Saturday, 31 October 2020

October Reads!



Hello Readers! Another month gone by! I READ 5 BOOKS IN OCTOBER & I’m so happy that I loved 3 of those 5 books! I have already written reviews for 4 of the books, so this is going to be a short post.

 

~~THE INIMITABLE JEEVES by P.G. WODEHOUSE~~

This is the last book that I read this month mainly because I wanted some light reading. Unlike some of the Wodehouse novels that I have read, I wasn’t much of a fan about this one. The theme is similar in most of them, but Jeeves always adds that hilarious touch. But, in ‘The Inimitable Jeeves’, the highlight is more on Bertie Wooster. After the whole disaster is averted, then Jeeves explains how he handled everything in the background. That bit was not much enjoyable to my taste. But anyway, in terms of light reading, it marked a good end to this month’s reading. I have rated The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse at 3/5 stars on Goodreads!

 

~~THE WHISPER MAN by ALEX NORTH~~

I think for the first time it must have taken me 10+ days to finish a thriller novel! I wish I could say it was anticlimactic, but it disappointed right from the beginning. Nothing in the story was grasping enough to make me keep reading it. I have rated The Whisper Man by Alex North at 2/5 stars on Goodreads!

Check out the full review here!

 

~~REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by ANNE TYLER~~

Redhead by the Side of the Road is one of the many books written by Anne Tyler. It was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2020 which mainly piqued my interest in it. Basically, this is the most simplistic story of a man named Micah Mortimer who lives a predictable life in Baltimore. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Redhead by the Side of the Road. And, I think every person who will read it will have their own customized takeaways from it. In a much basic sense, this book has achieved to be something beyond amazing. Usually I’m not a fan of such books, but this one is the clear differentiator. It’s a definite recommendation from me! I have rated ‘Redhead by the Side of the Road’ by Anne Tyler at 4/5 stars on Goodreads!

Check out the full review here!

 

~~ANXIOUS PEOPLE by FREDRIK BACKMAN~~

Anxious People is essentially a story about idiots, as you will often read it in the book itself. An idiot bank robber tries to rob a cashless bank & when that goes to shit, he takes a few other idiots hostage who are at an apartment viewing in the same building. This is then continued when idiot policemen enter the scenario. Anxious People is a much comical thriller with a lot of wisdom in it. You can never find another book written in this manner. This book is unlike anything Fredrik Backman has ever written but still as usual, he has won over the readers with this book as well! If you love CHARACTER-DRIVEN stories with a LOT OF TWISTS & also some LIFE LESSONS along the way which are truly relatable in the basic sense of HOW HUMAN WE ARE, then you will surely LOVE this book! I have rated it ‘Anxious People’ by Fredrik Backman at 4.5/5 stars on Goodreads!

Check out the full review here!

 

~~COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE by HARUKI MURAKAMI~~

Though the story is a simple one, it has A LOT OF LAYERS to it. There are a lot of things happening which make the reader think about their own life. I think the importance of a chain reaction or a sequence of things is very well explored in this novel. I think my key takeaway from this book is that one decision can change your entire life, which is why we need to dig deeper & ask ourselves the right questionsI have rated Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage By Haruki Murakami at 3.5/5 stars on Goodreads!

Check out the full review here!

 

So, these are the books that I read in October! I am glad that it included the best fiction books of 2020. I am currently reading Circe by Madeline Miller which is a mythological fiction novel. I am quite intrigued with the concept & will probably finish reading it soon! Happy weekend!!

Until next time,



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