Hello readers! I hope you all are well, reading amazing books, wrapped in warm blankets. Surprisingly, there was a sudden drop in temperature last week. It was 13°C but being used to terrible heat of this tropical country it was quite low and felt too cold. But don’t you think winter is best season to read, staying warm in sweaters and blakets with hot cup of tea it coffee if you prefer that and having relaxing time with cozy reads or chilling read to make it more atmospheric?
Last week went in trying to get back to routine. I could read only one book because of seasonal cold. I somehow catch cold every year this time since past 2 years and no medicine helps in making me feel good. I also have allergy of dust that doesn’t help.
As I wasn’t in mood to read much yesterday I spent Sunday watching Wheel of Time. I enjoyed the first season. It was really good even better than The Witcher.
Last Week I Read-
This was as good as first book. I had same feeling for this as I had for first one. Secondary characters got more story than Nick and Rachel and now they are married the romance shifted from Nick and Rachel to Astrid and Charlie which was lovely. Like Toni I also felt Charlie’s wife, Isabel’s story and why Charlie married to Isabel was hard to digest. Colette’s shopping spree and Kitty’s social climbing journey was given more attention than necessary but there were some epic and some hilarious moments that made it fun to read. And I enjoyed reading Rachel’s new family’s dynamic.
Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians #3) by Kevin Kwan
When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside–but he’s not alone. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe, ostensibly to care for their matriarch, but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls. With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park–a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore–the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises. As relatives claw over heirlooms, Astrid Leong finds herself at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by his ex-wife–a woman hell-bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to billionaire Jack Bing and determined to raise their son more lavishly than a future king, finds a formidable opponent in his fashionista daughter, Colette.
A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly-appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a schoolyard kidnapping to a gold leaf dancefloor spattered with blood, Kevin Kwan’s gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets and rich people problems of Asia’s most privileged families.
I’m 100 pages in the book and this is even more dramatic and juicier than first and second book. I can’t wait to see what Nick’s grandma told Astrid to do and who was going to inherit her mansion.
Next I’ll be reading-
Lahore (The Partition Trilogy, #1) by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
In the months leading up to independence, in Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel are engaged in deliberations with British Viceroy Dickie Mountbatten over the fate of the country. In Lahore, Sepoy Malik returns home from the Great War hoping to win his sweetheart Tara’s hand in marriage, only to find divide-and-rule holding sway, and love, friendships and familial bonds being tested.
Set in parallel threads across these two cities, Lahore is a behind-the-scenes look into the negotiations and the political skullduggery that gave India its freedom, the price for which was batwara. As the men make the decisions and wield the swords, the women bear the brunt of the carnage that tears through India in the sticky hot months of its cruellest summer ever.
Backed by astute research, The Partition Trilogy captures the frenzy of Indian
independence, the Partition and the accession of the states, and takes readers back to a time of great upheaval and churn.
I read back to back cozy reads and now I need a change. I was thinking to pick a Christmas book but then I received this and from what I have read in reviews this is going to be sad and poignant. so I decided to read Christmas read after this as I would need something uplifting after a partition book that surely going to include heavy topic.
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