What’s in my bookshelf?

Heyyy. So I know its been a while since my last update. I’ve been having trouble figuring out what to blog about. I discovered that I don’t want to stick to a schedule as I’ve noticed this causes a strain on me, so I decided to be blogging whenever I get the motivation for now.

Now onto today’s blog post, what’s in my bookshelf? I should probably let you know that my bookshelf is nothing special with a few number of books but I’m proud of it still. So for today’s post I’ll be randomly picking 4 books from my shelf and say something on them.

Let’s begin, shall we?

First is THE BLACK ANGEL by John Connolly

I remember the day I got this book. I was coming back from school and passed a bookstore and since I had little money with me, I stopped by and this book stood out to me for some reason, so I got it. It’s been a while since I last read it, so my memory of the book is a little hazy but from the parts I remember, the book was really good.

Next we have A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini

So I won this book in a giveaway and I was so happy. I love this book a lot, here are some of my favorite quotes from it.

Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”

“A woman who will be like a rock in a riverbed, enduring without complaint, her grace not sullied but shaped by the turbulence that washes over her.”

“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”

I would highly recommend you check out this book and also Hosseini’s other work, THE KITE RUNNER. Unfortunately I don’t have the hard copy yet. 😦

Up next, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?” Aunty Ifeka said. “Your life belongs to you and you alone.”

I’ve read this book like thrice this year already, that’s how much I enjoy Chimamanda’s writing. I do hate the ending though cause we never found out what happened to Kainene but I understand why Chimamanda wrote it like that. Some people were never found during the civil war but their families never lost hope and I guess that’s what Kainene’s character stands for.

Finally we have THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

“In my marriage, there were three truths, three alternate and sometimes competing realities. There was Richard’s truth. There was my truth. And there was the actual truth, which is always the most elusive to recognize. This could be the case in every relationship, that we think we’ve entered into a union with another person when, in fact, we’ve formed a triangle with one point anchored by a silent but all-seeing judge, the arbiter of reality.”

“Then my aunt does one of the bravest things I have ever seen. She smiles.”

This is the latest addition to my bookshelf and I love it. It was fun reading the whole story unfold. I didn’t see the ending coming at all. The advice I’ll give to those who want to read this is DON’T ASSUME ANYTHING.

And that brings us to the end of today’s post. Thanks for reading till the end. Sending hugs to you all.

Until we meet again.


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