La Camilla (angel_love_song) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
La Camilla

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six books so far

Hi guys! I've started on the 50bookchallenge too as part of my New Year's Resolutions. Here's what I've read so far:

1. 11 Minutes - Paulo Coelho
If you want something life-changing and absolutely irresistible, please read this! It will change the way you think about love, sex and religion forever. I always read this once a year and I find something new every time. There's just something so heartbreaking and beautiful in Paulo Coelho's prose. 
2. The Lady and the Unicorn -Tracy Chevalier
As expected from the authoress who penned the bestselling Girl with a Pearl Earring. It's very compelling because of the fascinating tale that it told about a certain tapestry. But it's not as amazing as her other novels. 
3. Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France - Lucy Moore
I'm a complete Francophile so I had to read this. One of my literary idols, Mme. Germaine de Stael, was mentioned. I was very glad to read more about her. If you like history, early feminism and gory stories about the France that Robespierre controlled, this is a great book!
4. The Queen of Dreams - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
My friend borrowed this book and recently returned it. When I first read it, it's not really very interesting to me. Now that I've renewed my interest in my premonitory dreams, I feel more connected to the story. It explores the definitions of love, family and acceptance through the eyes of an Indian-American Rakhi in 9/11 America.
5. 2 Lipsticks and a Lover - Helena Frith Powell
Like I mentioned, I'm a Francophile. This is the book that's responsible for it. Very handy and useful for adopting a French outlook to life.

I'm moving on to my sixth book, Cherie by Colette. I can't wait. Thoughts? 


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