Listed below are the books that filled my days during my months long holiday. I have a habit of reading any book that strikes my fancy, ranging in genres.
1. The Kill Order by James Dashner
During our months in Pune, we used to stalk the book sellers on FC Road, searching for books that would woo us. One fine evening, the Maze Runner series managed to make me jump with joy and I bought all the books in the series that the seller had. The Kill Order was the last book released in the series at the time. The main characters – Thomas and Teresa aren’t mentioned in this book as it is a prequel to The Maze Runner.
2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynne
After reading this book, I too reached a dark place. Gillian Flynn has an amazing imagination to make up characters such as these. Just one wrong decision, one night changed the lives of the whole family. After reading this book, I HAD to watch the movie. Though there were many discrepancies, watching
3. The Game of Thrones and The Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Watched the five seasons of the series and reading the books seemed to be the next best idea and that’s exactly what I did. One fact is clear to me: Nothing will ever get me interested enough to read the next book, A Storm of Swords. Nothing! Though I will watch the next seasons. 😛
4. The Uglies Trilogy(Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras) by Scott Westerfield
I was going through a young adult novel reading phase, so I found this series whose concept seemed interesting. But, at the core of all four stories is an alpha girl who thinks she’s nothing so a duo of an ever-praising guy and a trusting girlfriend make her realize that she’s amazing. I like the description for the Specials though. Wolf-like, with changing tats.
5. The Mediator(Shadowland and Ninth Key) by Meg Cabot
Light Read. Girl moves to new place. She can see ghosts. Oh and she’s très fashionable. Finds a ghost is her roommate. Makes him leave. They fight some evil ghost together.
6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn spins a complicated story. How does someone even make up a person like Amy? Engrossing read though.
7. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I wanted to read a classic that had some good meaning. This book popped up every time I did a small search so I did read it. Nice plot. Like its said everywhere, nowhere in the book is it given how to kill a mockingbird. 😛 But, the way the mindsets of children are unaffected by racism is showcased in this book.
8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help!!!! I love the movie adaptation of this book and love the book even more! I love the way Aibileen tells Mae Mobley, “You is kind, you is smart. You is important”. So sweet. a real tear jerker for me. It’s a worth read. 🙂
9. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This book made me think about life, suicide, death. How it is so damn easy to say, “Kill me” or “I’d rather die”. No one gives a thought about the people they are leaving behind or for that matter their own selves! We owe ourselves another chance every time we think of giving up. The love story between Violet and Finch is adorable.
10. The Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
The trilogy had me obsessed for weeks! The plots were amazing and Lisander’s character was just so strong! That girl has guts! People keep trying put her down but she manages to get up every time! Her treacherous dad literally buries her alive but she gets out. Awesome! Her half-brother intrigued me. Can’t feel pain? I didn’t know that was possible :S
Need to read the next book asap!
11. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The last book I read by Stephenie Meyer was one of the books from the Twilight series. This book was interesting though. I loved the confusion when Melanie still loves Jared but Wanda falls in love with Ian but Wanda is in Melanie’s body so Wanda is attracted to Jared. Wait, let me scratch my head. Did I mention I love Ian’s character? *heart eyes* ❤ Get lost Jared!
FYI The movie does no justice to the book.
12. Room by Emma Donoghue
I am so, so, so, so glad I read this book. Emma is an amazing writer. The way she describes every thought going through the mind of a 5-year old.
13. Flowers in the Attic by V.C.Andrews
No comment on the plot. Ending seemed to be good though. Craziest family ever. Never reading the sequels.
14. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
The sweetest love story ever. A light read. Please don’t kill me but I wanted Georgie to get back with Seth. Neal sounds sweet though and their daughters too. 🙂
15. Night shift by Stephen King
This is a collection of short stories by Stephen King. My favorite ones are Children of the Corn, Jerusalem’s Lot, Strawberry Spring, The Boogeyman! Actually all the stories pretty much had me shivering and scared of my own shadow. The Boogeyman is wicked. It isn’t fair! 😥
16. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
I wrote a review for this book: My thoughts on… Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
17. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children
When I started reading this novel, I was surprised as the author gifted the protagonist with a sarcastic humor. Though my initial impression on reading the title of the book prepared me for some cringe worthy murders or some awe-filled magic, the humor was a welcome surprise.
18. Hello, I Love You by Katie Stout
An American cowgirl travels to Japan to study at a boarding high school. Where she meets her roommates brother; who is a pop star and is complicated. Interested yet? 😛 Nice for a light read and I loved the cover of the book too.