The Alice Network by Kate Quinn- Book Review

I am blown out of my mind. What a book, and what a story! Drama, female spy characters inspired by real life World War 1 and 2 heroines, mystery, road trips, adventure, feminism, rebelliousness, breaking out of stereotypes, heart break, pain, humour, hope, a delicious revenge- what more can one ask from a summer read?!Continue reading “The Alice Network by Kate Quinn- Book Review”

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakurni

This is the second time I have read a narration of the Mahabharata. I had grown up watching the older version of Mahabharata that was aired every Sunday morning on TV, in India. I remember being in awe of the show. We would watch it with my parents or grand parents eating yummy breakfast ofContinue reading “The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakurni”

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

So, before I start this review, I’d like to mention that this book should not have been a part of my ‘fun’ and ‘light read’ summer reading list ­čÖé The Hate You Give was one of the May/June read selections for the OSS book club on Goodreads. Am I glad I read this book? Yes.Continue reading “The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas”

10 ways to spot a book lover :D

We’ve all got our fetishes and things that we crave above all right? I’d like not to club our passion for reading in the same league as other addiction such as shopping, binging, drinking or doing narcotics, but the way we behave sure does have many common symptoms with these.. ahem. Thankfully, the saving graceContinue reading “10 ways to spot a book lover :D”

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

This is the first book from my summer reading list this year, and what a book to begin with!! If you don’t have time to read the rest of the post, then in short, I loved it! This is the kind of book that makes me fall in love with reading ­čÖé It was short,Continue reading “Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman”

Book Review: Two books in translation, two different perspectives

I just finished reading two books that were translated from other languages to English, and enjoyed both. However, the second one made me laugh and┬áresonated with me more than the first one. So, here are my thoughts on each book:) In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri- Translated from Italian to English (Translator: Ann Goldstein) IContinue reading “Book Review: Two books in translation, two different perspectives”

My First Summer Reading List- 2018!

I always loved reading, but lately, with my reading challenges and being a┬ámember of various book clubs online and in-life, and following bookish people on social media has made me realise that I am reading even more voraciously than ever! Which is actually great and I hope to keep up the pace- which is whereContinue reading “My First Summer Reading List- 2018!”

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Oh the summer days! I love them so much, especially here in the UK, where sunshine is so rare the rest of the year. Also, with all the summer reading guides I have been able to refer to and my own TBR list for the summer, I can’t wait to compile my Summer reading listContinue reading “Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness”

Book Review: All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr

How do you tell someone you love them or hate them, without telling them the reason why you feel that way? How to you admire or describe something, without giving away the nature of that thing? Can one be clinical about describing something that has touched one’s heart? I have all these questions in myContinue reading “Book Review: All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr”