FRIDAY FIVE: Five New Books to read this August
August 7, 2014
There are so many books releasing this month. Some of them are looking interesting and torturing my curiosity. Some have attractive titles while some have eye-catching covers. But here I am putting down a list of five books that I think are worth reading for you and me both. For the sake diversity (#WeNeedDiverseBooks), I try to pick one from different genres.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Why?: This one is straight forward and considered light in comparison to his recent works. Though it’s still 400 pages.
2 A.M. at the cat’s pajamas by Marie Helene Bertino
Why?: Exciting and refreshing read. Theme is supposed to be light-hearted. An urban fairy tale with an appreciable writing style.
Susan Sontag: A Biography by Daniel Schreiber
Why?: You cannot admire Sontag without reading her works and reading about her. This is the first biography of Sontag to be published since her death, in 2004.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Why?: Burton’s suspenseful historical novel tells of a young woman’s struggle against stifling domestic life in seventeenth-century Amsterdam. It will be a good experience to explore the aspects of 17th century’s domestic life.
Portobello Road by Julian Mash
Why?: The book lingers — perhaps a little too much, depending on your tastes — on the music heritage of the area, reflecting the author’s own background gigging and running a record label.
If you read any of them or all of them, I’ll like to know your view on them.