Another year is going to end in two days. Another year in which I have spectacularly failed to reach my reading goals. Yet, among the few books that I read, these are the books that stand out for me. Have a look:
My first book of 2019, and what a book it was! Grim, dark, full of blood-spattering gore, yet I was hooked from the first page. Reason – impeccable characterization and artistic rendering of the 18th century Stockholm.
Although not a five-star read for me, I still remember this book. It paints a true portrayal of marriage, showcasing both the fluffy romance and the hard compromises you got to make a marriage work. Highly recommended.
This was my first 5-star read after a gap of five months. Featuring a brilliant investigation by the protagonists culminating into an equally mesmerizing courtroom scene, this was splendid. Just wait for the ending. It will take your breath away.
This was a charming historical cozy mystery. It took me unawares by its vividly descriptive writing and fast-paced execution. Recommended.
A truly original science fiction tale. I have never read anything like this before. Do take a look.
All of 76 pages, this science fiction novella blew away my mind. I honestly hadn’t expected it to be so good. Despite being brief, I was able to get a pretty good idea of the apocalyptic world. Plus the monsters were fantastic.
A grim tale of WWII Germany from the eyes of the German families who were not sympathetic to Hitler’s cause.
May you read great books next year.