My Top 10 Books of 2015

I had managed to read 22 books in 2015. Here are my top 10:
10. Hunger by Knut Hamsen/ Rosie Project by Simsion
9. Life after Life by Atkinson
8. Lolita by Nabokov
7. Journey under the Midnight Sun by Higashino
6. The Inevitable by Ashay Abbhi
5. Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas
4. Dove’s Lament by Kirthi Jayakumar
3. Gardens of the Dead by William Brodrick
2. Slaughterhouse Five by Vonnegut
1. Best of Saki by Saki


Book Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

This has been on my reading list for a long time. The language was exemplary, smooth and lyrical. Masterful stuff. That said, I did find the material smutty; not bad smut; literary smut; tasteful smut; but, smut nevertheless. As it deals with a bold theme, there was a sense of grimness pervading throughout the book; a sense that no matter what, it was not going to end well. That perhaps does not make it an easy read.

Books to Read in 2015

These are some of the books I would like to read this year. Hope to read more, but reaching last year’s number (32) ain’t a goal.

1. 1984- George Orwell
2. Lolita- Nabokov
3. Doctor Zhivago- Boris Pasternak
4. Foucault’s Pendulum- Umberto Eco
5. Sea- John Banville
6. Eclipse- John Banville
7. If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler- Italo Calvino
8. Our Moon has Blood Clots- Rahul Pandita
9. Hunger- Knut Hamsun
10. Humboldt’s Gift- Saul Bellow
11. Shipping News- Annie Proulx
12. Deal Souls- Nikolai Gogol