From the time lockdown started I didn’t realize how 6 months flew away. I read good number of books in these six months; however, it wasn’t very satisfying because of my book choices. I’m still happy with few of them. Most of the books are complimentary ARCs that I received from authors, publishers and marketing firms, and I’m grateful for their generosity. Most of the best books in these 2 quarters are picked by my own which were in my TBR queue for a while. Here is the list of best books I read in Q2 & Q3 2020
“You can find magic, where ever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book”Dr.Seuss
1) Train to Pakistan by Kushwanth Singh
This book is an historical fiction set during India – Pakistan partition in the heart of the border village of Punjab. This book depicts the horrors of Partition and how it affected the lives of common village folks who had nothing to do with politics or partition. Book, shed’s light to various religious practices, mindset of varied groups of people along with the cultural and social understanding of that time and place. It also shows, that the blame could not be placed on any one group. A wonderful read which gives insights to people’s mindset during partition.
My Complete Review: Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
2) The Trial by Franz Kafka
I boarded the train of Kafka and ended up “Kafkaesque”. It’s an amazing classic. Kafka shows the absurdity of life via the chronotope of the novel. In the end these questions still remain – What is the trial? Is K actually guilty or is he innocent? No one is wrong if seen through a different lens.
This book seemed to me to speak to modern/contemporary existential and social human conditions. Maybe one sign of a great book is that it can mean so many different things to many people. This is one such great book. Read and let me know your thoughts on this.
My complete review: The Trial by Franz Kafka
3) Thorne of Glass series by Sarah J Mass
It’s a seven-book series, YA – NA Fantasy novel. It’s a story and journey of young women. It has everything, from magic, epic fights, adventure, action, mystery, secrets, romance, royal court political games and rebellion war. You won’t be bored while reading this series. It will just suck you into its world.
Review of Book 1 :Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass
Review of Book 2:Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Mass
Review of Book 3: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J Mass
Review of Book 4: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J Mass
4) Mrs. Funny Bones by Twinkle Khanna
This book is categorized under the genre of “Indian humor”. This book is endearing, funny, well wit, along with the presentation of the book that wins. There is no sequence to any chapters. It is a witty banter bound with the English alphabet, so we have 26 chapters, each with one letter of the alphabet starting the title. It’s a quick, entertaining, hilarious read.
My complete review: Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna
5) Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan
In this book she has shed light on racism, women empowerment, revolutionizing education for underprivileged kids, American politics and political strategies, social discrimination, cultural differences and to some extent on identity crisis. Queen Move is a delightful story with phenomenal plot with several twists and turns in a thrilling way along with a romantic angst love story and highlight on several social aspects.
My complete review: Queen Move By Kennedy Ryan
Have you already read any of these recommended books? Do let me know your opinion. if you didn’t like any book, still drop in your comments to let me and other readers know your views.