Dark Things by Sukanya Venkatraghavan – Book Thoughts

I had read magical women earlier this year, that was edited by Sukanya Venkatraghavan. One of my favourite stories from this collection of beautiful stories about fierce women was also by her. So when I spotted this book in Crossword, one of the bookstores in Pune, I knew I had to buy it! I meanContinue reading “Dark Things by Sukanya Venkatraghavan – Book Thoughts”

The Book of Life (Book #3 of All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness – Audiobook thoughts

A grand finale to a grand series. Finally, after years and hours of listening to the audiobook, I’m glad I was able to finish the series. I liked the final book much more than the second one. But my favorite will still be the first book of the series, because of the fact that thereContinue reading “The Book of Life (Book #3 of All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness – Audiobook thoughts”

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – Thoughts

On one of the podcasts of a book blogger I follow, I had heard a guest give rave reviews about this book. He had said something along the lines that this book had changed his life and brought him out of a long reading slump. So I had bought this book with a lot ofContinue reading “Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – Thoughts”

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss – Book Thoughts

“One thing that struck me most about life, is the capacity for change. One day you’re a person, and the next day they tell you you’re a dog. At first it is hard to bear, but after a while you learn not to look at it as a loss. There’s even a moment when itContinue reading “The History of Love by Nicole Krauss – Book Thoughts”

Mix Tape by Jane Sanderson – Book Review

Trigger Warnings in the book: Rape, Alcohol Abuse I just finished reading this love story and it was a romance quite unlike anything I’ve read before. However, it did remind me of a movie that was made in India a long time ago, which was thrashed by the public and critiques because it seemed likeContinue reading “Mix Tape by Jane Sanderson – Book Review”

Jasmine Days by Benyamin, translated by Shahnaz Habib

This book is the winner of the JCB Prize for literature 2018, and was the book of the month pick of a book tube channel that I follow, Books On Toast. I had bought this book from a indie bookstore in Pune a few months back, and as luck would have it, I was ableContinue reading “Jasmine Days by Benyamin, translated by Shahnaz Habib”

Two unforgettable fictional heroines – Circe and Isabel Dalhousie – Book Thoughts

I had the pleasure of reading two great books in the last weeks. Books that are completely based on the female protagonist, and these women make you think, a lot. So here are my thoughts on the two books I read. If you don’t want to read my blabbering ons about the books, then inContinue reading “Two unforgettable fictional heroines – Circe and Isabel Dalhousie – Book Thoughts”

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – Thoughts

Right now, I have this mushy gooey feeling inside me. Actually, I’ve been having this feeling since yesterday, when I finished the last page of the book. This is me right now… I might be late to the Dante and Ari party, but oh what a ride it was. To go through their journey ofContinue reading “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – Thoughts”

Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – Thoughts

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re reading a book and the surroundings or the situation you’re in, just intensifies the effect the story has on you? I was recently in that bubble when I devoured the first book of the ‘Blood of the stars duology’, last weekend. I had pre-ordered this bookContinue reading “Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – Thoughts”

Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin – Book Thoughts

Eid Mubarak to everyone 🙂 I wish prosperity and lots of time with family and the people you love to everyone on this day, knowing how short and unexpected life can be. Spend time with people you love and try and be kind to your parents, even if they annoy you with their actions andContinue reading “Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin – Book Thoughts”