Hello people. How are you all doing??? How is your life??? What are you reading??? I am exhausted from the core because I am typing this blog while talking to my family on video calls. Seriously, why is family so weird and cute??? I am enjoying this but also tired of my family doing crazy antics. Well as I am bored and tired, let’s start this post, shall we???
The written sentences in Note are my own opinions that I feel about the book our recommender has suggested, hope you enjoy this.
1. Behind Closed Bars by B.A. Paris.
This was the first book of B. A. Paris that I read. The Suspense was too great to ignore, and I am sure everyone will be scared of marriage once they read this one.
Note: Not reading this before my own marriage😵🥺.
2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.
Wow, I cannot believe this is a debut novel. Full of Suspense and drama, and quite a good mysterious thriller. Loved reading it with my bookstagram besties
Note: Couldn’t complete it because I didn’t feel like reading an ebook😭.
3. Verity by Colleen Hoover.
Another awesome read, my first one of Colleen Hoover. This was one epic, gruesome thriller. I had to finish it off within a night, the tension was that strong.
Note: I have to try Colleen Hoover😏.
4. In My Dreams I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead.
Another debut thriller. Ashley was kind enough to send me an early copy to read this, and man, it was not at all disappointing. I loved the multifold persona of each character, and just how well a 10 year timelapse was shown in the book.
Note: My TBR will fall on me now🤧 stop Anindita. Substitute mommy will become substitute murderer who killed a kid by making her TBR pile fall on her.
5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
This was my first book on Auschwitz. Honestly, it ripped my heart apart. I don’t think I can say I loved it, cause I cannot love that horrible event. But yes, the book brought tears to my eyes. After this, I have read lots on WW2, but this one will always have that special place in my heart.
Note: I don’t like crying but now I want to read this😭.
6. Footprints on Zero Line by Gulzar, translated by Rakhshanda Jalil.
I read this book with one of my favorite book clubs; Bookworms And Wormies. Yes, I was always aware of the consequences of India’s And Pakistan’s Independence, being from an uprooted family who had to come to India myself. But Gulzar’s words were like weeping wounds. Each poem, each tale was like raw memory written on pages, bleeding from fresh wounds. I will recommend this to everyone.
Note: I cried a lot too. I have become too emotional these days and this book started it.
7. The Granddaughter Project by Shaheen Chishti.
This book turned out to be much better than I expected. I loved the generation gap and how well it was conveyed through letters. Letter writing is a personal hobby of mine and I loved how this entire book was built on that.
Note: I so want to read this too. Now my TBR will definitely fall on me.
8. Totto-Chan, The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Translated by Dorothy Britton.
This book is a gem. It gives a perfect idea of how to help kids grow up in an environment that is beneficial to them, as well as for society. No wonder this book is a must-read for Japanese teachers.
Note: How awesome would life be if Indian teachers read this book too😏😒.
9. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.
If you are interested to know the Tudor period, nobody is better than Phillippa Gregory. This book states the affairs between Mary, Henry the VIII, and Anne Boleyn. I loved reading about the English court and the drama.
Note: I love reading books based on History😍.
10. A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende.
A gripping tale of the 1930’s Spanish Civil War victims. Another story of an uprooted broken family, lost family members and lost love. I loved the weaving of words that created this book.
Note: I read The City of Beasts by this author and I loved it so much. My first ever full novel that was above 500 pages😍.
•Our Little Recommender.
Hello everyone, I am Anindita, known as Sourindita in the Bookstagram community. I was born and brought up in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It’s been 30 years since that event, but I still love to celebrate my birthday as a kid. My love for books started when I was in the cradle. My mom and dad had a personal library and I would only sleep if they would read from any book. Later, they had to buy me books for my collection, and I started writing words before anything else because I was trying to copy those books!
I chose Psychological thriller and Historical fiction for this piece because these are undoubtedly my most favorite genres. I love reading people and observing them. Hence psychology attracts me. And I first fell in love with Historical Fiction when I read about the Tudor period in Phillippa Gregory’s books. Except for reading, I love to learn and explore new things every day. I have been into drama and theater, painting, singing, and dancing. To explore more of my creative ability, now I have my YouTube channel – The Bohemian Dreamer. But most of my time is devoted to my daytime job as a software engineer (can I say I don’t like it?) And my baby who is just some days shy of being 2 months. She already likes to see me turn the pages of the books I read, and I am hoping she becomes a bookworm like me in no time!
If you like my book recommendations, and me as well, feel free to knock on my DM on Instagram. We can become books buddies and rant about our favorite books! Till then, have fun, enjoy your life and never stop dreaming. Bye!