November-December Book, Pick Your Book :)Hey sorry for super late post, I know I’m terrible mod.
Anyway I decide to prolong our reading timeline to two month instead of one. So we gonna read this book for November and December. And because I’m so terribly late, I pick three book to accompany you in this winter, and you can pick one that you like the best to read (or you can pick two or all three, whichever suit you best ^_^ )
I hope you like my picks. Here they are
- I Shall Not Hate - Izzeldin Abuelaish
Heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is a Palestinian doctor's inspiring account of his extraordinary life, growing up in poverty but determined to treat his patients in Gaza and Israel regardless of their ethnic origin. A London University- and Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza ***** and 'who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians' (New York Times), Abuelaish is an infertility specialist who lives in Gaza but works in Israel. On the ***** of land he calls home (where 1.5 million Gazan refugees are crammed into a few square miles) the Gaza doctor has been crossing the lines in the sand that divide Israelis and Palestinians for most of his life - as a physician who treats patients on both sides of the line, as a humanitarian who sees the need for improved health and education for women as the way forward in the Middle East. And, most recently, as the father whose three daughters were killed by Israeli shells on 16 January 2009, during Israel's incursion into the Gaza *****. It was his response to this tragedy that made news and won him humanitarian awards around the world. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, Izzeldin Abuelaish called for the people in the region to start talking to each other. His deepest hope is that his daughters will be 'the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis'.
How can you not love its title?? I want to read this book for so long. Heartbreaking side of the war. I think this book would be great piece to read, and hopefully we can learn something from it.
2. Home Front - Kristin Hannah
From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid dependable marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore. But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way. They are unhappy and edging towards divorce. Then the Iraq war starts and an unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm's way and leaving the other at home, waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war on a single American family, 'Home Front' is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honor, loss, forgiveness and the elusive nature of love.
Another book about other side of war. I never read Kristin Hannah’s book before, so I don’t know about her writing, but she got a lot of great review. And the premise sound promising.
3. Gift-Cecelia Ahern
If You Could Wish For One Gift This Christmas, What Would It Be? Everyday Lou Suffern Battled With The Clock. He Always Had Two Places To Be At The Same Time. He Always Had Two Things To Do At Once. When Asleep He Dreamed. In Between Dreams, He Ran Through The Events Of The Day While Making Plans For The Next. When At Home With His Wife And Family, His Mind Was Always Someplace Else. On His Way Into Work One Early Winter Morning, Lou Meets Gabe, A Homeless Man Sitting Outside The Office Building. Intrigued By Him And On Discovering That He Could Also Be Very Useful To Have Around, Lou Gets Gabe A Job In The Post Room. But Soon Lou Begins To Regret Helping Gabe. His Very Presence Unsettles Lou And How Does Gabe Appear To Be In Two Places At The Same Time? As Christmas Draws Closer, Lou Starts To Understand The Value Of Time. He Sees What Is Truly Important In Life Yet At The Same Time He Learns The Harshest Lesson Of All. This Is A Story About People Who Not Unlike Parcels Hide Secrets. They Cover Themselves In la
This one not related to war, okay maybe about war with time.I like the premise and I can relate with the main character with his need to do too many things, and too little times. I think this would be great Christmas book J
So those are our November-December books. Pick one you find most intriguing for you, pm me and I’ll send you link to download. I Shall Not Hate is my priority for this month, but I also gonna read the other two if I have spare times.
Hope you enjoy it and happy reading!!!
charmingpurple 22-25, F 0 Nov 18, 2012