The two books I have just recently finished reading are:
A friend recommended Swan Thieves, saying it was the best book she read last year. I would not get that excited about it although I did enjoy it and can understand why she loved it. However I have read such good books this year – most notably The Book Thief – which is high on my list of top books ever. Swan Thieves is interesting in the way it swops between two time periods. I would also say that if you are an artist or interested in psychology (or both – which my friend is) it would appeal more.
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a very interesting and inspiring book. It is a true story about a young woman and her family and how she ensured that they all survived during the Taliban reign in Afghanistan. It is well written and an easy read. It has made me what to find out more about Afghanistan and its people, the troubles that they went through and are still going through and how individuals survived. I am not sure how I would cope if I were suddenly told that I could not leave the house.
If you could only read one of the two I would recommend The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.
Did I mention before that I have also recently read Water for Elephants??? If not then I should – it was great and I would RECOMMEND that book. Loved it!
The book I have just started is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I have not read enough to comment though.
And yes, all the above books are available on Kindle in South African – and Water for Elephants is on special for only $4.17. Yes, that is less than R30. LOVE MY KINDLE!
These books are to blame for my lack of exercise (I have to blame something as I am not going to take full responsibility for my laziness). I love reading and once I get stuck into a book I can’t put it down. This means that often I will read past midnight – and then there is NO way I am getting up early to run. Maybe it is time to put down the books and run a bit – at least for the next 3 weeks.