Happy New Year, book friends. I hope this year brings you all the happiness and a whole new level of bookishness in your life. I had a habit of making a monthly tbr of the books I want to read till mid last year but due to some reasons I couldn’t continue. However, I’m back to square one in making a monthly tbr starting today.
Marching into 2019 will be a lot more of contemporary reads with a tinge of classic fiction obviously. Without furthur ado, let me talk about my January picks.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
I started this book few days back and I am taking A Man Called Ove with me in 2019. I’m liking the plot and the writing style so far. The character of Ove is pretty relatable and adorable at the moment. Can’t wait to find out what this book holds for me.
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.
Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed.
Last year, because of my hectic schedule I left some books unfinished. This is one of them which I intend to pick up again. I can’t recall if I was liking it or not but definitely I remember that this was considered a controversial read by many which made me initially wanted to give it a shot.
I have a planned long vacation in January so I might add some books later on. But I think these two books would be a great start to the year. I’m focussing on taking out time everyday and read few pages every single day be it 10 pages or 100 but the prime focus is on reading every day. No matter how busy my day gets or the humungous pile of workload I deal with, I am going to read every single day.
That’s all for today. Signing off with lots of new year vibes. Until next time.