Books to Read This Week in Lockdown

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The whole world is fighting the deadly pandemic and the best way to defeat the virus is staying at home. Governments across the world have enforced lockdown for weeks and in some cases even for months. While you are staying at home book buzzed presents the books to read this week.


1)    A Spark of Light by Jodi Piccoult:

The author of Small Great Things comes back with a daring effort named as A Spark of Light. A 15-year-old Wren is stuck inside a clinic which is in complete hostage by a gunman. The girl spends the next few of the tensest hours of her young life with other characters who are as shook as her: A woman who had come to abort her baby, a nurse trying to control her own fright to look after a wounded woman, a doctor who works because of his unimaginable fate, a disguised patient who is a protester and a disturbed individual, that is the gunman.


The plot is thrilling and the narrative is crisp and sharp, tracing its way into what exactly brought each one of these people in the clinic on that unfortunate day. Jodi is fearless and inspires the birth of many complicated yet accountable questions with the help of the book. How do we create equilibrium between a pregnant woman and the living embryo? What responsibilities do you need to have as a parent? Read the book and question yourself.


2)    The Muse of nightmares by Laini Taylor:

Tragedy unfolds and ergo, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One becomes the Deity and the other takes up to be the Demon. Soon they understand that they are under Minya’s hostage intended to take revenge against the Weep. Lazlo is kinder than ever, saves the love of his life and also others, as he is God. But is that the case with the Demon? Sarai has inevitably become the muse of nightmares that has revealed many deep tunnels of darkness so that she can discover what she is actually capable of.


This book contains all the beauty of the world absorbed in it. There is something quite vivid to be put into words about Laini’s writing. She has caressed the genres of fantasy and science fiction so gently that the reader will get accompanied into the story in minutes.


3)    Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami:

The Killing Commendatore revolves around a thirty-something portrait artist who is separated from his wife. He finds himself to be isolated on a hilltop home that belongs to another famous artist of the times, Tomohiko Amada. The real mystery begins to unfold when he investigates an old painting made by Amada named Killing Commendatore in the attic. He has to take a journey across all and many things unusual, which seem to be unconnected with each other but still are in some way.

Murakami hardly needs any introduction, and just like any other book of his, this one needs to be read and felt.


4)    Melmoth by Sarah Perry:

A masterly masterpiece, Melmoth is the story of two central characters; one is Helen Franklin, an English woman living as a translator in Prague. You will get a glimpse of her ascetic life and the reasons behind it when she opens the hidden box under her bed. The other character is Melmoth himself, yes, the Melmoth created by Charles Maturin in 1820. She is synonymous to loneliness and yearns for others to join her trail of eternal solitude. She gives her hand to all those who wish to follow her to the doom, all being the consequence of a malignant sin.


This book will be a great read and force you to look deeper into the eye of inevitable seclusion. Though a follow up of The Essex Serpent, Melmoth tends to stay in your bookish wit a bit longer.


5)    Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich:

A letter that was never meant to be open forces Evan Hansen to go to a situation that he doesn’t belong at all. All Evan has to do is to become the second son to the parents of the late Connor Murphy. His parents envisage Connor in Evan and take him with them to the other side of the town. Soon, Evan is pulled into the swirl of undesirable regret, anger, confusion, guilt and what not, just because of one formidable lie that he uttered, that the dead was once his close friend.

At its finest, Dear Evan Hansen is the ache of falling slave to life’s inevitable pits, dealing from disappointments to regrets to inhumane cruelty.