Category: Book Review

Indian Authors

There is, in fact, WAS, a certain aversion when it came to Indian Author Books. At least for me, there was. Before you judge me, I will tell you why. Let me begin with the obvious. Me reading Indian Author books started with Chetan Bhagat‘s Five Point Someone and I …

Fairy Tale Retellings: Yay or Nay?

We grew up hearing and reading Fairy tales. Even if most of them are prejudistic and misogynistic, fairy tales has a certain charm associated with it. The beautiful Palaces, gorgeous Princesses, chivalrous Prince Charmings, Fairy Godmothers, Witches, Goblins and Magic! However, given a chance, wouldn’t you want to rewrite some …

Why Every Woman Must Read Eat, Pray, Love

I gave this book – Eat Pray Love a chance only last month and it has instantly become one of my favorites. It affected me so much that I wish I read it a couple of years ago when I was going through a tough time in life. A personal …

Chitra Banerjee’s Rendition of Indian Epics

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a known name in Indian Literature, especially for her take on Indian epics like the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Her re-tellings often have a strong female protagonist and profound elements of honor and duty. That is exactly what draws you to her books and makes you fall …

Why Anna Karenina has my Heart

Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is one of the most controversial classics of all time. It is considered as one of the toughest reads because believe me, it requires all your time and effort. With a whopping 1000 pages and eight parts, Anna Karenina talks about how a sophisticated young woman …

Jasmine Days by Benyamin #BookReview

One of my resolutions for this year is to read good books, especially from my TBR. My bookshelf has quite a few hundreds of books right now- brand new, untouched. I am on a book ban and I am trying to read as many books as possible from it.  However, …

Poonachi by Perumal Murugan #BookReview

Since the last couple of months, I’ve been seeing this book – Poonachi by Perumal Murugan, doing the rounds on Instagram. I also found a few of my blogging friends reading and going gaga over it. Poonachi is also shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature. However, I still didn’t pick up …

Sniper’s Eye by Mainak Dhar #BookReview

How often do you get to read a gripping thriller, that too in Indian fiction? Believe me, I have tried reading many ‘so-called’ bestsellers over the years, but nothing really won my heart. It always lacked the basic adrenaline pumping, nail-biting storyline. So, how did ‘Sniper’s Eye‘ fare amongst them …