Review: Books that i've been reading...

A Thousand Splendid SunsI bought this book sometime last year but haven't really gotten the time to start reading it. When Calla stopped by for a holiday last year, she went through some of my books and started reading this first. Three days later, she started bugging me to read the book cause according to her it's "sooooooooooooooo good!" After i was done with uni for the year, i decide to spend some time reading just to get myself off the internet. I was immediately sucked into the world of Khaled Hosseini with his tale about two women and their lives in Afghanistan. While the book is based entirely on fiction, the thought of knowing the culture is real makes everything intense for me. The one thing i love about reading this book is how the ending of each chapter always leaves you with a cliff hanger and makes you want to continue reading the next one. Highly recommended if you haven't read this fine story yet.

The Girl with the Dragon TattooAfter feeling all high and accomplished with finishing "A Thousand Splendid Suns", i jumped right into reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" as there has been a lot of talks about how good this book is. I bought this book together with "A Thousand Splendid Suns" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire" from Borders as they were doing a buy 3 for 2 promo. I don't know if it's just me but within the first few chapters of reading this book, i lost interest in reading as i find it too hard to follow the plot and the names of the people in it. I brought it over on my holiday trip to Michigan and tried reading a few more chapters on the plane but to no avail. In Singapore, they will say i "catch no ball".

*Note to self: Don't go buy an entire collection of something just cause everyone say it's good. 

The Kite RunnerCalla surprised me at the very last minute with this book for Christmas after i told her that i enjoyed "A Thousand Splendid Suns". Without reading the synopsis or reviews about this book, i just jumped right into this book since i figured this was the first book Khaled Hosseini wrote that made it to the bestseller list. If i loved the second one, i'm sure there's no way i can not love his first masterpiece. By the third chapter, i was already lost in the world of Kabul and getting to know both Amir and Hassan as each chapter unfolds. After finishing this book, i can say both of Khaled Hosseini's book have definitely made it to my own personal bestseller list because of how he depicts his story. I have a short attention span and can easily get bored which puts me off reading books that drags the intro but both Khaled Hosseini's books will literally not make you wanna put the book down. Another must read if you've got some spare time to read and don't wanna wind up with crappy selection.

Sh*t My Dad SaysIf you fancy a good laugh while reading, this is definitely another book you'll need to read. I would consider this as one of my 'toilet books' (books your read in the toilet while doing something something....) as the entire book is not too lengthy. I came across this while browsing around Borders back in Traverse City and thought the title was somewhat amusing. Read a few pages of the book and giggled to myself so i ended up buying it off Amazon (which always happen to have the best price!) and finished the book within the first half of my long haul flight on the way back to New Zealand. However, do be warned that there's a lot of profanity in this book but i personally think that makes the quote even more funnier. Despite the humor of this book, i personally think the ending was a bit heart warming which puts tears to my eyes as it reflects love between a father and son.

I'm Spiritual Dammit!: How to Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Your Head in the StarsBefore flying out of Michigan, i managed to squeeze in a final order from Amazon and ordered this book just cause i was looking for a book to keep my faith inspired. I admit the 5 star ratings on Amazon for this book totally suckered me into getting it without really finding out what exactly this is all about. I initially thought it could be a Christian book but written in a funny way like "Stuff Christians Like" but it turned out to be totally different than what i had in mind. When it comes to spiritual books, i would normally go with 'deep' books that makes you think hard about your spiritual walk but every once in a while, i always stir away from reading something too serious and try to lighten myself up with something else. Unfortunately, "I'm Spiritual Dammit!: How to Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Your Head in the Stars" does not discuss about Christianity although the author claims to be a Christian but i thought there are certain points and thoughts she shared in this book that raised valid points and questions which gets me thinking. And i like to think a lot so this book makes me ponder more about life and the after life.

What about you guys? Are there any interesting books you've been reading and would like to recommend?


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