Books… Yeah, this 2015 i managed to read 50 books in total.. Yesssss… Already happy with my reading progress and wish to continue it in 2016 as well.
Since, the beginning of 2015 i decided to read more fiction & autobiographies that added my library an extra charm plus wisdom by reading the lives of people who were common like us but chose to elevate their state with their virtues & daily routine.
So, am summing up Top 10 books which compelled my Readometer to give 4 & above stars :
Leader who had no title by Robin Sharma: A book that made me brush up the business ethics that we at present forgetting, absolutely motivating and made you ‘Love your job & never work another day‘.
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman : One of the best collection of anthologies i encountered in this book. Lots of fancy, imagination and pure fun to read. Am lucky i found this author – he’s an amazing person.
Hamlet by W. Shakespeare : A classic play that talks philosophical, moral & gave us a protagonist who’s so witty and best part i found is his ‘Soliloquies’ well developed by Shakespeare. A different sort of revenge tragedy.
‘To be or not to be, is the question’ – Hamlet.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin : A Human, inventor, wit, Business man, publisher and scientist. He played many roles and the best part about his life is he never ever gives up & find his own way by maintaining & practising his virtues.
Temperance : Eat not to dullness ; drink not to elevation.
Silence : Speak not, what may benefit others & yourself; avoid trifling conversations.
The Fault in Our stars : A love story that made me count my blessings & advantages am born into. Always be thankful that you still have days & health to accomplish your dreams.
Contemporary Short Indian Stories (Series-II) : Stories that will not only entertain but captivating that left me spell bound. Such variety in every story.
The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho : A book that will truly define the Dreams, Relationships and one’s destiny. I read it twice to understand the phenomenon of ‘Omens’.
Your Love / Relationships will never be a barrier to your dreams & destiny.
The Invisible Man by H.G Wells : A man who go beyond the limits of knowledge and finally gets his way by doing harm to others since he’s hardly left with any choice. I wished that his knowledge be put to use for some good ‘mankind’ but that never happened but the narrative, plot & characterization is good enough to compensate.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley : Bestest Gothic fiction by a female author. The ‘creature’ the best character in the book steals my heart & compelled me to think how cruel Victor was, who abandoned his creature to die 😦 But in terms of narrative style it’s amazing, even creature is given voice to justify his wrong doings.
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee : Last, but won’t count this book among the least. Harper Lee has described with such simplicity a tale that teaches the complex concept of racism, gender and idealism through Atticus Finch & his 2 children. Author managed to keep the readers captivated till the end with Boo Radley’s secret which takes a drastic turn.
So, these are the books that almost broke my Readometer with Great fiction, lessons, stories and experience i’ll hardly forget.
Do share your reads of 2015 in the comments below to let me peek at your best reads this year .. Till then keep reading… 🙂