I love classics and non-fictions. Sometimes it gets too much and I need a light fiction to break the cycle. My two favorite authors are Danielle Steele and John Grisham. I have read almost all books written by John Grisham. In fact, my husband and I love hearing audio books by John Grisham on long drives. His audio books are one of the common things that we love to hear together. One of the main reasons that we love John Grisham audio books is that the language is good enough to hear it with kids in the car. Danielle Steele is something that I enjoy as it’s a little womanly.
The first half of The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai was hard to read. I just could not understand the point of the story. My mother-in-law recommended it to me and so, I kept on reading. After finishing the book, I felt that the last half or may be just the last quarter of the book was interesting. I’m glad that I read it but I think that I’ll forget about this book very easily over the years.
I enjoyed Thank You for All Things by Sandra Kring because of the lesson I learned from the story: there is little good and little bad in everyone and sometimes the bad is dominant. That’s when we need to make an effort to see the good in that person. That’s easier said than done. It was only Lucy who could see the good in her grandfather and be so forgiving. I could completely relate to Lucy’s mother as I know how it feels to witness your father hit your mother. It’s one of the worst things a child can witness. I pray I evolve to become as forgiving. I’ll remember this story forever.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is an interesting read. It’s a very sweet love story. The moral of the story is that being in present is very precious and no matter what we do we cannot change either our past or future. I recommend this book for an easy and light reading. Don’t put too much thought and just enjoy the story. I saw the movie and realized that a lot was left out in the movie. I found the movie below my expectations.
The The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski is a very interesting story. Typically, I wouldn’t choose to read this novel but I am glad I did. The only reason that I picked up this book was because it was listed in Oprah’s book club list and this book was available in large print (easier to read while feeding a baby).
I had no idea about the effort required to train dogs and what an intelligent creatures they can be if trained right. I confess that I skipped a lot of details about dogs and their training in the book because it was just too much for me. Overall, I enjoyed the life-story of Edgar. The ending of this book is interesting as it leaves lots of questions unanswered. I felt little frustrated having read the entire book and not knowing exactly what did Claude do and why. On second thoughts, I like the ending because it’s like life where lots of questions are never answered.