2016 in Books!!


2016, The  year is coming to an end, While there are many thinking about what resolutions to pass in 2017 and try keeping it up. 

I would like to look back on 2016 and share my reading list with you all.What I enjoyed about each book,What prompted me to read these books. 

The Year started with Reading “Benjamin  Franklin An American Life” by Walter Isaacson.I Picked up this author as I enjoyed reading Steve Jobs by Him  and Benjamin Franklin was another American great he had written about ,Yes it was also about learning about one of the greatest man in American history.

But the most interesting highlight  from this reading was knowing the different interest and business  he was part of ,right from his childhood A scientist, Part of publishing newspapers  in a huge way,  and more so he has a “font “type named after him, The Franklin Gothic was named after him a typeface used in newspapers headlines.

After,Reading about the American Icon, And going back into  history, It Was Time,To come back to India 2000s and I began reading the “Behind The Beautiful Forever,Life Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity ” by Katherine Boo, A story set in India,Mumbai describing and narrating a story of life in the slums of Mumbai,The 1st book I ever read on a story set in the Mumbai,Which we  actually don’t like associating with.The Book makes you realise,You do have an emotional side and you can empathy with it.A great book to live the Mumbai life Slowly,Especially  with documentaries making you feel the pain,Without giving you time to share your feeling.

 “The Year of the Runaways “by Sunjeev Sahota,Another Book that gives you another perspective on the most important thing ever We are searching for “Love” The year of the  Runaway.  A story about three young men from very different backgrounds come together in a journey from India To England.Where They hope to begin something new,To support their families,Where they can  build their future to show their worth, to escape the past, they have almost no idea about.Tarlochan, a former Rickshaw driver,who will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar has a secret that binds him to the unpredictable Randeep. Randeep, in turn, has a visa-wife in a flat on the other side of town, whose cupboards are full of her husband’s clothes, in case the immigration men surprise her with a visit.

She is Narinder, and her story is the most surprising of them all.

Utterly absorbing and beautiful in its scope, The Year of the Runaways is written with compassion and touched by grace. As Tochi, Avtar, Randeep and Narinder negotiate their dreams, desires and shocking realities, as their histories continue to pull at them, as the seasons pass, what emerges is a novel of overwhelming humanity: one which asks how far we can decide our own course in life, and what we should do for love, for faith, and for family.A novel,That taught me about the cross-culture differences and thought about the characters.Moving the story ahead for readers to be curious about what next ?

                                     “Man Search For Meaning” by Victor Frankl

       A Book title,That you  would consider would be suitable For someone who is depressed in life,And is finding  A  Purpose Right ? 

But,Its a must read for everyone to understand the times we are living in,In luxury and comfort without having any idea how it is to be on battlefield everyday and not knowing how long you have.   

According to the  Author, the way a prisoner imagined the future affected his longevity. The book intends to answer the question “How was everyday life in a concentration camp reflected in the mind of the average prisoner?” Part One Constitutes Frankl’s analysis of his experiences in the concentration camps, while Part Two introduces his ideas of meaning and his theory called logotherapy human nature is motivated by the search for a life of purpose

and indeed Having a purpose or finding one can be the best way of living.

This Blog is another 4 part series blog, since One blogging have all could result in information overload.

If you enjoy,This one visit for the other books which one must read .

     

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