- Title: A Year Of Wednesdays
- Author: Sonia Bahl
- Genre: Fiction
- Publishing Date: March 1, 2019
- Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
- Content Trigger: Swear words
- Age Recommendation: 17+
- My Rating: 5/5 stars
*NOTE: I am extremely grateful to Fingerprint! Publishing for sending me this book. However, this does not at all hinder my honest opinions regarding the book. This is a spoiler-free review. All opinions are solely mine.
Seat 7A and Seat 7B in the flight from New Delhi to New York are occupied by two strangers- a mom of two with “drool-stained-sweater-and-ordinary-aspirations” and a guy from Wall Street who would prefer bathing in money over anything. Both are poles apart and do not have any desire to change that. Of course, this is evident from the endless discussions that they dive into during the fifteen hour journey. But, that’s it. On stepping out from the plane, neither one looks back or has any contact information of the other. Guess what? They don’t even know each others’ names. They were two strangers who met and talked and bounced back to their poles-apart lives. Or did they?
Even though meeting in person ever again does not cross their minds, they remain connected via some extraordinary line of connection. But, how and why? You need to read the book to know the beautiful story that will surely bind you but also set you free.
Written in first person with two perspectives, ‘A Year Of Wednesdays’ by Sonia Bahl is a very thought-provoking book that teaches you and enlightens you to such a high extent that you refuse to give this new-found perspective away. The feelings portrayed are so intricate and meaningful with the air of not-everything-needs-to-be-backed-up-with-evidence. It is an emotional read that empowers you, grows you, grows into you.
What I love the most about this book is that it focuses on the truest form of friendship and doesn’t try to meddle with the delicate boundary of it. All the characters are worth falling in love with. From Riz to Azad, each character is a bunch of beautiful experiences. The author has made use of vocabulary that brings out the emotions in their truest forms. If curse words are not a trigger for you, do pick it up! Oh, and the cover! Love it to bits.
The book does feel like it is dragging a bit towards the middle of it but, I consider it important for the huge impact that it has in the end.
I definitely recommend it to those who like to look at the stars and admire the moon, to those who like a flower but don’t pluck it, to those who like the air brush past them and have the rain embrace them. This is a book for all those who are looking forward to read something that is unique and beyond the clutches of the cliché.
This book has made me fall in love with Wednesdays and dashes.
“My favourite day is Wednesday. It’s not the start of the week. It’s not a flamboyant Friday. It’s not the revered weekend. And yet, this humble mid-week day has this halo around it. I feel like nothing bad can ever happen on a Wednesday.”
~Sonia Bahl, A Year Of Wednesdays
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