You should read these five best books in this September.. See below the list of those 5 books and enjoy your September with these books :
James Gleick, Time Travel
The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book and an international sensation: The Time Machine. It was an era when a host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological: the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. James Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea that becomes part of contemporary culture—from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Jorge Luis Borges to Woody Allen. He investigates the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.
Ann Patchett, Commonwealth
In her brilliant new novel, Patchett, winner of the 2001 Orange Prize for Bel Canto, traces the consequences of one impulsive act on an American family over 50 years. She begins with a christening party for Fix and Beverly Keating’s second daughter, Franny. Bert Cousins, a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, shows up uninvited with a bottle of gin. By the end of the party, he has kissed Beverly. Two marriages end, and six children are unmoored, shifting back and forth among parents until the year tragedy strikes. In her twenties, Franny has an affair with an award-winning author and tells him her family’s secrets, which he reveals in a novel that then becomes a film. Patchett creates memorable, complex characters in this exploration of the reverberations of betrayal. (Credit: Harper)
John le Carré, The Pigeon Tunnel
John le Carré writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire, or visiting Rwanda’s museums of the unburied dead in the aftermath of the genocide, or celebrating New Year’s Eve with Yasser Arafat, or interviewing a German terrorist in her desert prison in the Negev, or watching Alec Guinness preparing for his role as George Smiley, or describing the female aid worker who inspired the main character in his The Constant Gardener, le Carré endows each happening with vividness and humour, now making us laugh out loud, now inviting us to think anew about events and people we believed we understood. Best of all, le Carré gives us a glimpse of a writer’s journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters.
Franz Kafka, Konundrum
This is a wonderful collection of Kafka’s short works as well as entries from his diaries and excerpts from some of his letters. Included is a version of his famous work, The Metamorphosis.
The interspersing of non-fiction entries was illuminating and interesting. If you love Kafka, must read this book.
Peter Ho Davies, The Fortunes
Sly, funny, intelligent, and artfully structured, The Fortunes, recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience.
Credits : BBC