Book Club

Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code

It is fair to say I have spent most of my bachelor getting excited about the discoveries made about life. Most often the first phrase was ‘Brilliant!’ and the second one was ‘Why I haven’t come up with something like this before? With my high school knowledge I should have thought of this even if … Continue reading Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code

Genre: History, Science

The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

I cannot believe I have never heard of this book till this age. Being from Turkey, how I have missed this piece. There are many details in the beginning that makes you wonder why on earth he talks about all these things? You see later on why you needed to know them. Think about your … Continue reading The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

Genre: cultural, fiction, Turkish

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

I received this book as a birthday gift from my dear friend Kate. Thank you! I wish I could carve every letter of this book to my memory. I’ll try my best to remember it in the years to come, and cherish it. *Spoiler alert* My biggest fear is not to be able to take … Continue reading The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

Genre: contemporary, fiction, Psychological

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

… Not for me. The story was ok. An admirer of fiction from a very young age I could relate to the main character and her obsession with books. I have never been a person to recommend books on a personal basis unlike her. I would seldom tailor my recommendations to what you/him/her would like. … Continue reading The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Genre: contemporary women, fiction, romance

Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt

Good news first! this book shows you how much women at JPL struggled at the time. You can translate the problems at JPL to any other organisation. Why is that good news? Well, if there is a single soul left thinking sexism doesn’t exist, it should be pretty clear after reading the book. I enjoyed … Continue reading Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt

Genre: Biography, Feminism, History, Non-fiction

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I’m afraid to spoil the story, I will not say much; it was a wonderful book. In this book, men cry; men get upset and men love. Isn’t it wonderful to see that men are as emotional as women?

Genre: Epistolary, Young Adult

NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman

I haven’t read any literature on autism, I exempt scientific articles from this context. Any literature that is written by a neurotypical who is not the experimenter. Until this book. I came across a review on Nature. I said to myself ‘There were many days you dreamt of having the label autistic so that you could explain … Continue reading NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman

Genre: History, Non-fiction

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

If Jules Verne were to write about a war time, he would use a similar perspective: The importance of radio. But I don’t think the magic presented by Doerr is as striking as Verne’s. Maybe because I was a child when I read Verne, thus it’s me who lost the magic not the author. The war … Continue reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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