The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu – Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: What fictional stories have you read and enjoyed, that were inspired by real people or real life events? My thoughts on The Kingdom of Back: I know Marie Lu is a much loved author in the bookish community. And I’m happy to say that I finally got a chance to read her work,Continue reading “The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu – Thoughts”

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: Have you ever felt that writing is therapeutic? That words have the power to change, inspire, break and give strength? My thoughts on The Poet X: I picked up this book to fulfil the ‘read a book by a Latinx author’ prompt for the Coffee Readathon. Also, I had been eyeing this bookContinue reading “The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – Thoughts”

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – Thoughts

“They trained her to win the war. She intended to end it….” I’m trying hard to get over The Poppy War, and move on to my next book. I thought I might need to read something fluffy or light but I’m just not feeling it, after finishing this book. Bookish Discussion: Ever learned history fromContinue reading “The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – Thoughts”

Darius the Great is not OK by Adib Khorram – Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: Have you ever felt like an outsider all the time? Like you could be an alien living on planet Earth, because no one understands you, or your feelings? Do you feel sad, for ‘supposedly’ no reason? Thoughts on Darius the Great is not OK: First of all, I have to thank my friendContinue reading “Darius the Great is not OK by Adib Khorram – Thoughts”

Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: Do you read romances, or do you skip this genre altogether calling it fluff, or chicklit or books for girls, or unrealistic books? Thoughts on Get A Life, Chloe Brown.. There was a time when I used to read a lot of romances. But that was almost a decade back. And all weContinue reading “Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – Thoughts”

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 MeghaContinue reading “A Burning by Megha Majumdar – Thoughts”

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 debatingContinue reading “The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – Thoughts”

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.Continue reading “Exhalation by Ted Chiang – Thoughts”

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 youContinue reading “The House In The Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune – Thoughts”

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 –Continue reading “The Tiger At Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – Thoughts”