10 Books To Read Before The Year Ends
As 2016 is nearing an end, we can only hope that the next year isn’t as ‘sweet’ as this year was. Nonetheless, we still have over a a month left to live, so why not make it little special? And only books can give you that satisfaction that nobody or nothing else can. The fragrance of those fresh new pages as you flip through them, it just hits you — books over humans, any day. So here are 10 reads that will be hard to put down — it’s just what the doctor ordered!
1. Lyrebird — Cecelia Ahern
Cecelia Ahern is back with another one of her gems and this time, we are all set to fall in love! The bestselling author has created a beautiful story between Laura and Solomon. For Solomon, life is in two parts — before he met her and after. Why Lyrebird? Because Laura has a gift of mimicking sounds just like the bird. He knows that the world will love her and with this talent, she will be famous for sure. But will she be a free bird or a caged one?
2. Cut To The Bone — Alex Caan
If there’s one thing we are addicted to today, it is YouTube. This book sees Ruby, a vlogger and a rising YouTube star, as the lead. The girl, who is an inspiration to around a million teenage girls, goes missing and the world finds out only when a video of her trapped is uploaded on her channel. While the media goes crazy and detectives try to crack the case, the videos keep coming in. It’s a must-read for anyone who loves a good thriller.
3. Scrappy Little Nobody — Anna Kendrick
Known for her humour and quick wit, the gorgeous Pitch Perfect star is out with her own book. It’s an autobiography of hilarious essays and instances from her life, right from her middle class upbringing in England to the celebrity that she is now. This one will leave you in splits and, if you thought her tweets were kickass, the book will bowl you over. It gets published in 4 days and we cannot wait!
4. Victoria — Daisy Goodwin
Dive into history and meet Victoria, the 18-year-old queen of England and Ireland. Daisy Goodwin creates a character so strong that, even though the story is set in a time that is nothing like ours, you can relate. She is betrothed to her cousin Prince Albert, who she doesn’t like a bit, as her heart lies with someone else. Lord Melbourne, her private secretary, is so more than that.
5. Goldilocks And The Water Bears — Louisa Preston
Contrary to its name, it’s not a children’s bedtime story book, but rather a sci-fi novel that takes you to the lives that prevail on other planets, if at all. So hop on to the quest to find out whether or not we’re alone in this universe, in one of the most interesting astro-science books.
6. I’ll take You There — Wally Lamb
I’ll Take You There centres on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. He is visited by the ghost of Lois, a motion picture director from Hollywood’s silent film era. He invites him to witness instances from his life, the various women that were close to him, and the problems that they faced. At first he is freaked out, but later starts looking forward to meetings with Lois. Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and realities that all women of every era, must face. The books will be in stores on November 22.
7. I Call Myself A Feminist — Various Women
This one is a compilation of various short stories by 20 women under the age of 30, giving there views on the most common word of our times — no, not selfie — feminism. These women are funny, smart, brave, and have had a lot of experience to be able to qualify to give these views. From comedian Sofie Hagen to engineer Naomi Mitchison, if you are still confused about what this word actually means, these women will make sure you never forget it.
8. Safe With Me — K.L. Slater
All Gone Girl fans, this one is a treat for you. Someone ruined Anna’s life 13 years ago and till today, she has no friends, except the old next door lady. One day, she witnesses an accident and recognises the driver as the one who had ruined her life. In order to take revenge, she follows Carla, the driver, and gets in touch with the victim. She has to be always one step ahead in her investigation. The process only leads her to finding secrets that would shatter her senses even more. Someone closer home is to blame.
9. The Whole Town’s Talking — Fannie Flag
Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening out at the cemetery. No, this is not a scary novel, but a funny and light one. Join Fannie as he tells you the tales of the locals, the town, and everything in between. Rest assured, nothing is ordinary here. This book will be out by the end of this month, on November 29.
10. Strangers — Paul Flinch
Lucy soon realises that being undercover is not as exciting as it seems. She has to face the brutality of the criminals while being unrecognisable to her team. This fast-paced book will grip till you the very end, making sure you never sleep alone again.