Last year, I did book reviews for almost all books I realized that I am not much adept at reviewing a book, its not my forte! So, this time, I decided to keep the reviews only to a paragraph and do a round-up of the books I have read so far. So, yes, this year has been rich on psychological thrillers with the ones with wrecked marriage and psychopathic couples on the top of the list.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Who has not heard about this book? I have read it too late and I have not yet seen the movie but when I caught up with its first look on the television, I think Rosamund Pike nailed the character of Amy and I know you must be lost if you have not read the book or watched the movie so I would just leave you with – there is a reason you have heard about the book so much and all around!
The Silent Wife by A.S.A.Harrison
I have this habit of finding out similar books in a particular genre which I happen to like and this book is one which comes after Gone Girl. I do not really remember being impressed with the book at all and you can really skip it. Btw, this is again about a disintegrated marriage and lady who is living in denial.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Well, it is all following the cult and I am not sure if I really like it but I think its ending is very satisfying unlike Gone Girl. So, yes, you can try it. It definitely engages you while you are reading it but it would nt stay with you after finishing it!
Screwed by Manoj Bhavnani
Wow! I remember this name because I have a list of all the books I read but honestly I can not even recall which one of it this was so yes you can definitely skip it in case you come across it 🙂
No Onions no Garlic by Srividya Natrajan
Okay. have you read Midsummers Night Dream by Shakespeare? Of course, you would at least know the gist of the story. So, this book is an Indian adaptation and is a sarcasm and a witty one and a humorous one at that on the Brahmins and their hypocrisy. And, I am amazed and so proud of the book being written by an Indian and yes if you love English Literature and humor, I would definitely ask you to check out this one!
Bougainvillea House by Kalpana Swaminathan
Okay, so, another one of the psycho genre but this is a different story, no disintegrated marriages or may be there is one but that is not really the crux of the story. It is dark, creepy, slow but not so slow, rather more like author takes a lot of pain to establish the atmosphere, haunting and I am running out of words now! Definitely one of the MUST reads and one of the great books by an Indian author.
Sita by Devidutt Patnaik
Okay, I really like Devidutt Patnaik but I am not really sure if I like this book. It is just too slow and did not really capture me so not a recommendation from me!
So, these are just the few books I read up this year. I am sure I did not miss any but if I did, I shall write about it in another post.