It’s been a while since I wrote about the books that got in my hands, and although I don’t have that much time to read as much as I would like to, I still manage to keep up with the “2 books per month” challenge. Here’s an overview of the books I read this year (I excluded the parenting books I focus a lot nowadays).
I got my hands on this book at the ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem and I thought it would help me better understand the realities and the conflict between Palestine and Israel and their recent history together.
My reading resolution for this year is to read as many books as I can get my hands on from other continents, except Europe. We need new names is one of these books and I found it after doing a bit of online research on the best fiction books in Africa.
An amazing book on the condition of women in India, written by journalist Elisabeth Bumiller after living for 3 and a half years in India.
I did see the movie some years ago, but I didn’t remember too much of it and I ended up reading the book because it seemed like a good option to buy in an airport book-store. It’s quite an impressive story, especially when reading it now, in the global context that we live in.
I don’t have so much time for books nowadays. My goodreads challenge gets smaller and smaller every year, but I do manage to select the books I want to read to make sure they are really worth it. Flowers for Algernon is one of the books I read recently and I just loved it. The story is very sensible and sad, but it shows all these great values that simple people still have and that we, living in a modern and consumerist society, tend to forget about.
It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not…Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police.
Five novels in one OUTRAGEOUS volume. The best description for this absolutely incredible set of novels. Douglas Adams has just become my favorite writer and The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy my number one favorite book for this year, at least.