THIS WEEK IN BOOKS – VOL.6

lipsy-thisweekinbooksWelcome to another episode of THIS WEEK IN BOOKS! Hosted by Lipsy (from LIPSYY LOST &  FOUND), this meme is a weekly roundup about our books. Thanks for hosting Lipsy! 🙂

I am also linking this post to WWW Wednesdays, now hosted by Sam of TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS.

So, here are my books this week – 

Currently reading 

I am currently reading The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. I picked up this book after I read a lot of good things about it in the blogosphere. Here is the cover & blurb of the book (both taken from Goodreads) –

husbands secret

From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.
My Darling Cecilia
If you’re reading this, then I’ve died . . .

Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret – something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick achieved it all – she’s an incredibly successful business woman, a pillar of her small community and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia – or each other – but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s devastating secret.

Finished reading 

I recently finished reading  Title is Untitled by Santosh AvvannavarKundan SrivastavaRaghunath Babu Are. I was quite disappointed with it because it was not able to live up to the promise made by the interesting blurb.  Anyways, here is the cover & blurb of the book (both taken from Goodreads)

title is untitled

To look at things like we’ve never looked at before – we present a unique book of facts blended with fiction to spread more awareness in our society. Facts about various problems in the present urban and rural societies of India are presented wrapped in fiction, like case studies to elaborate them.

Women of our country are often victims to most issues like rape, marital rape, prostitution, child marriage, child trafficking and others. Not to ignore the men who are also victims to women framing them in false cases of impotency and domestic violence. There are eleven chapters presented in this book which deal with different such cases – both men and women – and try to create a little awareness in our educated society.

The first chapter is a classic example of how many women are treated in our country, married off to older men or their own relatives at a very young age, hence deprived of education. Many women like Kamali are sold off in the name of marriage, only to be wronged and raped by their so-called husbands. The next two chapters showcase the myriad lusts and desires of women, only to be avenged later. Cheats and frauds are not gender-biased and this is reflected in ‘Ek Tha Kapoor’. We’d also like to take you back to 1957 in a superb case study of how people were wrongly framed during the freedom movement of India. Many such cases are still pending in the court of law.

The next three chapters provide some humour to the serious reader and let you loosen yourself while you read about relevant issues like Beggary and obtaining fake degrees. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy! Hence the dose of humour for your palate. The last chapter is bound to leave you in tears when you read about Ganga and how she had been trafficked into a brothel like thousands of other teen girls.

The question is – can we do something for them? We can at least be aware of the steps that lead to these sins and spread the awareness. We can try to stop people who sell young girls to brothels. We can stop marital rape in our own homes.

Will we do so? Or just read the book and keep it in the shelf with a sigh?

Reading next

I really have no idea!

So, this is what I have been up to in my bookish world this week. Do share about your reading this week in the comments section below. 🙂

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18 comments

  1. My mother-in-law loves Moriarty and we’re always buying her books as gifts for various holidays but I’ve never picked one up myself! I’m thinking it’s about time. Happy reading!

  2. Your list sounds interesting. Much better than mine anyway! 😛

    I finished re-reading Harry Potter 😀
    And now, I am re-reading a Jack Higgins… haven’t picked up anything new in quite some time now

  3. I read The Husband’s Secret a few months back and thought it was not a total letdown. Plenty of good things to at least encourage other people to read it–especially if you’re a fan of the author, which I am.
    Currently, I’m neck deep in Sara Gruen’s new novel At the Water’s Edge. Anything about Scotland and I’m thrilled.
    Cheers, Madhusmita!

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