It's nice to record the reading list of the year. It gives insight to the overall mood of the year. And it's nice to know the new books read over tge year. Each year comprises some new books and old books, some new adventures and comfort from some old ones. So here it is , the list from the first half:
1. Enid Blyton: Malory Towers and St. Claires ( junior series) ....new books in your favourite, well they just can't be missed. And yes, I still love Enid Blyton books! They take you right back to childood. Of course now I have the added advantage of sharing them with my kid!
2. Robin Cook: Chromosome
3. Robin Cook: Crisis
4. Robin Cook: Marker
5. Robin Cook: Coma
( all rereads except Crisis. Nice and thrilling and good use of medical terminology. Makes you think where technology will take us.
6. Lindsey Kelk: What a girl wants...Don't recall but couldn't have been bad
7. Danielle Steel: The Apartment...a great feel-good book. Danielle Steele never fails to inspire.
8. Mitch Album: The Time Keeper ....eead another Mitch Album after a long time but it has all the magic to captivate you and a strong message
9. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter: The cursed child....not upto the mark...would have been good as a book maybe but screenplay missed out too much of what this reader wanted to know. Or maybe we can just not get enough of Harry Potter.
10. Chetan Bhagat: One Indian Girl...tolerable...worth one read. Chetan Bhagat wrote two great books and then there were others....
11. Zoe Sugg: Girl Online ( part 1)....loved it....perfect for travelling...light, fun and humorous ..reading teenage books makes one feel light, fresh and young
12. Sophie Kinsella: Shopaholic to the rescue....long wait for this one....it was OK....could have been better
13. Agatha Christie: Miss marples final cases: Good like all Agatha Christies
14. Sabrina the teenage witch: it's a miserable life....reads like a comic
15. James Dashner: Infinity Ring: A mutiny in time....very absorbing after the first few pages....waiting to complete the series....the bad part: they leave ypu hanging for more!
16.M&B: Medical Romance: A family Christmas....can't remember so couldn't have been great or very bad
17. Lauren Weisberger: Devil wears Prada: Not as great as hyped....I have read better books woth similar theme. The author makes a light theme dark for no reason.
18. Danielle Steel: Wings....reread but again worth it
19. Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile: Good.
20. Carolyn Keene: Nancy Drew: sisters in crime...new book...was fun!
21. Carolyn Keene: Nancy Drew: Smile n Say murder ( and the next 2 after it)....good timepass
22. Ann Martin: Babysitters Club: seaside, seacity, Abby's Twin....perfect summer break fun!
23. Anne Digby: Summer term at Trebizon ...cotinuation of summer break
24. Cecilia Ahern: Perfect...a good concept but I like tge first part "Flawed" more. This was mostly running and struggle instead of that concept.
25. Lindsey Kelk: I heart Paris:
26. Lindsey Kelk: I heart London:...This is a great new series. Light, fun yet with its own charm and works well for travellers also. I read first one "I heart Vegas" when I was in Vegas and absolutely loved. It captured the essence of the city completely. The same with London, I understood the city better and wana go there. The Paris one could have better in terms of description of Paris.
27. Melussa Nathan... The waitress: ....not bad but won't be reading more books of same author. The book drag on too long with little to give.
28. The Martian:....there are some books after which it is tough to find another book to read because onlly rare ones match its level. This was one of those.
29. Roald Dahl: The Magic Finger....makes me want to read Roald Dalh again....can't wait to read it to my child!
30 Enid Blyton: Wishing Chair and the Faraway Tree...ohhh its fun to be in the world of fairies, pixies, gnomes, treats and all that is magic!