My June-July-August Reads

*Arghhhhhhhhhh* I have postponed writing this post for so long hoping I get back on my reading track and have a substantial post to write. The past 3 months have been hectic with work taking over my entire life. Whatever free time I do get – I spend binge watching mindless shows – as an…

Fictional Fathers Who Left A Mark

Father’s Day is around the corner and while we go about appreciating our own fathers, I also want to appreciate some fictional fathers and father figures who left a mark on me. I’ve picked some iconic fathers from across books, movies and shows – who impressed me for very different reasons. Here is my list…

May 2021 Reads

I read a mixed bag of books this month. I managed to read four books which has been my monthly target for this year. I hoped to do better in the lockdown but binge watching came in the way (argh). Here’s what I read in May – A Thousand Ships by Natalie Hayes This is…

Review | The Last Queen By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

This month started off with travel and a lot of work. I’ve only managed to read one book so for – The Last Queen by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. If you haven’t read Chitra’s books – I highly recommend getting your hands on The Forest of Enchantments and The Palace of Illusions. Both the books are…

My Audible To-Be-Heard List

In the past I have found it hard to move to newer technologies to read books. From PDF versions on mobile screens (ah, those Torrent days) to Kindle to audio books – my transition to each has been extremely slow. I LOVE physical books. They have a way of easily transporting me to the fictional…

Review| My November Reads

This month was so perfect for snuggling in and reading but instead I snuggled in and binged watched shows. I only managed to read 2.5 books which I wouldn’t have considered bad if I would have read every single day. I took long breaks between the books. I’m not going to include the half book…

Unrequited Love – Novels

Discover prompt for yesterday was “hidden”. The first thought that popped into my head was hidden, unrequited love. So many of us go through our lives not being able to tell the ones we love how we feel for various reasons. Here are some novels with such stories that really moved me – A Tale…

Enid Blyton – The Forgotten Storyteller

I’m not sure how many millennials would have even heard about Enid Blyton but my journey into reading started when my mother put the “5 O’Clock Tales” in my 6 year old hands. Enid Blyton was the only author my mom trusted her young children with reading and thus between the ages of 6-10 years,…

Must Read Books – Indian Mythology

I have never been big on reading Indian authored novels mainly because I found them very hard to relate with. Even when the Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi garnered a lot of appreciation, I chose to not read his novels. 4-5 months back on a random Sunday I decided to borrow a book from my…

Book Review#1: Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga

Till about 2 years back, I used to read about 50+ books a year. Reading was a habit inculcated in me when I was much younger. By the time my age had reached the double digits, I used to devour books. My mum is an English teacher which probably explains my reading habit. I would…