Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Surgeon + Little Book Haul (March 2018)

The surgeon is one of my cheap purchases in some bargain section from my last layover, over a year ago in Kuala Lumpur. It was the last left unread on my little book collection, aka - perfect excuse to pause my self-imposed ban on suspenseful, disturbing, thrilling and you know, anything related to such kind of read. After two days of getting engrossed, my craving was well satiated. Too well that I had to double check the locks of all the possible entries in my room and kept the lights on the entire night. Paranoia level x 1000. My rating on Goodreads: 4 stars.

The story revolves around Catherine Cordell - a physician winning at her career in the present, yet unfortunately, with a dark past. She was raped two years ago. Even when the assaulter was killed from  her self defense, still she find herself struggling for safety. She kept on receiving threats from an anonymous psychopath with ways similar to that of her case and of the three murdered women who also happened to be raped victims. Upon the investigation of these cases and the terrors she received, she met Detective Thomas Moore, who, eventually, became her lover. Lol sorry for the spoiler, but hey, it is something you would sense in the beginning; at least I saved you from wondering if Thomas is the killer or not. I wouldn’t want to spoil any more details of this mystery, so know the rest the of the story by yourself. Just know this grabbed me since page one :)

You know how some people are overly obsessed with buying books and everything ends up inside the shelf, as display, and unread? I cannot blame them, as personally for me, buying books is just as joyful as getting a new purse. But anyway, it is something I try hardly to avoid. When I realized nothing was left unread from my last book haul, I knew it's about  time for another book shopping spree :) yay

 I set my goal on 30 for the number of books I'd like to read for this year. Surely work and other priorities are always there yet I'm not lowering my aim. I'm open to read any sort of genre but my eyes will always search for heartbreaking, tear-jerker, family-related, pageturner kind of read. You will notice it's the common denominator from the four I recently bought.

  • Room by Emma Donoghue - I've been wanting to read this for the longest time. I know of the movie adaptation, yet because I believe books will always be better, I settled on the paperback copy first before the screen.
  • Life and Teachings of the Prophet Muhammad by Farida Khanam - Alhamdulillah for my conscience and its super discounted price that made me bought this. I wouldn't deny my ignorance of my religion and I'm fully aware there's much I need to learn.
  • And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini - I first fell in love with The Kite Runner, then fell even more with A Thousand Splendid Suns - anyone who asked for my recommendation would know that despite my number of heartbreaks from this book, still it is always the first I recommend. I hope this third one will not disappoint.
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah - because I gave five stars for Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. She could be my next favorite writer.

So that's all for my little haul. Schedule was a bit tight this month so I haven't had the chance to finish anything yet. Vikings marathon from season two is also on my list, plus there's the hype of PUBG that the boyfriend recently introduced to me. lol. Would you believe I was the first kill in a match with 100 players?  yes, I suck like that. lol anyway, practice makes perfect and skill is learned; plus next month's schedule is a bit chill so in sha Allah I'll have too much time for all these. 💙

Thanks for the read, xoxo

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