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”

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”

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – Thoughts

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten, which is not equally, and often, far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond – C.S. Lewis Although I’m not fifty yet, I’m learning to appreciate the wise words of C.S Lewis, now that I have discovered and loved theContinue reading “Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – Thoughts”

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal – Thoughts

This was my last read of Jan 2020, and I’m glad I ended my reading month with this delightful and relevant book. Also, this would be my second book as part of the South Asian Reading Challenge pick this year, which I replaced for Scavenge the Stars, since I wasn’t able to get my handsContinue reading “Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal – Thoughts”

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by VE Schwab – Thoughts

“Anoshe – Until Another Day“…   Sigggghhhhhhhhhh! Another epic series, and another heart breaking farewell to some of my favourite characters from a book. This has been added to my all-time favorite series hall of fame shelf, along with the Harry Potter books and The Six of Crows books. I am literally feeling the sameContinue reading “A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by VE Schwab – Thoughts”