Greetings to one and all! It’s time for another Book Tag. If you have been following my previous posts you would know that I have recently started doing book tags on the blog as well. I came across Rachael @ Beach Bookworm doing the My Name In TBR Books tag and her choice of books intrigued me to give it a shot. Rachael has given me major blogging goals. So, stop by her posts if you haven’t already, you might get some goals for yourself.
The tag is self-explanatory where you have to spell your name in the books lying on your TBR shelf with a twist added by me in which I am going to incorporate books from different genres. I have consulted my Goodreads to-be-read shelf for taking care of this tag. Let’s begin!
M– Moby Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville (Classics)
Call me Ishmael.’
So begins Herman Melville’s masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. As Ishmael is drawn into Captain Ahab’s obsessive quest to slay the white whale Moby-Dick, he finds himself engaged in a metaphysical struggle between good and evil. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound, poetic inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. –Goodreads
Classics is one of my favorites genres with Charlotte Brontë being my favorite. The title of the book was the prime reason I added this book to my library in the first place. It has been on the TBR ever since. To make the reading experience immersive I have made a Whale corner bookmark which I am going to use only while reading this book.
I- Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Short Stories)
Navigating between the Indian traditions they’ve inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri’s elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In “A Temporary Matter,” published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. –Goodreads
To express oneself in brevity is the most difficult task. The essence of the story weaved within a few pages lingers on for a long time. That’s why I have been inclined towards short stories lately. Having read previous works by Jhumpa Lahiri I am looking forward to reading her short stories.
N-Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (Contemporary)
Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman. –Goodreads
A book so magical and so philosophical that amplifies your emotions leaving you in the midst of a million realizations. That is precisely what Kafka on the Shore is. Needless to say, why Norwegian Wood should be on my TBR list, I would go ahead in saying that Haruki Murakami’s style is thought-provoking and I’m really excited to read more of his works.
I- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (Non-Fiction)
A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that “suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.” He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more–including Krakauer’s–in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster. –Goodreads
I’m pretty unfamiliar with non-fiction books. I am still discovering the areas in which I might be interested in apart from women empowerment. This book was recommended to me by a friend and I am hoping I commence my non-fiction journey on a good note.
That’s all for today. Thank you for reading. If you have any recommendations for me then don’t hesitate to mention a few books in the comments. If you like this tag please consider yourself tagged. Don’t forget to link back to this post. I am as always curious to know what books you’d choose.
Happy (Tagify) Reading!