“I will never, ever regret the things I’ve done. Because most days, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to.”—My thoughts on Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

Let’s talk love.

On the night of 23rd July, I lay in bed with red eyes and a running nose, sobbing while hugging a book. I had finished reading it two hours ago and I absolutely refused to part it from my chest. As someone who did not read romance because of highly unrealistic perfection that most authors keep trying to achieve, Me Before You had become my 3rd favourite romantic literature.  Continue reading ““I will never, ever regret the things I’ve done. Because most days, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to.”—My thoughts on Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.”

“Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.”—My Thoughts on Little Women and Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

The first challenge for my 2017 reading challenge was to read a book that was more than a 100 years old and I thought that was the best opportunity to re-read one of my favourite classics!

Disclaimer: I read the combined edition of Little Women and Good Wives and therefore I consider them to be one book.

Little Women is a book that was supposed to feministic in a way Continue reading ““Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.”—My Thoughts on Little Women and Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott”

“Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”—My Thoughts on Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Do you know that feeling when you finish a book and you look up and don’t want to say anything because you fear you might ruin the experience? That is exactly what I have been going through for the past 10 days. But I must talk about this book because it is essential. Continue reading ““Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”—My Thoughts on Turtles All the Way Down by John Green”

“The difference from a person and an angel is easy. Most of an angel is in the inside and most of a person is on the outside.”—My Thoughts on Mister God, This is Anna by Fynn

Children hold the key to all the problems in the world. This thought was re-affirmed when I read this book. I got introduced to this book by a friend who was a non-reader of books. She was really enjoying it and one day she said she really wants me to read it. So I picked it up. The first time around, I read a chapter and kept it aside to pick up another book from my collection. That is to say, this book can be a little slow. But now having finished it, I will say that it is a must-read. Continue reading ““The difference from a person and an angel is easy. Most of an angel is in the inside and most of a person is on the outside.”—My Thoughts on Mister God, This is Anna by Fynn”

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”—My Thoughts on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is my favourite book from my childhood. In 2017, I re-read this book for the third time and it reminded me of why I think love and friendship are what I think them to be.

I got introduced to this book in 2008 because it was a part of my school curriculum and in all honesty, Continue reading ““Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”—My Thoughts on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens”

“When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.”—My Thoughts on Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Just how many times need we reminded that when you seek motivation for what are considered to be important virtues in life, all you must do is look towards a child?

I picked up Wonder from the Children’s Literature section in a book store when I was searching for a book I could read based on its cover. (part of my 2017 reading challenge) It had a simple yet unusual cover which I absolutely loved and on the cover, it read, I am uglier than you can imagine. And that sold it to me. Continue reading ““When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.”—My Thoughts on Wonder by R.J. Palacio”

“Everything affects Everything.”—My Thoughts on 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I chose to read 13 Reasons Why as part of the challenge that required me to read a young-adult novel and since the show based on this book had been a hot conversation topic, I decided to read the book before watching the show. And for the entire time I was reading, it felt like Jay was narrating my own life’s story to me. Continue reading ““Everything affects Everything.”—My Thoughts on 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher”

“You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you.”—My Thoughts on A Room With a View by E.M. Forster.

I picked this book up as part of my 2017 Reading Challenge that required me to read a classic romance. It was the one of the two most difficult challenges of this year because I am not big on reading romance. But I wanted to spare myself from reading Gone with the Wind so I tried to give E.M. Forster a shot.

Set in the early 20th century England, A Room with a View is a very forward love story of its time. Continue reading ““You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you.”—My Thoughts on A Room With a View by E.M. Forster.”

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