My TBR for ‘The Coffee Readathon’ – Updated with books I actually read :)

Joining in on readathons with like minded and really cool readers is a great way to enjoy and get more from your reading life. One of my friends Jayati is hosting ‘The Coffee Readathon‘, and since I love my coffee, I thought this was a cool way to read all the books I’ve been receiving as part of my pre-orders and recent orders! If you’re interested in joining in, check out the details of the readathon here πŸ™‚ I do hope you join in. The more, the merrier!

So here’s my TBR (proposed TBR) for the prompts of the Readathon. I’ll write a wrap up post at the end of September to see if I managed to read all the books I’ve listed, or changed any, or read more or less πŸ™‚

Update: I read 6 out of 7 books and here’s my updated coffee reward card!! woo hoo!

LATTE:Β Lattes being the most popular coffee drink, read a hyped bookΒ 

Update: I read The Poppy War and it was my favorite read of the month! Review here

ICED COFFEE: A summer read and Iced Coffee is the perfect combination!

Update: I actually didn’t end up reading either of these books for this prompt. Instead I read Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately the milk, for this prompt πŸ™‚

TURKISH COFFEE: A traditional coffee with special preparation, read a book written by an author of middle eastern origin

Update: Oh I loved this book so much! This was my feel good read and recommendation for the month πŸ™‚ Review here.

ESPRESSO ROMANO: A coffee with a lemon flavour, read a book with a unique plot

Update: My first Marie Lu book and I enjoyed this re-imagined fictional account of the Mozart siblings. Review here.

CAFE CREMA: Uncommon in cafe menus, read a book with less than 750 ratings on Goodreads 

Update: This was the prompt I couldn’t finish and I’m bummed about that. But hopefully I’ll get to read this book soon πŸ™‚

CAFE CON LECHE: Common drink in the hispanic communities around the world, read a book written by a Latinx author 

Update: I really wanted to read Cemetery Boys but I kept waiting for the physical copy to be available and then it was too late and then I realised I already have a copy of Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, so I read that instead and loved it. Review here.

VIETNAMESE  ICED COFFEE: An Asian invention, read a book set in Asia

Update: What a brilliant translated work of non fiction drama. Highly recommend it to all feminists. Review here.

So, what do you guys think of my list? Are any of these books in your list too? I think I might stick to this list more or less since I have copies of most of these books already, unless I get influenced by other readers and pick up something else πŸ˜€

I also think this will be all of my September reading too and it’ll take a miracle and some magic to get me the time to read all of these books but I really do want to read all of these books!! πŸ™‚ So excited for September!

A Burning by Megha Majumdar – Thoughts

Bookish Discussion:

Keeping in form with my change of review style, here’s my first question to readers. What do you call a genre that is fiction, but could also be non-fiction. That sounds dystopian, but is also a reality? Have you read such a book and shuddered?

Thoughts on ‘A Burning’:

A Burning by Megha Majumdar – a debut novel by a POC author, was the book club pick by Books On Toast’s online book club, for the month of August. I bought this beautiful edition of the book from an independent book seller online. And when I settled into reading this book, I felt quite satisfied with myself for having checked off a lot of boxes and being a responsible reader. Until I finished the book, and felt gut-punched.

The story revolves around three protagonists – Jivan – the Muslim girl who is jailed for allegedly being in arms with terrorists, Lovely – a transgender (Hijra in colloquial term) who wants to make it big as an actress and PT Sir – A physical education teacher in an all girl’s school who has nationalistic traits and dreams of a better life. A spur of the moment, innocent comment on Facebook by Jivan, spurs a series of events that brings these three characters together, and through Megha’s extremely easy going narrative style, we follow the lives and decisions of the three characters.

I do have to warn readers about some trigger warnings – regarding murder and rape. These are not graphic, but they’re a part of the larger narrative. At the core of the story is the ongoing discrimination that is present today with regards to Islamophobia and how easy it is to ‘catch a criminal’ via social media. Even while reading the book, and writing this review, I feel afraid of being monitored by someone who might not like what I’ve written. People might think that because I liked a book that talks about the most sensitive subject in the country, I’m against the country or have anti-nationalistic sentiments. In a time when we are seeing clear polarisation of views and have leaders who bank on this religious polarisation, drawing a leaf from historic tactics like divide and rule, it is important that such books are written and published and read and appreciated.

