Sunday, 12 January 2014

My 2013 Reading List

Hello everyone,

2013 was a year of many sequels and awaited publish of some of the renowned authors. Some of the novels/authors I waited for with bated breath and even managed to read were:

Ok I was not waiting for Bankerupt with bated breath , just included it to fill my fourth blank :D
I could not read many other books due to my current fixation with Game of Thrones and of course my family and work commitments.Amongst these four, Khaled Hosseini was the biggest disappointment. Maybe I had too high expectations from him after reading his previous two novels -Kiterunner and Thousand Splendid Suns and this was not even 10% of the magic he created with the other two. 

I liked Dan Brown-Inferno. The story built up and narrative of Dante work is great but end is uninteretsting. Maybe Dan brown like Director of movie Talash got bored after weaving all the intricacies and wrote the climax with the weariness.But it's Dan Brown and some part of his novel is always appealing. His Angels and Demons is my the best read and I just realised that I didn't include in my previous post of all time favourites(My bad). That novel actually motivated me to take symbology as a profession. I still feel it would have far more interesting. 

About Oath of Vayuputras-it had too much of geography and too less of story. The only good parts were fighting of Kartikya and Sati. But still I would like to see what Amish writes next. 
Bankerupt was the typical Ravi Subramanian novel. There is always a bank fraud, always some top notch getting too ambitious, murder of some crucial character and mix of 2-3 organisations. It's like he has no need to publish his name on the book, people will identify anyway. But then the book was engrossing. I must say he writes well. 

Apart from these, some other books I read in 2013 were:
  • Jeffery Archer's Best Kept Secret-I loved it and waiting for the sequel.
  • Dada by Vibhor Tikiya-Another IIM in the rat race. Do IIMs keep a dedicated course for budding authors. If they do they should discontinue it immediatley and show some mercy towards mankind. 
  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini- It was the fourth and final book in inheritance series and absolutely enthralling like its predeccors.
  • N of course Series of Game of Thrones- I will dedicate the whole post for review of this one.
Do tell me the about the books u read in 2013 .Till then

Auf Weidersehen Freunde  


  1. The books I read in 2013... that list is too long! But some that I remember:
    The Kite Runner
    Divergent Trilogy
    Wedding Night
    Just One of the Guys
    The Perfect Match
    The Fault in Our Stars

    I've been wanting to get my hands on The Shiva Trilogy for ages! I have to read that this year. :)

  2. Shiva Trilogy is surely a good read :)