The Riz | Reading list

September 29, 2014

With Summer fast approaching, I anticipate there will be a lot more time spent reading and enjoying the sunny weather. Preparing a reading list to have on the go is useful in ensuring I don’t need to spend a lot of time researching each time I need s new book.

Looking for Alaska | John Green

A deeply affectionate coming of age story, Looking for Alaska traces the journey of Miles Halter, a misfit Florida teenager who leaves the safety of home for a boarding school in Alabama and a chance to explore the ‘great perhaps’.

Looking for Alaska is rated 4.20 on Goodreads.

Wherever the dandelion falls | Lily R. Mason

Riley Montgomery is a bartender, a lab assistant and a sex worker – all in different lives. A seemingly innocuous conversation with s graduate school professor unravels Riley’s life in to three separate strands.

Wherever the dandelion falls is rated 4.56 on Goodreads

The old man and the sea | Ernest Hemingway

Here,  for a change, is a fish tale that actually does honour to the author. This tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head with a magnificent marlin encapsulates Hemingway’s favourite motifs of physical and moral challenge.

The old man and the sea is rated 3.63 on Goodreads

A fine balance | Rohinton Mistry

The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sew. The government has just declared a state-of-emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers – a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village – will be thrust together, forced to share one cramped apartment and an uncertain future.

A fine balance is rated 4.32 on Goodreads.

 

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