My reading list for the month.
1) Easy by Tammara Webber.
Easy by Tammara Webber is the first novel in the Contours of the Heart series. This new adult fiction novel is the love story of Jacqueline and Lucas. Jacqueline followed her boyfriend to college, but then he breaks up with her. A strange encounter leads to her meeting Lucas who is mysterious and attractive. I am a few chapters in as of now. The story is paced and written well; Jacqueline is such a relatable character. I like it so far.
2) The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai.
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai is an award-winning novel. The book is set during the times of the Gorkhaland movement in India. The main narrators of the story are Sai, an orphan living with her maternal grandfather in Kalimpong, and Biju who is living in the United States of America illegally and needs to keep on moving. The story starts slow, but the characters, the atmosphere, and the setting are intriguing. I hope the story will pick up pace as it moves ahead.
3) Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway is a short story. The story focuses on a couple, Harry and Helen, who are on a safari in Africa. Harry is suffering from gangrene and is on his deathbed. He is reflecting on his life as he lies there waiting for death. The story uses the technique of the stream of consciousness. It is descriptive in its narration, and the writing is really good. It shifts from past to present which adds to Harry’s character. It is very interesting.
4) My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult is a story about two sisters Kate and Anna. Kate has a rare form of leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant but can’t find a match. The solution to this problem is having another child. Anna’s whole existence is based on being a donor for Kate. Aged 13, Anna decides to sue her parents. I have just started this book. It’s interesting and emotional; I think it is going to get sadder as the story progresses.
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