BOOKS I READ IN MARCH

It’s always been so fun and full of enthusiasm when the month gets over and you finally go back and start counting the number of books you read in a month. I have been planning to document these as blog posts from quiet a time (except Goodreads 🙂 ). It could be a good idea to write down (and read later) the feeling about the books I read. What say?
So in March I read 11 books and sharing and ‘mini reviews’ on these books:

1. The Book of Ichigo Ichie – This book was published in January,2020. So it’s kind of a new book. This book is from the authors of ‘Ikigai’, Francesc Miralles and Héctor García. To be very honest, this book is truly helpful if you want to improve your lifestyle. But if you have already read any book on Ikigai or Kaizen, you might not feel so much interest on this. But individually, this book is liberating and gives so many effective ways of life improvement.

Rating – 4/5

 

 

2. The Wives – I heard this as an audio book and found this not so interesting. Author Tarryn Fisher made this book full of disappointments. The story was sometimes boring and predictable. And one thing which annoyed me the most is the typical ‘wifey’ materials in protagonist’s character (whose husband has two other wives). The story has so many ups and downs with miscarriage, infertility, meeting other wives and endless despondency. All together the book couldn’t make you that happy the way it could be.

Rating – 3/5

 

 

3. After The Quake – This book is from one of my favourite authors, Haruki Murakami. I was so freaking excited when I started reading this book but unfortunately, it didn’t met my expectations. This book is a collection of 6 short stories at the time of the deadliest catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. The other 5 stories didn’t appeal to me first but after reading ‘Super-Frog Saves Tokyo’, I entirely feel in love with this collection. The feeling was just surreal as like the story.

Rating – 3/5

 

 

4. Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams – Love this book. This book consists of so many methods for manifesting and trust me, all the concepts are simplified and given wonderful techniques to follow which leads to positive thought process and feels good all time. This book is beautifully written and a perfect piece for ‘law of attraction’.

Rating – 5/5

 

 

5. Oh, The Places You Go – Dr. Seuss is clearly the true essence of children’s books. He writes about the life in a very playful as well as lyrical manner which children can easily connect with themselves. But as an adult I love to read this book. This book has a great positive attitude towards life which is the best part and made me to read.

Rating – 5/5

 

 

6. I Wrote This for You – I Wrote This for You by Iain S. Thomas is not only a book but also a piece of art. This book is a combination of poetry and photographs. The book describes the beauty of our lives which brings you to an emotional journey of random things. A must read if you want to taste some surreal feelings.

Rating – 5/5

 

7. Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life – A well-researched book. But somehow I felt like I’m reading a religious book. So many examples of The Bible throughout the book. This didn’t impressed me so well although some parts of the book is quite practical.

Rating – 3/5

 

 

8. Gandharbi – After so many years I have started reading Bengali literature again and thanks to one of my childhood friends, Baisakhi (who is now doing PhD in Bengali literature) for suggesting me so many good books. I bought this book as she recommended me to read. And believe me, I loved this book ( by Bani Basu) so much. A saga of culture, devotion, sacrifice, love and failure. Altogether it took me some time to breathe after completing this bookas it let me intoxicated. If you’re a Bengali reader then go and read this one. 🙂

Rating – 5/5

 

 

9. Neel Moyurer Joubon – Neel Moyurer Joubon by Selina Hossain. This is also a Bengali book which Brings you to the time of ‘Charyapad’ (The Charyapada is a collection of mystical poems, songs of realization in the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism from the tantric tradition in Assam, Bengal, Bihar and Odisha.) . Socio-economic status, love, anger, hatred and a passionate story of ordinary people.

Rating – 5/5

 

 

10. Padmanadir Majhi – I have read this book when I was a teenybopper. But somehow I felt like reading it again , so I read it. A wonderful piece of literature by Manik Bandopadhayay. The chronicle of a ‘Majhi’ (waterman,fisherman). Their lifestyles, socio-economic status, love, responsibility and others. How river Padma keeps their simple life in horizon as a protector and destroyer as well. A story which touches your heart and make you cry.

Rating – 5/5

 

 

11. Kinu Goyalar Gali – A novel by Santosh Kumar Ghosh. A contemporary piece of literature and I love the book. Some simple equations of middle-class families of Bengal (around 1950s). A portraiture of emotional attachments, relationships and a strong young lady ‘Neela’. Altogether a must read.

Rating – 4/5

This is all about what I read in March. Do let me know what did you read in March.
Happy reading! 😀

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  • April 13, 2020 at 2:53 am
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