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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?