Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What to read - Book reviews.

Yippie!!! I have finally finished reading some books I have been putting off for a while and here are my reviews!

1. The Moaning Of Life - Comedy

Guys, if you love a good laugh please get a copy because I was giggling throughout this book. 
Karl Pilkington is the funniest dude in the world, even though he is suspiciously unaware of it. 
In the TV Series, he goes all over the world to discover the meaning of life. And book is his diary of the journey.   Not only absorbing and humorous but there are tons of cool things you learn. As he explores different culture and meet amazing people, he uncovers the peculiar ways of achieving happiness (It goes from suspending yourself in the air by hooking your bare back into metal hooks to simply meditating in nature) and unconventional ways to deal with death.
 In my opinion, this is better than any self help book or cultural book out there, you get to learn and laugh!

"Yes, I'm sure there can be plenty of nice moments when you have a child, but there's another side to everything. Hearing a baby laugh might be a lovely thing, but if I was woken up in the middle of the night by my baby laughing to itself, it would bloody terrify me."

Karl Pilkington

10/10 rating because I'm in love with Karl.

2. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - History

I am quite a sucker for historical fiction books. I am sure you must have heard of this book if you haven't already read it. Even though the plot is very draggy and at time confusing, I think the author captures reconnaissance under Hilter ruling very vividly.  
We get to experience the story in two perspectives, Henry - a Hilter Youth preparing for war, he goes through the tumultuous emotional struggle he suffers from witnessing cruelty against his best friend and prisoners.
 Marie Laure - a blind commoner fleeing from war, oh the sweet taste of short lived freedom whenever she gets to go outside. My favourite character are not the main leads but Madam Manec who is a very endearing character in the book. She is the guardian angel of Marie Laure and a heroine in my opinion, not in the "save the world" sense but "help anyone you can with what you have" kind of way. :)

9/10 for the amazing details and analogies, I think a movie of this book needs to be made.

3. The Guilt Trip by Pat Simmons - Love story

Ace is a heart throb and a player, no girl can trap him into a relationship or marriage. When Talise drops the baby bomb on him, his runs away convinced he has been duped. Talise gets support from family, friends and above all else she keeps herself afloat with God's faith. Not only does she deal with her own problems, she also has to face Ace's family who want to be part of the baby's life.
Will Ace eventually come around? Basically this is a "don't know what you have till it's gone" kind of plot,  christianity plays quite a part in the storyline too. I'm sure christians + love story fans will love it. I am not a fan of love I'd rate this book 6/10.

4. When in Rome by Nicky Pellegrino- Adventure and romance

 Serafina is in for an adventure, she is about to be part of Mario Lanza's life, the famous singer every girl is in love with and the voice of Rome! This book truly teleports me to Rome, the plot is made up of music, stardom and romance. Serafina leaves her home for a job in the Singer's home where she gets more than glimpse of his personal life and falls in love with a zealous chef. She watches Mario battle his own demons, Mario's wife becomes more than an employer and she takes care of their children. Unknowingly she becomes a pillar of the family as the books goes on. I love it because the book has the whole 'adventure of a lifetime' mantra to it, adventures end but it is never the ending that matters. 8/10 rating. 

That's all i have for now, I hope you have found at least 1 book you'd like to read in here.
Bye! :)

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