It is important that readers like us read such books and acknowledge that what is written is actually not fiction, but has happened, multiple times in the country. And nothing ever changes. What will it take to change such injustice in the world? What will it take for leaders to stop using religion and poverty to gain power? I absolutely loved this book, which was quite similar in its messaging, as another favorite this year – Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, which was also a debut. This is not a happy book though. So please pick this up, only if you’re in a frame of mind where you can digest and accept the hidden truth within the story in this book.

Another 5/5 rated book for me! πŸ™‚

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – Thoughts

Book Discussion:

How did you find The Testaments in comparison to The Handmaid’s Tale? I really respect Margaret Atwood as an author and I do think she deserved the Booker Award. But I just wish she had been awarded that for The Handmaid’s Tale instead of The Testaments.

Thoughts on The Testaments:

I was debating between a 3 and a 4 star rating for the sequel for The Handmaid’s Tale. I wanted to give the book a 4 star because I was a fan of The Handmaid’s Tale and really like Margaret Atwood’s style of writing and the audiobook narration was absolutely superb. But the story..well, if I’m honest, there is nothing new to the story than what we already knew from The Handmaid’s Tale.

I felt that as Margaret Atwood herself mentions in the end credits, this book was written as an afterthought, to answer all the fan’s questions from The Handmaid’s Tale. As a dedication to the fans and readers of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Narrated by: Margaret Atwood, Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman, Derek Jacobi, Tantoo Cardinal

The story takes a look at some pertinent questions that was in all our minds at the end of the first book. What happens to Offred? What happens to Gilead?Β Who started the May Day operation and who was their source? You get some pre-story too. How the first aunts came into being. How Ardua Hall came into being. I actually really enjoyed all the parts that were narrated by Aunt Lydia’s character. But other than her, I felt like the remaining characters were about average. I couldn’t feel their pain or their fear. Maybe Becca/Aunt Immortal was another exception in this regards.

I enjoyed it nevertheless, but to truly enjoy The Testaments, I think you need to read The Handmaid’s Tale first and read The Testaments as a supplementary book, to help you get some closure to the horror from the previous book.

I read both The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments on audiobook and I highly recommend it on audiobooks since I really loved all the narration by the actors, that help you really get immersed in the story which makes it very believable.

Exhalation by Ted Chiang – Thoughts

I’m going to start my book reviews or thoughts on the books I’ve read recently, in a slightly different way. Just trying out a different format for my review blogs. I decided to start with the book related discussion questions with you guys first, and then follow it up with my thoughts on the book. So if you like, you can completely skip the rest of the post and just read the discussion questions or give me suggestions on the same.

Book discussion:

Do you read anthologies usually? What is a recent collection of stories that you’ve read and enjoyed and would recommend?

There were many themes in this superb anthology, but one of them stayed with me the most. If you are one who likes to journal or write a diary, would you like to have a technology that is able to record every second of your life as a video, so that you or your friends or family can view the events exactly as it happened in the past?

Thoughts on Exhalation:

Ted Chiang’s Exhalation is featured on the top sci-fi must reads for this year. Once I read it, I realised why this book is so popular. Now I really want to read his first anthology as well. I gave this book a five star too and highly recommend it, if you’re into science fiction and short stories. Here is my breakdown on all the stories that are featured in this collection:

