A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

“Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always”

Happy new month Bookies!

Can you believe how far the year has gone? I still find it difficult to believe it’s November already!

The book of the month this November is one of the best books I have read so far this year, A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini.

This book follows the story of 2 women Mariam and Laila. Born a generation apart, Marian and Laila’s lives intersect when Laila becomes a second wife to Mariam’s husband. Readers follow the journies of these women from childhood, to marriage, rivalry, and then to the amazing friendship and kinship they develop a few years after their lives intersect,  all within the context of war in Afghan and the start of the Taliban rule. This books explores themes like women’s right, domestic abuse, war, life under the Taliban, infertility, motherhood, female friendships, kinship and so many more.

I love how Khaled Hosseini weaves his words and makes you recognize the humanity of people that live in war torn countries, the humanity of women dealing with abuse, the sacrifices mothers make for their children… It’s how the characters come to life and touch a special place in your heart and stay with you long after you are done reading the book.

I loved this book. And if I can tell you one thing, it is that Khaled Hosseini knows how to make me cry, so better have your tissues handy for this one as it is surely a tear jerker.

As usual, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section, I look forward to reading them!

Catch y’all next month!

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