Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal – Thoughts

It is a universally acknowledged fact that Jane Austen has changed the lives of many readers and authors and her book adaptations are almost always a treat! 😉 Finally read this Pakistani adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic – Pride and Prejudice and quite enjoyed it! Here is what I loved in this re-telling: 1. AllContinue reading “Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal – Thoughts”

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara – Thoughts

Making the most of the global quarantine by trying to read as many books as possible 🙂 Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is Deepa Anappara’s debut novel and one of the books long listed for the Women’s Prize 2020 category, and I can see why. Where do I start? Umm, lets see. Have youContinue reading “Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara – Thoughts”

The Group by Lara Feigel (ARC) – Thoughts

Blogging is going to take a back seat now, considering I’m working from home, and have my 4 year old to look after – a situation that many working parents across the globe will be living in and working out to the best of their abilities. I just pray that the Universe sorts this outContinue reading “The Group by Lara Feigel (ARC) – Thoughts”

The Night Country (Hazel Wood #2) by Melissa Albert – Thoughts

I’ve not been very active on the blogging site this week, since I’m part on vacation and part on house arrest. So I’m spending time watching Netflix (just binge watched Locke and Key and loved it!!!) and trying to catch up with reading, along with socializing and spending time with the in laws 🙂 So,Continue reading “The Night Country (Hazel Wood #2) by Melissa Albert – Thoughts”

Women & The Weight Loss Tamasha by Rujuta Diwekar – Thoughts

I gave this book a 5-star for being a really entertaining, fact filled and motivating non-fiction read. Women and weight loss have become like two sides of a coin. We just seem to always be stressing about it and almost never getting it right. I haven’t read Rujuta’s first popular book on this subject –Continue reading “Women & The Weight Loss Tamasha by Rujuta Diwekar – Thoughts”

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – Thoughts

This is an illustrated novel that people should read. Just another of those books that simplifies something complex so that its easily digested by the common reader and doesn’t leave them feeling upset or with a stomach ache. But does leave them with slightly more information, understanding and knowledge about one misunderstood and highly judgedContinue reading “Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – Thoughts”

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts

A desi/Indian re-telling of one of my favorite fairy tales- Beauty and the Beast, by a soon turning out to be a go-to author for romances with Indian protagonists – Sandhya Menon. It was all that I had expected and more 🙂 I’ve only read one other book by Sandhya – When Dimple met Rishi,Continue reading “Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts”

The Black Hawks (Articles of Faith #1) by David Wragg – Thoughts

I gave this debut a 3.5 stars, for its debut effort and entertainment factor. This story has a new narration angle, where our protagonist Chel is not hero-like, and is thrown into extremely violent circumstances unexpectedly, where he has to protect his life and the life of one of the crown Princes – Prince Tarfel.Continue reading “The Black Hawks (Articles of Faith #1) by David Wragg – Thoughts”

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Thoughts

I am a sucker for dystopian fiction, so I knew I would enjoy this book when I did get to read it. Why I hadn’t read it until now, was because of the subject of the book. The fact that I listened to the audiobook version narrated by the lovely Elisabeth Moss, slightly softened theContinue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Thoughts”

Saris and the City by Rekha Waheed – Thoughts

I skim read this book, once I was half way through and realised I wasnt invested in the story or any of the characters at all. For me, that’s as good as DNF-ing the book. This book was one of the South Asian Reading Challenge backlist BOTM for February and I really wanted to likeContinue reading “Saris and the City by Rekha Waheed – Thoughts”