Book Review # 100: War and Peace

Book Specs Author: Leo Tolstoy Translator: Constance Garnett Publisher: The Modern Library Publishing Date: 2002 Number of Pages:  1386 pages Genre: Historical fiction Synopsis Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is […]

Book Review # 98: The White Tiger

Book Specs Author: Aravind Adiga Publisher: Atlantic Books Publishing Date: 2009 Number of Pages:  321 pages Genre: Picaresque Fiction, Mystery Synopsis Meet Balram Halwai, the “White Tiger”: Servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer… India: The Light and the Dark Before I even begin realizing it, 2018 has shaped up to be the year of the Man Booker […]

2018 Book Wrap: A Magical Journey Through Books

2018 Reading Stats Books Read: 63 Books Favorite Read of the Year: Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie Least Favorite Read of the Year: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway Number of Pages Read: 26,277 Pages (Average of 417 pages) Longest Book Read: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 1386 pages Shortest Book Read: Of Mice […]

Book Review # 97: Warlight

Book Specs Author: Michael Ondaatje Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Publishing Date: 2018 Number of Pages:  285 pages Genre: Literary Fiction, Bildungsroman Synopsis It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister, Rachel, are seemingly abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an […]

Book Review # 96: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Specs Author: Harper Lee Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publishing Date: December 1982 Number of Pages: 376 Genre: Southern Gothic, Bildungsroman Synopsis The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill a Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when […]