I picked up The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell based on a recommendation on Twitter. The story starts promisingly enough with the eldest daughter of the Bird family arriving at the family house after her mom dies. Weaving back and forth over a period of 20 - 30 years, the story traces … Continue reading The House We Grew Up In – Dysfunctional Much?
The book has been on my desk for a few weeks now. I follow the author and her agent on Twitter and won an autographed copy in a giveaway. Waiting for my laptop to finish updating, I picked it up and started reading. Getting to bed well past midnight, the thing that struck me … Continue reading The Golden Son by Shilpi Gowda – A well crafted story
A book club I am part of picked this book for our next meeting. I was thrilled as it was on my TBR pile. Also, I follow @CelesteNg and love her take on most things related to race and diversity. I read the blurbs, the front and back cover synopsis and settled myself comfortably with … Continue reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
I have followed GreatBong for years on his blog, cherry picking the posts I read. When his first book May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss came out, I made a note mentally to read it but never really got around to it. This past week browsing Kindle Unlimited, I saw that some of his books were … Continue reading Yatrik – The Traveller – Interesting Premise
I signed up for a trial version of Kindle Unlimited and picked up a slew of books by Indian authors. Kite Strings by Andaleeb Wajid was one of them. The story is set in Bangalore and Vellore and features orthodox muslim families. I started the book in the evening and finished it by night. The … Continue reading Kite Strings – Well Written, Niche Story on Relationships
I stumbled across a book recco on Twitter that suggested The Sleepwalker's Guide To Dancing. The title was intriguing enough for me to pull the Amazon listing. That the author's name sounded Indian was enough to make me read the blurb and the reviews. I hopped over to my library's online portal to place a … Continue reading The Sleepwalker’s Guide To Dancing – Hypnotic and Brilliant
“I am not the girl I used to be. I am no longer desirable, I’m off-putting in some way. It’s not just that I’ve put on weight, or that my face is puffy from the drinking and the lack of sleep; it’s as if people can see the damage written all over me, can see … Continue reading The Girl on the Train – Fast, Vivid Read
Brilliant debut novel. Searing, bold writing on the Sinhala Tamil conflict.