1. The Ministry of utmost happiness by Arunhdati Roy (photo: books.google.com,www.facebook.com/ArundhatiRoyAuthor)- Author of the popular novel “God of Little Things” this time has achieved great success. With the book The Ministry of utmost Happiness she won the Booker prize. The novel is an adventure-travel one and delights us the beautiful Indian subcontinent. Let’s look at the characters, the heroes of the novel who give us their stories with love and hope that everything in life can be better and worse. The author puts a special note on the disadvantaged and neglected, who, after their own difficulties in life, re-emerges as “the Phoenix of Ashes” and continue their struggle for a normal life. We get familiar with almost all of India, New Delhi, beautiful Kashmir through authoritative imagery.
2. The perfect girlfriend by Karen Hamilton (https://www.karenhamiltonwriter.com/)-Psycho Thriller, author’s debut novel
The chief protagonist of the novel is the unusual Elizabeth Juliette Lily Price, a little sociopath in her own way.
Juliette wants to return the former boyfriend Nate and let him know that he can be his dream woman. He plans to change himself and become perfect for Nate. She begins to work all over again, learn to drive a car, attend a stewardess course, take life in her hands, and follow every Nate’s step. Occasionally he went to his apartment when Nate was not home. Juliette has his reasons for doing all this, wielding roots from a distant but tragic past. She just wants to belong to someone, to love and be loved.
3. Bear Town by Fredrik Backman (Fredrikbackmanbooks.com)- The third novel by Swedish author Backman. This is a touching emotion-packed life story in a small community whose main theme is hockey sports and the problems that bring life to small communities. For the Medved City residents, hockey is more than life.
Roman follows Peter, who returned from Canada, where he was a big star of NHL. In Medvedgrad he becomes the chief manager of the hockey club.
This novel has nominations for several significant literary awards, the Swedish book of the year and the German reader Leserpreis award for the best fiction work. Also, the Goodreads portal included a novel in the book selection of the year.
4. „Two lives“ by Vikram Seth (Non-fiction)-Overview
When her German-Jewish family decided to take in Shanti Behari Seth as their lodger, Henny’s first reaction was, ‘Don’t take the black man!’ But an unlikely friendship soon flowered between the gentle Indian studying medicine and the tall, attractive young woman in 1930s Berlin. Then Hitler came to power, Shanti migrated to Britain and the low thunder of war began to sound over Europe. With just a month before war broke, Henny fled to London as a refugee. Waiting for her at Victoria Station was Shanti. In Two Lives, their great-nephew Vikram Seth weaves together the extraordinary love story of the pair; their friendship, slow courtship and union; of Shanti’s experiences during the war and Henny’s tragic hunt for her family. And in telling their story, he brings vividly alive the great forces of history that shaped their two lives. Profoundly moving, deeply humane and superbly written, Two Lives is a masterful book from one of our greatest storytellers.
5. Midnight’s children by Ahmed Salman Rushdie-Controversial world well-known author in this book deals with India’s transition from British colonialism to independence and the partition of British India. The novel is considered as an example of postcolonial, postmodern, and magical realist literature.
The main character is Saleem Sinai who tells us the story which is set in the context of actual historical events. The style of preserving history with fictional accounts is self-reflexive.
Midnight’s Children won both the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1981.It was awarded the “Booker of Bookers” Prize and the best all-time prize winners in 1993 and 2008 to celebrate the Booker Prize 25th and 40th anniversary.In 2003, the novel was listed on the BBC’s The Big Read poll of the UK’s “best-loved novels”.It was also added to the list of Great Books of the 20th Century, published by Penguin Books.
6. Hippie by Paulo Coelho (www.paulocoehloblog.com)- Hippie is a new novel by Coelho. This is the story a Brazilian young man Paul who has goat’s beard and long hair, who wants to become a writer and travels for the deeper meaning of his life. He first goes to the famous “Death Machine” in Bolivia, then in Peru, hitchhiking through Chile and Argentina, and finally arrives in Amsterdam, full of young people wearing colorful clothes and falling smelly sticks, meditating and playing with music while talking about sexual liberties , spreading awareness.In Amsterdam, he joins Dutch Holocaust, who finds an ideal hymn to accompany him on the famous hippie pilgrimage to Nepal. They travel by “Magical bus” traveling through Europe and Central Asia through Istanbul. The author Coelho uses his rich life experience,and is back in time to revive the dreams of his hippie generation who was craving for peace and dared to challenge the established social order.