Book Reviews – Mexican Gothic and Anxious People

Bookish Discussion: Have you read a book that scared you more psychologically than paranormally? Have you read a book that was actually felt like going to therapy? Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia : Thoughts/Review This book was a part of the Spooky read October month, but I managed to finish it only in the firstContinue reading “Book Reviews – Mexican Gothic and Anxious People”

These, Our Bodies Possessed by Light by Dharini Bhaskar – Thoughts

Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running until they forget that they are horses It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end somewhere, it’s more likeContinue reading “These, Our Bodies Possessed by Light by Dharini Bhaskar – Thoughts”

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”