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.