I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon – Book Review

I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon     This was the last book of my summer reading challenge, and I’m so happy I achieved my summer reading goal this year!! woo hoo! I read a lot of interesting books this summer and I think overall, it was a good summer of reading 🙂 If youContinue reading “I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon – Book Review”

Convenience Store Woman – Book Review

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Translated from Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori) What is the definition of normal? Who defines what is needed to be an acceptable part of the society? Who defines what is happiness? And is your normal my normal? These were some of the things that I thought about when IContinue reading “Convenience Store Woman – Book Review”

The Widows of Malabar Hill- Book Review

Book: The Widows of Malabar Hill (read the kindle version) Author: Sujata Massey Another refreshing book suggested by Anne Bogel on her blog- Modern Mrs Darcy:) I had added this to my summer reading list and so glad to have read it. Yesterday on 15th August, we celebrated the Indian Independence Day, and it wasContinue reading “The Widows of Malabar Hill- Book Review”

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – A book review

My fingers are trembling right now. I literally just finished reading this book. And I can’t explain how I’m feeling right now. I haven’t felt like this in a long time. It is a sort of adrenaline rush that is similar to how I feel after watching a particularly scary movie, with an ending thatContinue reading “The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – A book review”

A War Tattooist, A Young Poet, A Gryffindor-ean, and a Geeky Cinderella

Now, to follow up on the heading of this post- what is common amongst all the people I mentioned above? Choose from the options below: A) They’re characters from the books I read last week B) Some are fictional and some are real people! C) But everyone is awesome in their own way D) AllContinue reading “A War Tattooist, A Young Poet, A Gryffindor-ean, and a Geeky Cinderella”

Reading romances – Fangirl & When Dimple met Rishi

I’m back from my long vacation and decided that instead of bombarding everyone with multiple posts, written days apart, I will just combine the two recent books I finished before and during the vacation into a single post, and write a separate one this week on my travelogue 🙂 I used to be a romanceContinue reading “Reading romances – Fangirl & When Dimple met Rishi”

Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Book Review

How awesome is it that I read this book during the Pride month, without even being aware this was LGBT celebration month?! I found out when I mentioned to a pen pal that I read this book and she said, she had been reading a lot of LGBT themed books to celebrate this month, soContinue reading “Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Book Review”

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 🙂 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”