This is just a terrifying list and I’m worried that I’m going to hate myself at the end of it. But hey, we all need another reason to hate ourselves don’t we, so here goes nothing! Also including authors I want to read but haven’t.
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Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres but I haven’t been reading too much of it lately and I feel the pain of separation!!!! So, in order to heal the wounds in my heart, I have made a wishlist of the genre and have acquired a few and am yet to acquire some others.
1. True History Of The Kelly Gang : This one won the 2001 booker prize and is about the Kelly gang (as is obvious from the title). In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scraps of paper in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police. To his pursuers, Kelly is nothing but a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer. To his own people, the lowly class of ordinary Australians, the bushranger is a hero, defying the authority of the English to direct their lives. Indentured by his bootlegger mother to a famous horse thief (who was also her lover), Ned saw his first prison cell at 15 and by the age of 26 had become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over whole towns and defying the law until he was finally captured and hanged. Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist. Continue reading
Books covers, not song covers. Although that is a great idea so I might have to do that someday. These are covers of Indian books, not Indian covers of international books or international covers of Indian books. Now that we have that clear, let’s start! (Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.)
I’ve decided to do a top ten Tuesday after a long time. Mainly because I could NOT resist this topic! But I don’t want to include cover images for books I didn’t want to read in case the author gets offended so this will be an image free (maybe GIF filled) post! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.
Today’s TTT is super interesting. I love following bookish people and it makes me super happy when others love the same people I do. Continue reading
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is five of my recent five stars and five of my recent 1 star reads. I’m also going to include DNFs in my 1 star because clearly I didn’t like them enough to finish them. Also including 4 stars because I have very few recent 5 star reads.
Ah what a lovely topic. Of course this can’t include Harry Potter because I talk about that all the time. So….let’s see what we can come up with this week.
I love rusty and while I read the book a little too young and probably didn’t completely understand what it was all about when I reread it I still loved it. It’s from one of India’s most loved writers so you know you can’t go wrong with a little Bond. Ruskin Bond.
The cover above is the exact one I had and it made me fall in love with Hill Stations.
Today’s topic is a fun one. And I’m going to take the opportunity to show off some of my favourite books. A lot of them from India. So The Top Ten Books when you are in the mood for escapism.
Escapism is a nice thing isn’t it? You have a deadline, an exam, an important meeting to prepare for and all you want to do is curl up and read a good book. Escape from the realities of our grim world where one can’t really eat like Jughead because they’d get fat and have heart disease. Well, look no further! This is the list for you my friend.
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Ten books I enjoyed recently (last yearish) that weren’t my typical genre is this week’s TTT topic. This is a really interesting topic for me because I discovered so many things I loved last year. But these have become my kind of books now so I suppose this will be surprising. Continue reading