2018, the year of possibilities! Possible movie adaptations of your favourite book (which hopefully stays true to the story), possible releases by your favourite authors and possible new writers making their mark on the world by acquiring the title of #1 New York Times Bestseller!
Every year the world of words brings captivating plots and more than perfect characters to brighten a reader’s life.
A famous quote says: “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
Here is a list of a few books to watch out for in the coming months:
1. Still Me – Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of After You, Me Before You, One Plus One, Silver Bay and other amazing novels and has sold millions of copies worldwide!
Her style of writing, although direct still keeps the reader’s attention through a well-executed expression of deep emotions and develops her characters as well, unafraid to show their flaws.
Still Me features the iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark. In the book, Louisa struggles to keep two sides of her world together, her old and new life.
2. The Monk of Mokha – Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers wrote the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.
His style of writing is remarkable and he changes the tone through each book giving the reader a wonderful depiction of his imagination often using humour, techniques of laying all of his truths on the table and sans the element of suspense.
The Monk of Mokha is an extraordinary true story of a young Yemeni American man, brought up in San Francisco who dreams of bringing back the ancient art of Yemeni coffee, exploring his own homeland, but finds himself in the midst of a civil war and trying to find a way out without leaving his people to die or sacrificing his dreams.
I got a chance to review these brilliant books. I can’t begin to express how wonderful these books made my journeys on the daily bus from NYC to DC.