Chosen Spirits by Samit Basu – Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: Are you reading your way through the JCB Longlist 2020 titles as well? If yes, which book has been your favorite so far? Chosen Spirits – My Thoughts I’m slowly making my way through the JCB Longlist 2020 titles, and this will be my third book from the list. Considering that the shortlistContinue reading “Chosen Spirits by Samit Basu – Thoughts”

The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan – Thoughts

Ninth century. In Puduvai, a small town in what we now know as Tamil Nadu, young Kodhai is taught to read and to write by her adoptive father, a garland-weaving poet. As she discovers the power of words, she also realizes that the undying longing for a great love that she has been nursing withinContinue reading “The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan – Thoughts”

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed – Thoughts

I would’ve skimmed through this book, had I not been spending all of my free time obsessing over MDZS and The Untamed. But that’s a story for another day 🙂 I’m not a history buff as such, even though I love to live in my own nostalgia, but I can imagine how precious this bookContinue reading “Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed – 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”

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”