This time Random house pulled out all the stops in the selection of books that they sent me.
First is the box that the books came in. It was huge! I just wanted to sleep with it for a night or two before I opened it, but then I just didn’t have the patience or the discipline for that. Thank you Sachee and Anindita! You are the my very own Summer Santas!
And look, look what they sent me. All the books are really really great picks. There is fantasy, murder, thriller, romance and even a little bit of matters-of-the-state stuff in this bag.
I am happy!
So the books in this bag were:
1) Tony Parsons – The Murder Bag
2) Erika Johansen – The Queen of the Tearling
3) Anita Desai – In custody
4) Reshma K. Barshikar – Fade into Red
5) Lee Child – Bad Luck and Trouble.
Whew! My eyes grow moist with unshed, happy tears just reading that list.
To be honest, I have already finished reading three of them. I didn’t mean to! I just opened the package and picked up one book to see how it was and, before I knew it, I was three books down. All of them were absolutely fabulous, just the kind of stuff that powers my engine and revs my motor (not very sure about those analogies) as some would say (and I actually know nobody who speaks like that)!
Also, Bookworm in McLeod Ganj yielded some great books too.
I have read almost all the fiction books. ‘Trespass’ was excruciatingly boring straight from the first chapter and I left it there. The top two books are my husband’s choices and will take me a long time to get around to, if ever.
So, what does my summer/almost-monsoon reading list seem like to all you bibliophiles out there?