I am a lover of books and I love authors who make me want to read more of their books. I still can’t figure out which book I didn’t like but if there is ,then I’ve forgotten their names because they might have been so boring for me not to remember their titles.
One such author I love is J.K Rowling.
Her books can make you want to read more and more. I read her book series one after the other and loved them all. Let me give a brief summary on each .
I first read this book after a friend of mine introduced me to the author and kept saying her books are good. That motivated me you know.
The book starts on a sad note as a well known beautiful model is murdered in cold blood. Everyone says it’s suicide the police included. We get introduced to our main character Cormoran Strike who is a detective . He used to be a soldier in Afghanistan until his leg was blown up and he became an amputee. He also has a temporary assistant whose name is Robin and helps him in the office as he tries to deal with different cases.
Together the two look for ways that might lead them to the truth after John , the model’s brother reached them as he thinks her sister did not commit suicide. They dig deep and deeper into the matter at hand from close friends to colleagues and family and at the end of it all , they win and get the murderer to be the same John who came to them. He murdered her in cold blood because of jealousy. He felt that he was not loved as much as her other siblings yet they were all adopted.
It’s a thrilling read as you keep going eager to know what will happen next.
This takes a divergent turn as we get to know Cormoran Strike and Robin’s personal lives and history. Robin had been assaulted one time after school and this led to her leaving psychology degree unfinished. We are introduced to Cormoran’s childhood and how he grew up. Since they had won the models case, they became famous and some people are not happy with their work and one day they receive someone’s leg wrapped very well as a parcel. The book discussess several evil cases as this particular suspect keeps chopping people’s body parts and he enjoys doing it . He wanted Cormoran to be blamed and especially wanted to kill Robin. He goes following her day and night and on the fateful day he was caught, he tried murdering her but she succumbed to injuries and ended up in hospital .
This is scary but I loved reading it. The author makes you understand that it’s good to be safe and look around you every time you are somewhere. An enemy could be following you without your knowledge and may do an unexpected act to you , to your loved ones or those close to you.
Be on your watch .
Here we are introduced to a woman who reports that her husband has been missing for almost a week and his whereabouts are unknown but she suspect that he went to a writers party and give the name of the person who will pay the bill. Her husband is an author and he had finished writing a manuscript of the Silkworm when he disappeared. The two detectives again go questioning everyone , writers, family and colleagues. The body is found at a distant room in an awkward state. He dies just like one of the characters in his book dies at the end of the book. The murderer wanted us to believe that he killed himself but Cormoran Strike could not believe this and found the murderer at long last. This book helped me understand that as a writer there are publishers who might refuse to publish your work labeling it as shoddy until you get to limelight then everyone wants to publish your work. The author here suffered such as he was not a famous writer and had no favourites. He didn’t care about that and had other books that were doing just okay but not very well.
This takes place after Cormoran Strike’s detective business has expanded. He has also hired other people to help them with work. A boy who seems sick walks to his office one day and tells him that he saw a girl being killed when he was young. Most of the characters here love horses and some know a lot about them. We are introduced to politicians and their day to day fake promises. We also learn of Activism and how politicians manipulate the masses and try buying one activist who happens to be tough and sticks to his objectives. Towards the end, we learn a shocking truth and that the young girl that the boy thought he saw was actually a horse who had been shot and was buried. The author makes us understand that sometimes the murderers are the people who look very innocent and unsuspected . They live within us ,in our families and we discuss with them every detail of our lives, the ongoing investigations and they get hints.
I love JK Rowling’s books and would recommend them any day. They deal with murder cases, criminals, lawyers, police officers and how they can be bought to deny justice and that it’s good to hire a detective to dig into matters for you as they will leave no stone unturned. These books changed the way I see things and to date if I go somewhere I ensure that I know how the place looks like very well, I make note of any small thing that can be a lead. If I enter a room I study it carefully and ensure I know everyone that lives there just in case something happens that needs datailed information.
Another author I love so much is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I have read all her books except The thing around your neck. It’s in my list so I’ll read it soon.
This talks of how Africans move to America hoping to find a different kind of life only to be subjects of racism ,poor jobs, and a lot of suffering . They have to fake identities to get jobs and use different names at work place.
- We should all be feminists
This suggests that both male and female should welcome the idea of feminism . Feminists are not just women alone.
This one moved me to bits. It’s a letter written to Someone who wanted to raise a feminist child. Chimamanda writes to the mother and talks about teaching the child from a younger age not to differentiate between boys and girls as they play e.g guns are for boys and dolls are for girls . Instead she should teach her child that she can play with any kind of toy, play any kind of game and be proud of it.She also talks on gender neutral colours . She says that the theory that pink is for girls and blue is for boys is pure nonsense. She talks of how women change their names to the husband’s name after they get married and ask if men could do the same . Maybe the married couples should agree to use one name after they are married.
It was interesting and she also asks the woman not to pressure her daughter into marriage. Marriage cannot be taught or learnt. I loved the ideas in the book big time.
- Yesterday I cried by Iyanla Vanzant is another book I loved. I have just finished reading it and oh my this book is deep. You remember the article I wrote about You. The old you and the new you. This book inspired me to write about that. It talks of how you need to cry for every past mistake you made, cry for the person you were yesterday and forgive yourself for it was not your fault that things happed the way they did. Learn to love yourself first before someone loves you.
I can write about books until you get bored so let me leave it here.
I have a list of so many books that I have loved and I can’t write about all of them . These are enough for today.
See you tomorrow.