The task set by ReadAThon Central for day 2 is:
“Must-Have Summer Reads”
My Suggested To-read List is as below:
(#1 And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Peak-a-boo details by Good Reads
In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.)
(#2 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Peak-a-boo details by fetch-a-book
Dark, dreamy & captivating love story
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.)
(#3 The time keeper by Mitch Albom
Peek-a-boo details by fecth-a-book
In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. The inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
He returns to our world–now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began–and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.)
(#4 The 100 year old man who climb out the window by Jonas Jonasson.
Peek-a-boo details by fetch-a-book:
It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not…Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century.)
My suggestion for a book to read over & over again is as below:
Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Peak-a-boo details (from my personal point of view)
Is a little bit of mystery and also to understand what is going inside the mind of a child, who has Asperger Syndrome. What I like is that this is the first book which is not labelled in sequences like chapter 1,2,3… and so on.. is labelled in Prime Numbers. An easy to read book, with humor and mystery combined together.. What a great Combination.
Happy reading… Let’s wait for Day 3 requirements. 😀