  1. The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate: This story is based on time travel via a gate. The description of the gate was beautifully done. But the premise is that time is considered as a constant here and as a traveller you can visit your past and your future, but you cant change any of the events that have already occurred. This wasn’t one of my favorite stories of the collection though. But my takeaway was that if you do get to visit your past, learn by being an observer instead of trying to change things.
  2. Exhalation: This story was about trying to find out a way to get access to our oldest memories. I liked the message in this story. Be present and marvel at the miracle of existence instead of trying to find answers in your past
  3. What’s expected of us: I didn’t like this story because the premise of this story is something that I just can’t deal with, if its really true. I won’t say more than that here, since its the shortest story in the book and anything else will be a spoiler
  4. The lifecycle of software objects: This was the longest story in the book, almost more than 100 pages long and talks about the future of the relationship between humans and AI. At first I wasn’t sure what the purpose of this narrative was. But the more thought about it, I realised that the author touches upon some important points regarding the human-AI relationship.
  5. Dacey’s patent automatic nanny: This was a cleverly written story with a fictional account of an artefact displayed in a museum. In this case, an automated nanny. The question is, will you trust a robot or a machine to raise your child?
  6. The truth of fact, the truth of feeling: One of my favorite stories in the book, because of the way it is written. This is the story on which my earlier book discussion question is based on. Lots to think about, since I journal a lot and I like to write as well as record memories. What happens when technology assists us in capturing accurate memories via video files?
  7. The great silence: Another short story and written from the perspective of parrots, on the brink of extinction. It makes you realise, how as humans, we keep looking for answers outside, while destroying the magic of our own planet
  8. Omphalos: My second favorite story of this collection. Remember how long time back, the Church used to claim that the Earth is the centre and the Sun revolves around it and science had proven the opposite to be true? What if we find out that there is actually one such planet, which at actually the Omphalos and at the centre of its Sun and at absolute rest?
  9. Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom: This story is about parallel worlds and humans having the technology to access all of these parallel worlds. But the pertinent question for me in this story was, if there are parallel worlds which are created based on a decision we make, does the existence of such parallel worlds have an impact on our decision making abilities based on a moral compass?

Have you read this anthology by Ted Chiang? Do leave your comments below, so we can discuss more πŸ™‚

The House In The Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune – Thoughts

I have got to be a really lucky reader. Another 5-star read for me already! The House in the Cerulean Sea was the book club pick for the month for the Book Clinic book club. I am so glad I found this gem of a book and had a chance to read it. If you loved Wonder by RJ Palaccio or The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by Mark Haddon, or the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, then this book will be a great pick for you πŸ™‚

It’s a straightforward story. The eternal fight between good vs evil, the underdog vs the system, the oppressor vs the oppressed. But what had me completely enamoured were the characters. And TJ Klune’s style of writing. I loved the self deprecating, satiric humour in the story. I loved the fact that although there were some very serious subjects that were being talked about through this story, it was narrated through the eyes of endearing characters and with such simplicity and light heartedness, that I didn’t feel like I had a headache or that everything sucked in the world, when I finished the book.

Because the book is about hope, love, friendships, redemption, finding your courage and coming out stronger than you believed you were. Also, how gorgeous is that cover?? (**heart eyes**)

There were so many notable and inspiring passages in the story that I think I ended up highlighting almost half of the book! πŸ˜€

I also have a new favorite – Linus Baker. I’m in love with Linus Baker’s character. What a gem of a person. The rest of the cast is equally interesting and unforgettable.

Read this book if you want to read something happy and come back a better person. Or read this book if you just want to check out a few prompts from your reading challenge because this story includes a range of them starting from – own voice authored story, positive LGBTQIA references, stories about magic and children, fiction, a book situated on an island, a book about overcoming prejudices or body shaming or accepting yourself, a book about kindness…you get the picture. The list is endless. πŸ™‚

I want to explore more of T.J. Klune’s work now. I should get into pre-ordering the next books that he’s going to release. πŸ˜‰

Bookish discussions:

Have you guys read this book? What was your favorite moment or quote from the book? I have so many, but here’s one I loved πŸ™‚

β€œI am but paper. Brittle and thin. I am held up to the sun, and it shines right through me. I get written on, and I can never be used again. These scratches are a history. They’re a story. They tell things for others to read, but they only see the words, and not what the words are written upon. I am but paper, and though there are many like me, none are exactly the same. I am parched parchment. I have lines. I have holes. Get me wet, and I melt. Light me on fire, and I burn. Take me in hardened hands, and I crumple. I tear. I am but paper. Brittle and thin.”

