Book Review: Good Talk by Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob’s book Good Talk kept popping on my social media feed since it came out in March 2019. The term graphic memoir was strange enough for me to put away looking for it. Then, this week, while searching for something unrelated, this book popped up again. On impulse I bought it. I finished the … Continue reading Book Review: Good Talk by Mira Jacob

Book Review: A Fractured Life by Shabnam Samuel

I stumbled onto Shabnam Samuel by chance. A common FB group, a random conversation and then an intentional phone call had me ordering her debut novel on Amazon. I thought of it as good karma. Something I did for a fellow writer. Admittedly, the blurb of her book intrigued me and I would have looked … Continue reading Book Review: A Fractured Life by Shabnam Samuel

The Stranger In My Genes: Book Review (Sort of)

A few weeks ago, I went through a spell where my head was full of thoughts. Disjointed, nostalgic, angst-filled thoughts as I navigated reaching out to relatives of my children I found out through DNA testing. The writer in me saw stories in the making. As an observer, I wanted to record so much of … Continue reading The Stranger In My Genes: Book Review (Sort of)

Book Review: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

A friend recommended this book on Goodreads and on impulse, I checked it out from my library. At a little under 500 pages, it took me two days to finish the book. The story is about two women. Solimar from Mexico who dreams of getting to and building a life in America. Kavya, a Berkeley … Continue reading Book Review: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

The Mothers By Brit Bennett – Stunning Prose, Nuanced Storytelling

I picked The Mothers by Brit Bennett when it scrolled past me in my library’s newly added digital titles collection. Late one night, I started the book after the kids were in bed and stayed up until past 1:00 AM to finish it. I sat back in my chair letting the feelings wash over me … Continue reading The Mothers By Brit Bennett – Stunning Prose, Nuanced Storytelling

The House We Grew Up In – Dysfunctional Much?

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 Golden Son by Shilpi Gowda – A well crafted story

   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

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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

Yatrik – The Traveller – Interesting Premise

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

Kite Strings – Well Written, Niche Story on Relationships

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

The Sleepwalker’s Guide To Dancing – Hypnotic and Brilliant

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

Book Review – The Diwali Gift

The book came in a yellow envelope with a hand written address. Ammu and Pattu have taken to associating anything not a standard size mail as gifts for them. For once, I did not have to disappoint them. The book slid out of the cover in its rich chocolate-brown cover and the girls were hooked. … Continue reading Book Review – The Diwali Gift