5 Books You Need To Read In May
on May 06, 2022
May is the month dedicated to the mother’s gracious love. Mother’s Day falls around the first week of May and to celebrate it, the whole world relishes the festive feels with such enthusiasm and cherishes the sweet memories throughout the weeks! All of us share some extra dollop of love (or the whole bucket we’d rather say) with our much-deserving Moms, we witness an overdose of overwhelming emotions, we reminisce the memories, and experience a lovely aura around.
This month, the weather is winding up with the season of spring, and we all are kind of dying from the unwelcomed embrace of heat. Who doesn’t crave a perfect corner under AC, with chilled drinks? And what else sounds perfect with it? An exquisite book to enjoy in this spot. Just a perfect read!
So to sum it up, we are sharing 5 Books you need to read this month. Books you would love to spend time with this season of summer, a blend of love and warmth:
1) Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Bernadette Fox is a bit of a mad genius; she’s a talented architect, quirky and opinionated, a misfit among the other moms in her Seattle suburb but a best friend to her teenage daughter Bee. She’s also so intensely agoraphobic that she pays a virtual assistant in India to handle even her most basic errands, making an impending family trip to Antarctica only, you know, slightly problematic. When Bernadette suddenly goes missing, Bee sets out to figure out where her mother could have gone. She begins to unravel the complicated workings of her mother’s brilliantly misunderstood mind.
This one can be a fascinating pick to dive into.
2) Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.
3) Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
It’s wintertime and Holden Caulfield has just been expelled from yet another school. Fleeing the crooks at Pencey Prep, he pinballs around New York City seeking solace in fleeting encounters – shooting the bull with strangers in dive hotels, wandering alone around Central Park, getting beaten up by pimps and cut down by erstwhile girlfriends. The city is beautiful and terrible, in all its neon loneliness and seedy glamour, its mingled sense of possibility and emptiness. Holden passes through it like a ghost, thinking always of his kid sister Phoebe, the only person who understands him, and his determination to escape the phonies and find a life of true meaning.
Our personal favourite! Pick this one for a binge reading session.
4) Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore, a tour de force of metaphysical reality, is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events.
5) White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The unforgettable story of a young woman's odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes on her journey to redemption.
Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes-each its universe, with its laws, its dangers, its hard lessons to be learned-becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery.
These enticing books will keep you hooked up and might even help you beat the heat away. Enjoy the month of May with this awesome list of recommendations. Also, stay tuned for the next blog with another interesting topic.