What I’ve been Reading – Feb’20 edition

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The last few months have been fantastic for my reading habit. Once I got back to it, I found it easy to start and finish off books at the same pace as I used to when I was younger. But then earlier I didn’t have kids who tore off pages in apparent vengeance for having given birth to them.

Here are some of the gems I’ve read in the last month or so:

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

I had heard a lot about this book well before I read it. It’s an unusual romance, not quite a rom-com but slightly more serious than that. I don’t read pure romance novels usually, so it was quite a change for me. I found it had more adult content than I expected it to have, but in retrospect this is one of those where it was absolutely needed, because of the heroine’s character.

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Another one that I had read rave reviews about but never got around to until it was almost too late. This delightful historical mystery set in 1920s Bombay, featuring Perveen Mistry who aims to be India’s first woman lawyer, is easy to read but at the same time has wonderful writing. The mystery is somewhat simple but the story of the young woman and her intelligence and determination more than makes up for it. I am eagerly looking forward to reading the author’s next book in this series.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Best book ever. Enough said.

The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time by David A. Vise

Being a techie, it would be unforgivable if I didn’t read the stories of the companies behind the innovations that drive our online lives today. The Google Story is worth knowing about and springs more surprises than I thought of. For example, I never knew that Sergey Brin and Larry Page wanted to license their search technology to Altavista who rejected it. This is one of my current reads and I hope to finish it soon.

The Creativity Book: A Year’s Worth of Inspiration and Guidance by Eric Maisel

A writer friend inspired me to attempt this book full of exercises meant to guide the creative soul. I had already tried The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and so I was prepared to tackle this one too. I am working my way through this and as expected it will end only when the year does 🙂

What have you been reading? Any particular books you would like to recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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