WHAT I READ IN JUNE

This June I have truly read a lot. It’s just a couple of days when I realised June has just passed away and I have completed so many books. So let me tell you, I have completed 11 books in the month of June and I’m so happy about that. How long I remember I had read 6 books in a month after my 10th Board Exam and till June it was the highest number of books for me. But June has been my boon and I can’t resist myself from sharing these books. It’s quite difficult to give a particular time for reading when you are a wife, a Mom, a daughter and when you have tons of client’s works (not at all complaining, I’m blessed 🙂  ). But I love to have my morning reading session fixed to keep myself motivated all the day and trust me I never compromised with that.

Here’re the books I read in June:

  1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – This is one of my best read of June. The reading experience of this book had just made me out of my words. It might be one of the best book on Holocaust. It has love, passion, sacrifice and hope. Author Heather Morris in 2003, met Lale Sokolov, who is the main protagonist of the book and heard his story which made her to write this book. The story of Lale and Gita are always going to be remembered for the love and hope and the life they led together till the very end of their lives.

      Rating- 5/5 

 

 

2.   21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari – This is another from my top favourite books In June. I love the way author writes. Earlier I read ‘Sapiens’ of this author and really loved that one. But this one I fell like way more interesting than ‘Sapiens’. This book is so informative and each line credible and insightful the master of his genre. It is nothing but a masterpiece.

     Rating- 5/5 

 

 

3. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – This book is a tale of two people caught in dangerous circumstances of political upheavals, terrorism and refugee crisis in which individuals cope with the challenges of their lives. The book is more like a portrait of the current global scenario. But I didn’t like this book too much. After reading a while it became monotonous and I missed the flow.

     Rating- 3/5 

 

 

4. Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami – This might be one of the best surreal writing I have ever read. The most interesting character which I loved the most is Nakata. It is simply a metaphor. The entire book is an extraordinary journey and a remarkable experience as well. This book has different parts. So it is slow absorbing but once you totally confined into it you can understand how addictive it is. 

     Rating- 5/5 

 

 

5. The Miracle Of Mindfulness –  The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World’s Most Revered Master by Thich Nhat Hanh – I have changed my lifestyle couple of months back and believe me it was my one of the best decision. I have planned a separate blog on all those changes and it will be posted soon. This book has helped me a lot to infuse some simple yet strong rituals into my life. It is a simple and easy to understand book on how to live with mindfulness. The author inspires with stories and shows the path to a meaningful life and teaches the technique of breathing as a way of connecting the mind and body. I seriously found changes in my life as I  have made my personal journey to a mindful living. 

     Rating- 4/5 

 

 

6. Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living by Fumio Sasaki – This book is another one which helped me to think my life in different ways. This book is on minimalism and has the true essence of simple living. The ways author has shown us is very practical and easy to incorporate into lives. The author has shared some undemanding tips and tricks to improve our lifestyle.

      Rating- 4/5 

 

 

7. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie – One book for everyone. I not only read this book but also gifted to one of my relatives. This book is so inspiring and if you are chronically anxiety-prone then this book can help you deal with your anxiety. It has simple narrations, outspoken examples and compelling messages.

     Rating- 5/5 

 

 

8. How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh – A marvellous book to read! I heard this book in Audible where Lilly narrates herself. This book is such an inspiring book and you can easily relate yourself. This book will help you develop a skill to come up with a positive outcome out of a negative situation. It gives you an insight to why certain bad experiences happen and how you can come up with a positive mindset to deal with it.

    Rating- 5/5 

 

 

9. A Silent Voice, Volume 2 by Yoshitoki Oima – I have been in love with Magna lately and from last May I have started reading this series By Yoshitoki Oima and I truly fallen in love with these. The illustrations are mind-blowing. The story is so touching and if you are an emotional person then it will gonna make you cry.

   Rating- 5/5

 

 

10. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – This book is also of author Dale Carnegie. I have planned to read this book again. Every part of this book is a lesson to every kind of relationship. This book makes you to think in other’s perspective and how to get done your intended work from other people. I love this book and it is so rich.

   Rating- 5/5

 

 

11. Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths by Karen Armstrong – I saw this author in a BBC Documentary and fallen in love with her research works. This book is the most comprehensive ancient to contemporary work on Jerusalem. Armstrong’s work guides the reader through all of the tribes that have occupied Jerusalem, beginning with the ancient civilizations of the Akkadians, through the Israelites, Christians, and Muslims and all of the pagan societies in between. The work is so intrigue. You feel the flow of the book is very slow but after a while you can’t stop reading it.

  Rating- 4/5 

 

 

Let me know which is the most interesting book you found here?

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