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Summer Reading

By Tanvi Rastogi @tanviidotcom

Summer Reading


Summer is for reading. I don't what or how happens to my brain, but as soon as spring rolls out I strart reading back-to-back ferociously. Lately, I have been open to all generes and categories of books. Self help, inspiration, organizational, fictional etc. etc. which seems to have broaden my cultural and over all social skills. So below are the books I have read recently, or plan to read in the coming weeks.

  1. Secret Daughter - Shilpi Somaya Gowda - This is the latest book that I had finished reading this past weekend. It is a story of an interracial couple who adopts their daughter from India and how they all struggle to find balance in their own lives. I found the books extremely well written, and warm. It was a lovely summer afternoon read. I look forward to reading the second book by the same author soon.
  2. Spark Joy - Marie Kondo - This second book by Marie Kondo has been on my list for a while. I found it helpful, like the first one but of cousre I do not think I am in the same frame of mind as her to apply all her tips. However, I have to say that I have been disposing things quite easily (not that I had an issue before) but now I do not hoar even an ounce of salt if I think I do not require it for a forseeable future. This is a book for someone who think they lack the organizational skills and would need outside help. This book will definitely put you in that frame of mind.
  3. The Girl On The Train - Paula Hawkins I read this book on our beach getaway last month. It was an excellent travel companion as it doesn't drop in pace for even a second. You can check out my vlog to hear my elaborate views on the book.
  4. In The Name Of Gucci - Patricia Gucci - This is the book I was least expecting to like. I assumed it would be about fashion, brands and exhuberant lifestyle of the rich and famous. And I was right. It WAS all those things but also had an engaging family drama to support its storyline. Again, checkout my vlog for my sensational opinions.
  5. The Age Fix - Anthony Youn - Another new interest I have found is in learning about human body, and its functions. I am sure I was taught some of it while I was in school, but now that I can actually experience my body changing drastically every year, I am more attentive towards the matter. This book provided me with the information about how our skin ages and in what various ways we can slow (or maintain?) the aging process. I was assuming the book would advocate surgery as it is written by a plastic surgeon, however it actually shares various different ways (even DIYs) which we can apply which even entering a store or a doctor's office. If anything, it was educational.
  6. Mindwise - Nicholas Epley - Ever since I finished reading Clash (vlog) I have been actively searching for other books in the same genre but with different aspects of human behaviour and pyschology. I am still half was through the book, but so far I have enjoyed learning about the brain and that how little we actually know about the brain function. The human mind is fascinating and the book helps me realize how to fight the preconceived stereotypes and not make the same "mental" mistakes as everyone else. I am still working on it though!
  7. One True Love - Taylor Jenkins Reid - This book shall be arriving in mail TODAY and I will be reading it along with my friend Anita and discuss it daily as we go forward. She lives in Dubai and this is the first time we will be doing it. So I am excited about that. I will keep you posted on my thoughts about the book. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel, as that's where I post my "book reviews" instantly after finishing the book.
  8. Finding Audrey - Sophie Kinsella - There are few author's whose every work I have read through their career and Sophie Kinsella is one of them. This book has been out for over a year but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but it is definitely on my list right after One True Love.

What books have you read recently? Anything that you would recommend?

Summer Reading

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