These are the books that I read recently or is currently reading. There are a few more books that came my way and I would put those in a different post.
The Children Act by Ian McEwan is a book that I lapped up as soon as I could get hold of a copy. I am a fan of McEwan ever since I read his Atonement (review here) and On Chesil Beach (amazing- review here) though Amsterdam which got him a Booker Prize failed to impress me. So it was with so much excitement yet with a bit of skeptism that I picked up this one. And this did not disappoint me.
Private India by James Patterson & Ashwin Sanghi is a book that has already been reviewed. I have already talked about how this book was a disappointment in many ways considering two popular authors collaborated to create this thriller or whatever you call it.
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey was a book that was featured on my wishlist. There was a lot of hype around this book which talks about Linda suffering from Alzhemier's Disease and the story of her missing sister Sukey.I loved this very much and I believe Emma Healey got this one right.
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith - I know I am late in reading this one but I was kind of holding reading this one after the mixed reviews of 'The Casual Vacancy' by J K Rowling who write the Cormoran Strike series under the psuedonym Robert Galibert.
I absolutely loved this book and I am fascinated by the characters - Cormoran Strike and his new assistant Robin. I have the second book 'The Silkworm' borrowed from the library though I am yet to get the copy in my hand.
Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester was a book that was lying on my Kindle app for a long time and I read it while I was in hospital after delivery. This is an ok reading about a husband dealing with his wife's kidnapping by mafia for ransom and their life after that. The story is quite good, but the end is not very convincing.
The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore is a well written book about the friendship and life of Adi and Radha. I did find some issues with the overall plot, but otherwise it is a well written book. I need to sit down and review this one very soon.
Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a book that I plan to read soon and I don't have much idea about the book because I prefer not to read the book blurb before reading so that the whole story is a suspense from the first page.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - This is the book that I am currently reading. I am loving this book about a girl who steals book and this story is set during the World War II. I am finding it really difficult to squeeze some time to read this one after looking after two kids. The disadvantage of having a physical book especially a bulky one is that you need two hands to support it if you plan to cause minimal damage.