Children’s Classics

Top five books of 2016

Top five books of 2016

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Here is a very, very late post on the five best books I read in 2016. This is a post I’ve been sitting on for the past couple of weeks. The reason being I wanted to make a top ten post (which is what I usually do). But 2016 was mainly a year of a lot of escapist reading, and while I enjoyed quite a few of them (Cassandra Clare, Robert Galbraith, a ton of Indian fiction), I didn’t really feel that they were that great enough to be on a top ten list.

And so, here’s a top five. But the books mentioned here, I loved, as in I really, really loved, and would read again in a heartbeat.

My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals

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I first read My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell as a pre-teen, just when I was beginning to leave my childhood infatuation with animals (and dreams of becoming a vet) behind, and moving onto more adult pleasures – like makeup, fashion magazines, and romance novels.

At that time, reading this book extended my childhood for a few more months I think before I fully tumbled into teen-hood. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that when I saw this book in the library recently, I happily picked it up again for a reread.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where ...

Online Book Shopping at #Bookle

Online Book Shopping at #Bookle

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A couple of weeks back, Snubnose got the most wonderful surprise, just a couple of days before her birthday.

She had hurt her leg pretty badly falling off her cycle and was sitting at home moping about how her hurt left leg wouldn’t allow her to dance at her birthday party coming on the weekend.

Just when I was beginning to get exasperated with her theatrics, the bell rang.

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books with Diverse Characters

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books with Diverse Characters

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list top ten books that feature diverse characters.

When I first saw the topic for this week, I thought I’d totally nailed it, and that I would be able to finish this tag within minutes. However, I was quite dismayed when I saw the final list. It doesn’t seem as diverse as I thought.

Top Five Children’s Classics of All Time

Top Five Children’s Classics of All Time

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Reading with your children from an early age can put them years ahead in their education before ...