Top Posts of 2016!

In terms of blogging, 2016 was a wonderful year for this blog and me. What I did the whole year? Well, I read books, blogged about them, met new bloggers, and read their intriguing blog posts.

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Top Non Fiction Books I read in 2016 Part 2

Hola! Welcome back to “Read in 2016” series of posts. I am glad you read the first post in the series in which I suggest you Top Non-Fiction Books I read this year, irrespective of their publication date. As, in the previous post, I discussed by motive to come out with these book lists is that to make your TBR list for next year, a bit heavy. So, I hope you are ready for some more titles. If you haven’t read the post go and read it here.

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The Blog Recap, Recollecting the Past

Before anything, I thank all fellow bloggers and readers who spent their time here in nourishing and motivating me to keep going with the blog through their words of appreciation. Thereby, I also welcome new visitors. 

Recently, due to my mind-boggling curios mind, I took an hour from everything and decided to give a look at all of my posts irrespective of the topic (though, it’s not a surprise that mostly are related to books) I have written here in the past 2 years and a few months. Starting from the first one which felt evident till the recent one. It brings a recollection of memories whether the good memories, bad memories, the frustration ones, the generous ones and most importantly the feeling of accomplishment. All of these and many others too. Every post is like an attachment to a file that consists of details matching a reality which I was surrounded by the specific course of time. It’s a like a voyage in the past and reading through your journal. It makes me feel happy, abolishes any sense of voidness and at the same time bequeaths me to continue to do what I do. To write, to explore new things about the people who visit everyday, of course, the books (how the hell can I forget them?) and myself.

Looking back, at past, is not recommendable likewise is not avoidable. It holds lots of valuable of lessons, only if we agree on becoming his pupil with good conscience.

Let’s take a look back to some posts that either, I feel, might bring back your old memories too (if you are recurrent visitor) or might generate new ones.

When I confessed about the first book I read

How I become a Reader

Chronicles of a Book Zombie

Prose: How to love your Father? An Illusion: A Story of a Painter

Talking about Audiobooks

Knowing about Pulp Fiction

My time at The New Yorker.com

Poetry: Shall I die? & A Life

First Guest Post Thanks to Zareen

Last act at College: A Thousand Days

Sharing my reading habits 

Reading 260 Books in 100 days

And of course, my list of Ten Books to Read Before, you know

Tell me about your memories connected with your blog?

BOOKS To Read From The 60s LIST#2

The Sixties, refers to the “cultural decade” to describe the evolution of the counterculture and revolution in social norms about clothing, music, drugs, dress, sexuality, formalities, and schooling. There were wars, football games, new discoveries, significant events in music and man went to moon. 

With all this happening there were many writers who were writing books, in solitude. Without caring much of what was happening in the world, they were creating a world of their own, and for us readers.

A list of books from “The Sixties”, many of the titles are still well read today.

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, 1960

To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and is one of the well read books today.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 1961

Catch 22 has been so adopted by popular culture that it has become its own phrase in common literature. A phrase meaning a no-win scenario, either because of contradictions or difficulties within a situation. Continue reading “BOOKS To Read From The 60s LIST#2”