderful read. Cozy Mysteries is one of my new favorite genres. The stories are cute and adorable (yes!!), there’s a whole lot of baking or something to do with cooking, and you even get to try a recipe or two. Then there is crime-solving and of course – adorable pets! In End of the Lane, there was this adorable dog named Doyle, who seemed to understand everything. When Abby says “You do not understand what I am trying to say, do you?”, Doyle nods his head, so as to indicate a No. Cute!
I read In Servitude by Heleen Kist – a gripping, psychological thriller that will blow your mind! I am posting the review of this one on 3rd September as a part of the blog tour. The story was one of a kind. And this being Heleen’s debut novel, it is too good to be true. I am not going to talk much about it now, you will have to wait for my review. 😀
The Laws of Great Enlightenment by Rhuyo Okawa: Inclined towards the teachings of Buddhism, this book is an eye-opener. The author has described the deep and spiritual meaning behind the story of Angulimala in the first few chapters. The book gives you insights on how to lead a better life by making small changes. Overall, an interesting read for all those who love to explore the spiritual side of life.
I am currently reading Win Your Inner Battles by Darius Foroux. Since I have just started with the book, I cannot comment more on the ‘content’, but so far, it has been an okay read. I am also reading Death In Paris my Emila Bernhard. David from Thistle Publishing recommended me this book. So far, it has been an interesting read – the story is about a man who drowns in a bowl of soup. Yes, you read it right. Soup. Rachel and Magda decide to solve the mystery, after all, the dead man was Rachel’s ex-lover. The story is set in Paris so yes… it is going to be an interesting read!