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Tuesday 4 January 2011

My To-Read List of Books 2011

The New Year 2011 is here. Many people make new year resolutions to follow during the year. I too had taken at some point in time in the past year only to forget them as the year moved on. Ever since I have stopped the practice.

However, this time I had made a list of books I would like to read this year and the first in the list was 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne (review). I saw a small part of the movie on RTE just 3-4 days back and I decided to read the book. You might think that is a children's book. Well, it is if you go by the way it is written.It is a thin novel and I could finish it in a day. It is written in a very simple language but the story is heart rendering and will surely leave you pondering for a while. You can check my review here.

Now coming to the other books on my list.

My best friend G wrote to me in a mail that she has completed reading the Twilight Series (review) by Stephenie Meyer. It has a total of 4 novels. She said that she was sad that it is over as she wanted it to be never ending! I had spotted those books in the library many times but never had the interest to read them. Now, that G has sparked that interest in me, I am really looking forward to reading them.

Next is Steig Larrson's other two books of the Millenium Trilogy - 'The Girl Who Played with Fire' (review) and 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' (review). I have already read the first one last year. You can find my review of the first book in the series - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo here.

I have not read many books by Indian authors. So, I decided to start with 'The Inheritance of Loss' by Kiran Desai (review). I have already bought it from the library.

Next in line is Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (review). I had missed seeing the movie but surely won't miss reading the book.

Others are Dan Brown's Digital Fortress (review) and Deception Point (review), The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (review).

Also, I hope to re-read Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I had read them almost 3 years back.

I hope by the end of this year, I will be able to share my experience of reading these books here. Wish you all a very happy new year. Cheers!

P.S. - I have updated this post with the links to the book reviews that I have posted on this blog.


  1. Hi, came here thro' BookReviews. Like the list of books that you plan to read. Some of these are in my list two and among the top runners is the 'Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest'. Somehow, I see this book everywhere that I go even in the resort where we stayed during our recent vacation. I think its some form of a signal from higher authority to pick this one up.

    Do read the review of Eat Pray Love on my blog

    Is you want to read some Indian authors, may I please suggest a few books which I really liked
    1) Palace of Illusions
    2) Difficulty of being good

    You can check the reviews of these two books on my blog.
    Let me know how you find them.

    Would love to have your opinion on my bookreviews.

  2. here is a list too :

  3. I think its a very good list of novels.. The boy in the stripped pajamas is my hub's fav movie.. I am dying to read it, but cudnt find a copy.. Waiting to read many good reviews from you

  4. Thankyou so much for becoming a follower of my book review blog. I hope you will find it of interest as looking at this post we have a lot of common reading interests. I will keep in touch with by following you also.


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