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The Books I Read In December 2015.

IMG_20151015_112002Desperate in Dubai by Ameera Al Hakawati

“Oozing with men, money, and Maseratis, Dubai is the ultimate playground for the woman who knows her Louboutins from her Louis Vuittons…” It is the story of four women coming from different countries and different backgrounds trying to find love in Dubai.

Though I read the book in one sitting I did not like it very much. It is more like the Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City series and also reminds you of Jackie Collins novels.

The novel depicts women only as being vindictive and desperate for male attention. As for the language, it is not a literary masterpiece.

 

 

 

Wish You Well by David BaldacciIMG_20160109_112318

Young-adults would have lapped up this book. The protagonist is a precocious twelve-year old. That will tell you why I did not care for this book.

It is the story of a brother and sister who lose their dad in an accident, which also leaves their mother in a comatose state. They get shipped off from New York City to their great grand mother’s house in rural Virginia where there is no electricity, no running water and yet they fit in so easily.

Reminded me so much of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series. Only it was all of the famous cousins’ adventures rolled into one mega book.

 

 

 

IMG_20151015_112011The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

I picked up this book because I liked the cover. I thought it would be a nice feel good book with lots of romance and cute characters as the cover had a nice Christmassy look to it.

But this an intriguing book with mystery and magic woven into its story.It is the story of Lou Suffern who is so immersed in his work that he had no time for his family. How he gets a “gift of time” and chance to make good his mistakes forms the story.

I was really moved by the last chapter of the novel and was in fact totally shaken by the concluding paragraph. I felt a little depressed for a day or two after reading this story.