'I like to read books I can relate to'

I like to read books I can relate to

PR Account Manager at AllDetails Middle East, Jinith Joy, shares her favourite reads

Published: Fri 3 Aug 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Aug 2018, 2:00 AM

What are you reading now?
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger. I picked up the book during a recent holiday. It's a spin off of The Devil Wears Prada and revolves around Emily (the other assistant played by Emily Blunt in the movie) being an image consultant - very similar to what I do. I like to read books I can relate to. I also picked up Desperate in Dubai by the Emirati author Ameera Al Hakawati but haven't had time to start it yet.
What are the books that changed your life and shaped your outlook?
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a **** by Mark Manson. The book helped me to look at life in a more positive way and to accept that it's okay for things to go wrong. There is no point stressing about a situation in the future or something you have no control over. We live in a stressful world and sometimes we need to be reminded to enjoy life instead of worrying constantly.

Most memorable literary character (and why)?
Sarah from Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald! The book revolves around a woman who visits India on a vacation and writes about her impressions and experiences. The book is so dramatic yet at times relatable as an Indian. Every time I am on a holiday in India, I think about this book.
A book you think is underrated.
This might be a little clichéd, but I am a big fan of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. I remember reading the series during my university days and being in love with Jacob! Her writing is imaginative, and the series was a real page-turner.
Your favourite book quote.
I have a few favourites, but my all-time favourite has to be from The Alchemist where Paulo Coelho writes, "And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." I truly believe in this as I have experienced it myself.
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