A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

This weekend I’ve rediscovered the pleasure of reading. I’ve experienced how incredible it feels to hear a character’s voice, smell the food on their table, walk the streets slightly behind them.

For those that haven’t read Khaled Hosseini‘s A Thousand Splendid Suns I urge you to do so. It’s shaken me from my reading rut and filled me with wonder. It’s magical to catch a glimpse of another world, and it’s reminded me that fiction can be transformational.

Reading it was an emotional journey so I’m not quite ready to get started on The Kite Runner, his first novel. Until then, any recommendations of what to read next?

3 thoughts on “A Thousand Splendid Suns

  1. thelondonyears

    Hi Carla! I definitely prefer “The Kite Runner” to “…Suns” – it’s a heavy but VERY good book. Some other great works of fiction:
    1. Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening”
    2. Y. Martel’s “The Life of Pi”
    3. K. Ishiguro’s “The Remains of the Day”
    4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun”
    5. Kaye Gibbons’s “A Virtuous Woman”
    6. Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Interpreter of Maladies”
    7. Gabriel Garcia-Marquez’s “Love in the Time of Cholera”
    8. Audrey Niffenegger’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife”
    9. “White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga

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