The Mondays Musts is a feature by Jessica @ Lovin’ los Libros! Every Monday, you post about your must read, must listen, and must see.
“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”
Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.
Description taken from Goodreads.
Read this all the way through for the first time and was so blown away. I remember hearing about this novel on and off as I was growing up, and it deserves all of its praise and hype. Review to come!
Choosing the audio over the music video because the music video does zero justice to the music and the story of the song. As time has gone by, I’ve come to respect P!NK more and more for her ability to be punk and retain her sound but still be true to herself, her life, and the story she needs to tell. I’ve been hooked on Beautiful Trauma since I first heard it a few days ago, (this and Better Life). The rest of the album doesn’t hit me as hard, but overall, I feel like this is such a mature album for P!NK, that she’s really taking her fans on a journey with her. Great comeback album.
I read webtoons periodically (thanks to my brother), and my recent favorite has been Safely Endangered. It’s pretty dark, but it’s also hilarious and really clever. It doesn’t tend to follow a storyline, but it does have different mini-series within it that follow the same theme or idea.
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