“If you can’t be illogically good, uncomfortably good, if you can’t be loyal when no one is looking…what’s the point?” | My Thoughts on A Year of Wednesdays by Sonia Bahl

Every now and then, you pick up a book that is outside your reading comfort zone. For me, it was A Year of Wednesdays by Sonia Bahl. I’ll admit that I am not particularly a fan of contemporary Indian writers because somehow they can’t seem to think of anything outside the circle of love. But amidst my pre-established bias and impulsive decisions, I decided to give this book a shot.

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A Slow Reading Year | My First 10 Reads of 2019 | Part 2

Continued from Part 1.

So, after I finished reading The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Alborn, I was out of my reading slump. And that was the time when I was going to pick up the book I had long been wanting to read from an author I have loved.

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A Slow Reading Year | My First 10 Reads of 2019 | Part 1.

The year that began with a lot of enthusiasm and hopes turned into a year where my reading was forced to the backseat. A lot was, and is, going on in my life and caught up in all of that, I couldn’t grab my hands on as many books as I had thought.

But, I am proud of everything I have done. With half the year gone, I managed to read 10 books amidst battling my depression, managing (and eventually leaving) work, and redefining emotional boundaries in my life. Achievement? Achievement.

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“People like to talk about clean slates. But the only truly clean slate is a new one. The rest are gray from whatever’s been written on them before.” –My Thoughts on The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

The Girl Before was my second psychological thriller of 2017. This book was a gift from a friend and it turned out to be a pretty okayish read.  Continue reading ““People like to talk about clean slates. But the only truly clean slate is a new one. The rest are gray from whatever’s been written on them before.” –My Thoughts on The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney”

“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”

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