What Should I Read Next?

If you have read my Weekly Recap yesterday, you know by now that I am not able to stick to one book. I am constantly switching between them and flipping pages. My last finished book was last week and in book days it is like ages ago.

Since I’m clearly unable to settle on a book I am leaving the decision on you guys as to which book should I pick next.

Girl in White Cotton by Avni Doshi – Shortlisted for Booker Prize 2020

Antara has never understood her mother Tara’s decisions — walking out on her marriage to follow a guru, living on the streets like a beggar, shacking up with an unknown artist, rebelling against society’s expectations. But when Tara starts losing her memory, Antara searches for a way to make peace with their shared past, a past that haunts them both. As she relives her childhood in Pune in the 1980s, her Catholic boarding school days in the hills of Maharashtra, and her years as a young artist in Bombay, Antara comes up against her own fears and neuroses, realizing she might not be so different from Tara after all. 

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Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He’s not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.

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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

In a small, tidy apartment on the outskirts of the frenzied metropolis of Seoul lives Kim Jiyoung. A thirtysomething-year-old “millennial every woman,” she has recently left her white-collar desk job—in order to care for her newborn daughter full-time—as so many Korean women are expected to do. But she quickly begins to exhibit strange symptoms that alarm her husband, parents, and in-laws: Jiyoung impersonates the voices of other women—alive and even dead, both known and unknown to her. As she plunges deeper into this psychosis, her discomfited husband sends her to a male psychiatrist. 

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Ageing and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

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What do you think I should read next? Have you read any of these books? Please vote and give your recommendations.

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18 thoughts on “What Should I Read Next?

    1. Thanks Stephanie. The last two on the list are very popular and which is why I am afraid if the hype will eat away my fun. But, it worth a try I think. Thanks again for your suggestions. I’m glad you could stop by.

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  1. Well, I have read The Song of Achilles and it is not a book I would recommend. It is so, so boring. (It only really has an interesting point in the last 20 pages.) But then a lot of people love it, and you may appreciate things in it that passed me by.

    Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 sounds really interesting.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. I have seen amazing pictures of the book on Instagram and heard very good reviews. But, this month is quite packed and I want to read some spooky books so I think I’ll push it for November. But, it is on top off my list now.

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  2. I’ve heard great things about Kim Ji Young, but I haven’t had the chance to pick it up. I see many comments here piling on praise for Kim Ji Young, and now I am excited to read it too.

    It’s great that you slipped in a title from the Man Booker Prize shortlist. I haven’t had a chance to explore it this year. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Ming for the comment. Kim Jiyoung is highly praised by many. It is a short book so thinking of squeezing it into my tbr for next week.
      And, I started reading after writing this post and found it pretty interesting. Though I have heard negative reviews of it as well but I want to see it for myself.

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