Sal (R.J. Klune) from The House In The Cerulean Sea

Do you think there will be a sequel to this book? I couldn’t find any mention of a sequel anywhere, but just wanted to check, since I didn’t want to miss the sequel if there was one πŸ™‚

The Shadow Glass (Bone Witch Trilogy #3) by Rin Chupeco – Thoughts

I’m in love. There, I’ve said it. It has been a while since a fantasy series held my heart since the Six of Crows duology and the Shades of Magic Trilogy. And now, I’m officially adding Rin Chupeco’s Bone Witch trilogy to my everlasting hall of favorite books/series to read! You will see me gushing about this series for a while to come now, since this series covers so much diversity in its content – a book written by a POC author (Rin Chupeco is from Philippines and her dedication in the beginning of the books and her acknowledgements at the end made me love her even more!) , a book/series representing a culture other than yours, books with LGBTQIA representation, books with strong sibling relationships, books with strong friendships, you name it, and this series has it.

But lets talk about the finale of this stupendous series. I cried. I already knew what was going to happen from the first book itself, and still I cried. This is the first time that I read a book or a series, where you’re given the ending or most of the shocking points leading up to the ending, from the first book itself. But the alternate timelines moving between present and past still had me completely hooked.

The finale continues Tea’s narration of the story, part in the letters she has written and provided to the Bard and part in person when she finally meets the rest of the crew in their battle against the villains in the story. A whole lot of twists and plots are revealed and I really hadn’t seen any of them coming. The ending was heartbreaking, but I don’t think I could have thought of a better way to wrap up Tea’s story. A lot of my favourites get their happy ending, and I think overall, the author leaves enough hints for readers to feel that the book has a happy ending for everyone involved. We even find out who the Bard is! There wasn’t a single open thread that wasn’t closed nicely in the finale. Thats what I call an enriching and satisfying read.

It will be hard for me to give a detailed review of the final book without giving away spoilers and I really want readers across the world to read this series and give it the love and fanfare that it deserves. Especially if you’re a fantasy buff.

I have added some hints as to some major events in the book, in the profile picture. If you’ve read the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about πŸ™‚

Bookish discussions

Have you read the Bone Witch trilogy? If not, what are you waiting for? Please read them right now πŸ™‚

What is a book or series you’ve read recently from a culture other than yours, that you would highly recommend?

The ‘I Should Have Read That Book’ Tag

This Tag has been long due and I’m finally getting on to posting my answers for this tag πŸ™‚ I was tagged by Nikita @ Prose and Pancakes for this. Thank you for tagging me Nikita and I hope you enjoy reading my answers πŸ™‚ You guys should check out her blog for some really good book-ish discussion posts πŸ™‚

The Rules 

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
  • Link to theΒ creator’s blogΒ in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part in the tag (I’ll cheat here a little and probably tag 3 bloggers:))
  • Enjoy the tag!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

One of my friends has always been telling me to read ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover, but for some reason, I still haven’t gotten around to picking up this book. The blurb hasn’t captured my interest much, to take it to the top of my TBR.

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you never read it.

The Calvin and Hobbes Complete Collection. I am such a fan of this cartoon strip, yet, I’ve never read the complete collection and I keep dreaming that one day I’ll buy or own the entire comic strip and then finally read it.

AΒ book in a series you’ve started and haven’t gotten around to finishing.

Oh there are quite a few, since one of my friends gifted me with the first for a couple of a series, but I haven’t been able to complete them. So I’ll mention one such series here, which I really want to finish and complete, just because I’ve enjoyed the first four books so much! I just have to get my hands on the kindle copy for the rest of the books I guess, since the libraries are closed here due to the pandemic lockdown. It’s the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett πŸ™‚

A classic you’ve liked the sound of, but have never actually read.

Another genre that I haven’t read enough of. I’ve been rectifying this one classic at a time since the last year, but you have to admit, its not easy to read a Classic πŸ™‚ However, I’ve recently read some really good ones, which despite their complex writing style, had me completely hooked. So one classic that I’d like to read next would either be the Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury or Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I even have a beautiful green soft leather cover version of the book, but alas, its stuck in my other house now, and I can’t read it unless I am back there, which doesn’t look like anytime soon. So illustrated man on kindle might be a more plausible option πŸ™‚

A popular book that everyone but you has read

This is a tough one. I feel there are so many books that others have read which are highly popular in the book community, and I haven’t read it yet. There might be many such books in all the genres. But the two that come to the top of my mind – Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead from the literary fiction genre and The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas from the YA Fantasy genre.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but just haven’t picked up yet

I recently started watching Lemony Snicket’s – A Series of Unfortunate Events, series on Netflix and enjoying it so much that I wished I had read the books first. This will be rectified soon I hope πŸ™‚

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet.

