Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home. – Anna Quindlen
Hurray to the long holidays! I can hardly fathom the idea of just staying here in Doha for the next 10 days. Why am I stuck here you ask? It’s so happen that I just renewed my passport and I won’t have it until August 🙁
(For the knowledge of our readers outside Middle East, government employees here in the Gulf gets to experience two long holidays in a year to celebrate Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha.)
Anyway, since I have plenty of time to waste, I’ll introduce you to my other hobby. READING. Yes folks, I read! I know I don’t look like a bookworm since I always post party pictures but I am. Don’t get me wrong, I love partying as much as I love reading books. Haha! I’m more into the Young Adult novels recently. I’ve lost count on how many I’ve read. I’ll probably be devoting my precious time to peruse all the books I have which I am about to share to all of you.
Here are my top picks: (In no particular order)
The book I’m reading at the moment. It’s about a wallflower girl who’s trying to adjust to her life in college without her twin sister and her first so-called break-up. I’ve been seeing this a lot of times on bookstores and always on their top read shelf. A light read.
2. THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE
The title got me and I’ve recently finished reading this book. After reading it, I asked myself, when would I feel that kind of happiness? Haha. Anyway, this is a story of two people living in two different worlds colliding because of a wrong sent email.
3. FALLING INTO PLACE
A tear jerker. The most popular junior girl in her school who tries to die. Why did she do that? One of the readers said it’s a book full of awful truths about life but didn’t quite get her. I wonder why?
4. LOOKING FOR ALASKA
Another short, heart-wrenching book from John Green. I know this is an old one because this was suggested to me by a friend way back 2010 and I just bought it recently. I decided to read it since she told me it’s a cliff hanger and I enjoy that kind of stuff. Haha!
5. MAYBE ONE DAY
One of my friends said “If you think The Fault in our Stars is heartbreaking, think again. You would not finish this without even crying”. That got me intrigued. A story about true friendship and the agony of loss. Totally not a romance novel.
6. THE HOOK UP (Game On #1)
Since Qatar is a conservative country, you would not find this at the bookstores. This falls under the New Adult category with some acts that are not suitable for children. One of my friends rated it 5/5 on goodreads so I looked up for an ebook copy of it. A quarterback and a simple college girl that agreed on some few rules. Are they tough enough to obey those rules?
Again I have this on ebook, obviously this will never be sold here. I’ve finished the first three books of Fifty Shades of Grey and this was next in line so I guess it’s a must to read this as well. See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.
For me, reading is a form of escape. I might be in Doha but every time I flip a page, it takes me to another place, another universe and nothing else matters. I forget that the real world even exists and that is amazing. Some of you might understand what I’m saying, some might not.
Have you read some of these already? Which book should I read next? You’re welcome to post your suggestions on the comment box below 🙂