For those of you who know me, you’d know there’s two things I absolutely cannot live without, one being coffee and the second… *drum roll*.. you guessed it… books!
I must admit, I’ve not been able to read as much as I would have liked in the recent past, however my move to Spain and all this free time has led me to my first love again. A few days ago, I popped into my local library for the first time and to my surprise, set my eyes on a book by Khaled Hosseini on the shelf. I cannot believe I had not come across it earlier. How on earth did I miss it?! I guess as the saying goes better late than never!
Khaled Hosseini is one of my favourite authors. I’ve read his two previous books, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns and they have been very gripping. All the books are set in Afghanistan as a backdrop and describe the emotional and turmoil relationship between each of the characters. I believe the author uses a lot of his real life experiences into his writing. If you haven’t read any of Khaled Hosseini’s books, I would highly recommend. Better still, the Kite Runner has been adapted into a film and is worth watching!
So, the book that I picked up is called “And the Mountains Echoed”, I’m almost half way through and cannot wait to complete it. It’s a very easy to read book and that’s one thing I really enjoy about Hosseini’s style of writing. They make a good holiday read too.
I wish Hosseini would write a lot more, I believe he’s written three books till date and because the storyline of each book is so fascinating and gripping, I really wish he would write one every year.. (I know, I know I’m sounding very greedy now!) Ha!
P.s the above pic I took is of a Khaled Hosseini book, a rose gold Swarovski crystal pen and a beautiful crisp leaf I picked up outside of our apartment 🍁