The current books that I’ve been seeing all over Instagram are Star Daughter and Hunted by the Sky. I’m waiting for my copy of Star Daughter to arrive by September, so soon, I wouldve picked it up and gushed over the beautiful cover as well! So excited!!! πŸ™‚

So, that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed reading this tag and I hope I’ll rectify my ‘should’ve read these books’ situation to ‘Yay! I’ve finally read all these books’ status πŸ˜‰ Although I’ve tagged a few bloggers below, please feel free to do this tag if you find it interesting and post your blog in the comments section below, so I can see your TBR and increase mine! πŸ˜€

I Tag:

Grace @ appelerunchat

Anna @ books and bookends

Bookish Ravenclaw

The Tiger At Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – Thoughts

I’m trying to diversify my reading by joining in different reading challenges hosted by awesome book bloggers. I might end up sticking to a particular genre more, but I’m happy I’m reading the same genre by diverse or own voice authors.

I picked up The Tiger at Midnight as part of one such readathon – The Indialitreadathon. This readathon started from 27th July and ends on 3rd August. There are different roles a reader can take on to participate in this readathon, but the basic premise is that you have to read a book by an Indian author.

One of the roles was that of a Scholar, where you read a book written by an Indian author, which is more than 400 pages long. As a side quest, the reader has to recommend three Indian authors or books by Indian authors to other readers.

Here are my thoughts on the book I picked for the readathon πŸ™‚

What I enjoyed about the book:

  • First of all, getting to read a fantasy written by an Indian author with Indian protagonists, world building that is very Indian, be it food, language, names, clothes, custom was a treat in itself. The book had some good Indian representation I felt.
  • The cat and mouse chase and banter between the two leading characters. I just adored every scene between Esha and Kunal
  • Esha’s fight scenes were really good. The way she crouches, ties up her saree, or uses her whip, had me completely picturing the scenes with her fighting. I wish I could see them on screen
  • It was complete entertainment from the word go. A fast paced plot that keeps you interested in the story throughout
  • Most Indian fantasy is based on mythology or adaptations of the same. But I liked this one, because it was original. Not sure if it is based on a mythology that I’m not aware of though
  • The first book has well wrapped ending, so even though its a trilogy, you can read the first book and choose not to read the second or third. No cliffhangers! yay πŸ™‚

What I didn’t enjoy as much:

  • The writing and the world building was a little simplistic for me. I’ve read some really good world building in fantasy, so I ended up comparing it sub consciously πŸ™‚
  • Although Esha and Kunal’s scenes kept me thoroughly entertained, I somehow couldn’t buy into their chemistry. Especially when I read about Esha and Harun. I had the same problem with the rest of the supporting characters. I felt like I couldn’t care about any of the characters and some characters were introduced too late in the story and we were just told that they are important to Esha, instead of really feeling it from the story
  • However, I think this is going to be a trilogy and this was just the first book. So maybe things get more interesting in the second and third books. For me however, I’m still debating if I will read the rest of the series or not..

Here are my three book recommendations (books written by Indian authors) for the side quest:) :

  1. The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan
  2. The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  3. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

Bookish discussions with you guys:

If you’ve read Tiger at Midnight, do you think I should continue with the series, now that the second book is out too?

What are some books by Indian authors that you would recommend? Would love to hear in the comments πŸ™‚

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Thoughts

Another first for me. Not the length of the book, since I read Crescent City a month back, which was longer than 800 pages. But the author. My first read by Leo Tolstoy πŸ™‚

Im absolutely in love with this Barnes & Noble collector’s edition that I bought for this book! πŸ™‚

Have you read a book and found that while you were reading, you went through a gamut of emotions, starting from boredom, to anger, frustration, to being really interested in what is being discussed in the book, or suddenly getting invested in the characters who you didn’t like at first? A book where the plot had nothing new, but everything else written in between made a lot of sense and you just wanted to discuss everything written in the book with someone else? A book that somehow made you feel like you had become slightly more learned than when you started, but also made you wonder, there wasn’t anything new that was written in the book, so why didn’t I realise this earlier?

