This blog talks about a few books that I and Sabhyata read during the Dashain break we recently had and also about the books we are currently reading. If you haven’t read these books before, maybe you can add them to your reading list if they interest you!
Sabhyata shares her happiness with us in having got the chance to go back to the world of fiction 🙂 She got around to complete a few reads from the world of fiction:
- ‘Beatrice and Virgil’ by Yan Martel: That tells the story of the misadventures between an author and a taxidermist.
- ‘Keep the Aspidistra Flying’ by George Orwell: That talks about what happens to a man who decides that he’s going to stay away from the world of money.
Currently, Sabhyata is reading a quadrilogy by Elena Ferrante titled: Neapolitan Novels. She completed the first 2 books of the series titled: ‘My Brilliant Friend’ and ‘The Story of a New Name’; and now is onto the third book of the series. Sabhyata says, “It traces the life of two friends in 1950 Naples but anybody who’s ever had a best friend in whom they found both their soulmate and nimesis at the same time would relate to this series.”
I got around to complete “Buddha’s Orphans” by Samrat Upadhyay during the Dashain break. While telling the story of a single person, the book touches the life of many people and families. A sadly beautiful picture of Kathmandu from the bygone days got printed on my head while reading this book.
I am currently reading ‘A Book of Simple Living’ by Ruskin Bond and I am loving how picturesque his works are. The brief notes from the Himalayas are beautifully crafted!