A-Z Book List: Z for Zero

The final letter of the Alphabet series and I haven’t read any book that has a title that starts with this letter too. At least I have a book in the ‘to be read’ series in Goodreads that is related.

Name: Zero Day by David Baldacci

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Suspense, Thriller, Fiction, Action, Adventure

You have no idea how long this book has been there in the want-to-read list. I have no clue why I haven’t got any of his books yet. They belong to my favorite genre too. I am not sure if the books being war related stories that is stopping me. I have never been too fond of those. That is why I haven’t read Tom Clancy’s books (very political) except for one, I believe. I haven’t read much of John Girisham too. But yeah, hopefully one day I do hope to cover all these author’s and try and get a handle on these war based, political drama’s. But until then, it will be on my want-to-read list.

Do you have any suggestions for any other book that starts with this alphabet? Don’t forget to drop in the name of the book.

Finally, I have completed my A-Z Book series successfully and in time too, before the April’s A-Z challenge can start 😉 All the very best for the bloggers who are taking part in the challenge and I will definitely try and check out some of the posts from time to time. Good luck y’all.

PS: Check out the rest of the A-Z Book list here

A-Z Book List: Y for Yellow

Another of those alphabets where I haven’t read any book starting with that letter. So I am going to go again with the book that I would like to read.

Name: The Yellow Wall Paper by  Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elaine Hedges

Genre: Horror, Psychology, Short Stories, Fiction, Classics

I remembered this because I saw a trailer for a movie with the same name or did I see it while I was browsing through the list of movies to pick and watch? I don’t remember now. But this name stuck with me. Found out that it was a 2012 movie which is based on this short story about a woman’s decline into mental illness. I haven’t read the story, just the synopsis, but that itself is enough to tell you that it can be very dreary and sad. These kind of stories always makes me sad. There are very mixed reviews for the movie. But the Goodreads has a very good rating for the book. I guess I should be in a particular mood to go through these kind of stories and not feel depressed at the end.

Let me see when I get the time to get around to it. If you have read this short story, do drop in your views or links to your views in the comments. Or if you have any other book starting with this alphabet that you have read and have enjoyed, please let me know of that too. Might come in handy next time 😉

PS: Check out the rest of the A-Z Book list here

A-Z Book List: X for X

When one of my close friends moved to another country he left all his books with me. And most of his books were from the authors Issac Asimov and Terry Pratchett. I haven’t read any books belonging to these authors, ever. Primary reason: Science fiction. I am not even interested in those movies in the first place. But he was trying to convince me to give it a try and read a couple of Issac Asimov and then judge. Same with Terry Pratchett. Too geeky for me I guess. But now that I don’t have a book that I have read whose title starts with the letter X, I guess I would go with one of Issac Asimov’s which I have with me, but haven’t read.

Name: X stands for Unknown by Isaac Asimov

Genre: Non-fiction, Essay, Science

It is an essay. Now  I am sure I am going to have this with me for ever and not read a single line. But to be honest, it wouldn’t kill me to try and read it. But again, I should get into that zone to even try that. It is a non-fiction and mostly related to science. Hmm.. (sigh) Why aren’t there any books which are starting with the letter X. Do you know of one which is fiction and which is also good? Let me know.

PS: Check out the rest of the A-Z Book list here

A-Z Book List: W for Who

Nope, not Dr. Who but the pronoun Who. Yes. Let’s directly jump to the book now, shall we?

Name: Who moved My Cheese? by  Spencer Johnson, Kenneth H. Blanchard

Genre: Philosophy, Psychology, Management, Self-Help, Inspirational

As you can see in the below photograph (taken from my phone) that this book was bought on October 8th, 2002. Almost 14 years ago, when I was still new to the working environment.

It is about Life, Work and how to cope up with changes. It is just about 96 pages in the volume. Very small indeed. If we had cheese in the story, we should have mice in them too. Well, we surely do in this one. If you don’t really want to read the book but wanted to know what it says (along with the story), just read the Wikipedia and you can be done with it. It is mostly about expecting changes, being prepared for it, and be willing to go through with it. I have no idea why I bought this book then. Maybe because it was a very popular one and everyone was talking about it and it was cheaper and smaller? But I did enjoy it when I read it. I am not a person who will read all these self-help books. Makes me sleep, those books. But this one was a cool one. If you get a chance just go through it. Hardly takes about a few minutes or maybe an hour max.

PS: Check out the rest of the A-Z Book list here

A-Z Book List: V for Vision

This author’s books are one that are available in abundance. They all belong to Romance and in some cases romantic suspense even. I have with me lots of her books but haven’t read them all. I used to when I was using my IPad earlier. But with Kindle Unlimited, I somehow have ventured towards Mystery, Thrillers, and Crime again with very less of Romance in between. They are always an HEA (Happy Ever After) books with a feel good tone to it. Almost like your Harlequin books.

Over to the book now. Name:

Name: Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction, Fiction

This is the first book in the Bride Quartet series and yes, as the name suggests there are four books in this series. They all belong to four female friends and how they end up meeting the love of their lives. It was definitely a very quick read. And I read the whole series to get my mind off the work and the stress that comes with it. I don’t really have to think too much about these stories. The romance is always very sweet. Sometimes too sweet to digest too. But hey, that is what I look for when I pick up these books. So it wasn’t a complaint. Just stating the facts. I am not a big fan of Nora Roberts (not that she needs any more fans that she already has) but I pick up her books when I don’t have anything else available and I really really need read a book to relax. I would always pick a book over watching the TV. I gave all the series 3 stars because well, I wasn’t sure how to give 2.5 in Goodreads, so went with 3.

 

PS: Check out the rest of the A-Z Book list here

 

I know I will be away today, but didn’t want to miss this post, so had this written yesterday night and scheduled for today.