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A Will to Kill / My Beijing / To all the Boys I've Loved Before | Thoughts

Over the past couple of months, I've read a few books that I didn't get a chance to review yet. These were all enjoyable in different ways and are recommended reads. A Will to Kill by R. V. Raman I've been looking for an Indian mystery for a while now. So when I came across A Will to Kill in Netgalley set in one of my favorite places in India (also close to my home town), I just had to request it. In so many ways, this is a typical Agatha Christie type mystery - there's a death (in an isolated mansion, no less) and the investigator/detective tries to solve the mystery. Harith Athreya is visiting the owner of the mansion, Bhaskar Fernandez, where a small gathering has been planned for the owner's relatives and friends. Bhaskar has written two wills - and how he dies will determine which will goes into effect. That night, there is a murder and Athreya spends the next few days trying to find the culprit. I generally enjoy the Agatha Christie class of murder mysteries.

Thaw Blogsplash: Thaw by Fiona Robyn


A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I am interested in books focusing on a woman's struggle with her depression or mental breakdown. Katrina recommended Thaw to me, and I found myself captivated by the blurb on the book's description.

Here is the book summary: Ruth is thirty two years old and doesn't know if she wants to be thirty three. Her meticulously-ordered lonely life as a microbiologist is starved of pleasure and devoid of meaning. She decides to give herself three months to decide whether or not to end her life, and we read her daily diary as she struggles to make sense of her past and grapples with the pain of the present. "Thaw" explores what makes any of our lives worth living. Can Red, the eccentric Russian artist Ruth commissions to paint her portrait, find a way to warm her frozen heart?

Sounds interesting, right? Well, if you like it, here is something exciting. Fiona Robyn, author of Thaw, is organizing a Thaw Blogsplash, from March 1, 2010, when she will start blogging the entire book here. Fiona is interested in having as many bloggers as possible participate in it, so if you would like to be a part of this, check out this site. Don't forget to sign-up!

Comments

Marce said…
I am part of the blogsplash too, the book sounds captivating doesn't it.
Athira said…
MarceJ, I agree!!