By: Screen Weekly, IndiaFM
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Beauty with brains, Dia Mirza is a self-confessed book worm...here are the books that make her best reads
Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree
"Children's book that is the most enchanting book ever... with all those funny lands arriving on top of the Faraway Tree heads the list of my all time favourite books."
Che Guevara's The Motorcycle Diaries
"This autobiographical book is about Guevara's travels through South America on a 1939 Norton 500 motorcycle. His first expedition around, in which he details the role and life of natives including mine workers and persecuted fleeing their homes. The book concludes Che's declaration to fight and die for the cause of the people in Latin America. It is a revolutionary book."
Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees
"In this gem of a first novel, Sue Monk Kidd creates a bee farm in Tiburon,USA and its eccentric yet endearing inhabitants, the black Boatwright sisters known as 'calendar girls' as their names go - May, June, and August. The main character, Lily Owens, is a fourteen-year-old white runaway who finds safe haven with these nurturing honey-producing women as she tries to escape a violent father and confused, haunting memories of her past. Lily encounters a world of strong women who embrace her and mother, her back to life and a future of promise and hope. I recommend it to every female reader."
Benazir Bhutto's Daughter of the East
"This is the extraordinary life story of Pakistan's first woman Prime Minister, I find it so inspiring that I keep going back to it all the time."
Complete works of Philip Roth
"American novelist Roth is perhaps best known for his 1959 collection Goodbye, Columbus , his 1969 novel Portnoy's Complaint, and for his late-'90s trilogy of the Pulitzer Prize -winning American Pastoral (1997), I Married a Communist (1998), and The Human Stain (2000). All his works are totally endearing."