Summer Reads : Within Budget


So summer has been here. The month of June has the longest day. The best way to spend is to read these books listed below:

1. The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
It is inspired by the author’s experiences while working with children suffering from life threatening diseases in a hospital. It is a witty, thrilling and heartbreaking story of a sixteen year old girl, Hazel, who is a cancer patient, and is forced by her parents to attend the Cancer Kid Support Group. WHY???? Because my friends have been crying, howling whimpering in ridiculous places like the metro, workplaces, restaurants. I want to know WHY???

2.The Bastard of Istanbul – Elif Shafak
Due to a mysterious family curse, all the Kazanci men die in their early forties, so it’s a house of women, among them Asya’s beautiful, rebellious mother who runs a tattoo parlour; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. And when Asya’s cousin comes to stay, long-hidden family secrets connected with Turkey’s turbulent past begin to emerge. WHY??? I liked the title and then picked up the book to read the summary. Not what I expected. I hope this surprises me.

3. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.Then Bernadette disappears. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence—creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world. WHY???? I need quirk this summer.

4. The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson
Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township, be it from drugs, from alcohol, or just from plain despair. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a house cleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief adviser, at the helm of one of the world’s most secret projects. Quirky and utterly unique, ‘The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden’ is a charming and humorous account of one young woman’s unlikely adventure. WHY???? AGAIN I need quirk this summer.

5. The Big Book of Treats – Pooja Dhingra
The Big Book of Treats is Pooja’s gift to Indian home bakers. Written with a professional’s exacting eye and a home chef’s ability to improvise, it teaches you how to make everything from cookies and cupcakes to brownies and birthday cakes. Accessible, engaging and undeniably scrumptious, these recipes will bring all sorts of baked goodies even macrons into your own kitchen. WHY??? My friend got this. She made a yummy Cheesecake. As i went through it the recipes seemed so simple. A simple mind like me needs such a book. NO FUSS.

I have purchased these books on Flipkart, saving around 500-600 bucks – enough to buy more books. You don’t have to buy it from there, i prefer book stores but due to unfriendly financial times I chose Flipkart. Other ecomm sites are also good. See below the price value of the books:

Book's value


Based on: Flipkart prices and discounts


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