I think that’s the thing with books that we call Classics now. I have to be honest, I have a tough time getting into Classics on the oft chance that I pick one up. Even my beloved Pride and Prejudice, was hard to get into. Like the Liz Bennett scenes in Pride and Prejudice, I only wanted to read the parts with Anna Arkyadevna Karenin in this book. But like P&P, Anna Karenina isn’t just Anna’s story. In fact, she probably gets just 30% of the overall plot time. The story revolves around the relationships, lives and inward struggles of other characters too – such as Anna’s husband Alexey, her lover Vronsky, her brother Stepan, his wife Dolly, Dolly’s sister Kitty and her husband Levin. There are a lot many supporting characters that I can’t even remember now. So, it took time for me to get into the hang of the book.

There were parts when I wanted to shut down the book, or wondered, where is he going with this? Or where I was just plain bored because I was reading pages of observations. But there were more parts where I was so interested, that I re-read the paragraphs again, to savour what was written.

Leo Tolstoy touches upon a lot of subjects in this book:

  • Feminism – How infidelity is treated differently when done by a man versus when done by a woman. Strangely, even after years, looks like we haven’t changed much in our thinking
  • Socialism – A lot of arguments are presented in many passages, for, against and with different flavours of socialism. The overall tone seemed to be in favour of helping the working class by providing them with better opportunities, but everyone in the book agrees to some extent that there is no definitive right way to reach an ideal society where everyone is rewarded equally
  • Marital and Familial relationships – The major theme of this book is taking a deeper look into the mechanics of a family life. What happens to men when they marry and are expected to remain in a monogamous relationship and answerable to their wives all the time? When they are the sole provider for the family? What happens to women (at least in that society when women didn’t have many options) when their husbands start getting bored of the family life, or go astray, or when they realise that they’ve given up a major chunk of their lives and bodies being mothers and wives only? Is only motherhood sufficient to make a woman happy and satisfied with her life?
  • Death, Faith and Belief – Suicide is another common recurrence in the book. What drives a person to commit suicide? The search for answers and questions regarding the higher power are also put across with a lot of thought and the book actually ends on a nice positive note on the subject of faith and finding one’s place in life

There were a lot many subjects that were touched upon, but I’ll end up writing a two part blog review then if I write about all of that!

To me, this was a sad story. A tragic love story. The ending felt like an afterthought by the author, but I’ll have to read what other readers have written and thought about the ending, or the last part of the book to be able to form a better opinion. So although the overall story was a tragedy, the ending/last part of the book is a positive one and takes away some of the pain from the previous parts.

Overall, I think this book needs to be read with a buddy or as a book club read, savoured slowly like a glass of Whiskey. It takes time to get into, and you appreciate it better in small sips. After the third sip, the burn gives way to the smoothness of taste and the feeling that you’re in good company.

Bookish discussions

If you guys are reading or planning to read Anna Karenina and want to buddy read, please hit me up. I’d love to re-read and discuss with someone πŸ™‚

Have you read any other works by Leo Tolstoy? I’ve heard only about War and Peace other than this? Which did you prefer, if you’ve read both?

101 Stories in 101 Words : a collection of shorts by Neha Mediratta – Thoughts

Let me start with the good stuff:

1. Each story is just 101 words
2. If you’re on the India Kindle Unlimited, you can download it for free!
3. Even though the stories are short, some of them pack a punch with their endings

This collection of a 101 short stories was a treat to read. Especially if you’re into short stories, or are looking for a book by an Indian author, or want to support a new and upcoming author, or going through a reading slump and can’t keep your focus for longer than a paragraph, this is the book for you.

The stories touch upon a variety of subjects, so there isn’t a theme as such. Some stories are violent, some sweet. Each story is titled alphabetically. There is a small image attached to each story, but I couldn’t figure out the meaning behind the image. Maybe a question to ask the author one day πŸ™‚

A super short review/book thought keeping in line with the 101 worded short stories πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy the stories if you get around to reading them.