Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee – Oct 2010
It’s a classic, the world knows that. But what it’s not is a bore, in fact I loved the book and could hardly put it down. Serious issues such as racism, intricacies of life in a southern neighborhood, layers of human relationships, all these are very subtly narrated through the eyes of an 8 year old and I think that makes it very endearing. The author is really gifted, and it shows in how she is able to see things from a child’s perspective. It’s just beautiful!!!I would recommend this any day!
Kite Runner by Khaled Hossieni – Oct 2010
It is a powerful novel which tells a story of cruelty and love between a rich Afghan boy and his servant hare-lipped Shia boy. The story starts with a context of the last peaceful days of the monarchy, just before Afghanistan’s revolution and its invasion by Russian forces.
The books is very descriptive and provides many details of the country’s traditions in a warm and humorous manner. The first half of the book is engaging and takes you through the childhood and adolescence of the protagonist. The second half of the book is slow and dark, especially the description of Afghans living in poverty, fear and wretchedness under Taliban. The storyline completely falters at some points in the second half but the author bounces back with a subtle but real ending.
All in all, a very vivid and engaging novel.
Fish – Nov 2010
A Thousand Suns by Dominique Lappiere – Dec 2010
If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon – January 2011
Johnny Goes Down – Feb 2011
Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger – Mar 2011
I also read a few more management books like Tipping Point and Mind of a strategist but I am not counting them here.