The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris | Book Review

‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris is a moving tale of love, despair, and survival set during WW II. The book became a bestseller since its publication in 2018.  We have read and watched documentaries based on the horrors of the holocaust and the barbarity of the Nazis inside the concentration camps. Building on … Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris | Book Review

Rising: 30 Women Who Changed India by Kiran Manral

‘Rising: 30 Women Who Changed India’ by Kiran Manral tells the stories of 30 successful women from various facets of public life, be it politics, governance, cinema, performing arts, business, sports, writing, scientific arena, or royalty. Indeed, the book is an inspirational compilation of 30 stories, more specifically 30 personalities who define women empowerment and … Continue reading Rising: 30 Women Who Changed India by Kiran Manral

The Help by Kathyrn Stockett | Book Review

I remember watching 'The Help' starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Emma Stone years back. In the end credits, it said the story is based on a book. Usually, I would have read the book before watching the movie, but this was the other way around. So, a couple of years back when I saw … Continue reading The Help by Kathyrn Stockett | Book Review

Embrace Your Inner Child With ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I think I lived under a Baobab tree to keep pushing aside ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, reasoning over its melancholic undertone. Though ironically it is a Children’s book. ‘The Little Prince’ reads like a parable. There is fantasy and realism that declutters many of our modern-day self-delusions. ‘The Little Prince’ begins with … Continue reading Embrace Your Inner Child With ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon | Book Review

‘The Sun is Also a Star’ by Nicole Yoon is a heartwarming, idyllic, and fairytale-ish read. In my opinion, this book is a delightful amalgamation of YA meets immigrant and romance themes. The story begins the day Natasha Kingsley, the 16-year-old good-looking, head turner Jamaican-American is set to be deported from America to her home … Continue reading The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon | Book Review

China Room by Sunjeev Sahota: Book Review

China Room by Sunjeev Sahota, Penguin Random House India, 243 pages China Room: An intuitive story on patriarchy, love, and despair intertwined with alienation, isolation, and addiction of a young immigrant. Deservedly, Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize. ‘China Room’ by Sunjeev Sahota is an intrinsically Indian story; it takes you back in time to … Continue reading China Room by Sunjeev Sahota: Book Review

The Teachings of Bhagavad Gita: Timeless Wisdom for the Modern Age by Richa Tilokani | Book Review

The Teaching of Bhagavad Gita by Richa Tilokani, Hay House, 226 pages ‘Bhagavad Gita’ is the epitome of knowledge, a philosophical discourse leading one onto the path of spiritual awakening. ‘The Teachings of Bhagavad Gita: Timeless Wisdom for the Modern Age’ by Richa Tilokani presents a simple, contemporized, and easy-to-understand interpretation of ‘Bhagavad Gita’. In … Continue reading The Teachings of Bhagavad Gita: Timeless Wisdom for the Modern Age by Richa Tilokani | Book Review

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Book Review

I heard Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘The Danger of a Single Story’ Ted Talk a couple of years back. It made me think about the political and media influence on structuring a story that leads to a one-sided prejudiced opinion in our minds. “I am Nigerian because a white man created Nigeria and gave me that … Continue reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Book Review

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood | Book Review

As I held the copy of ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood, I was elated to think I am holding on to the most awaited sequel of a modern classic. ‘The Testaments’ was also the joint winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize. However, the negative reviews were a bit dampening. Anyhow, I went ahead with … Continue reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood | Book Review

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott | Book Review

I'd been procrastinating way too much on this one, that is until I saw the movie trailer of ‘Little Women’, the onscreen adaptation by Greta Gerwig! Instantly, I jumped in, read the book, saw the movie, and loved both! Coming to the book, ‘Little Women’ is like a fable for adult readers. The story follows … Continue reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott | Book Review

‘Stop! Breathe and Think!’ by Nesrine Sleiman: A mantra for handling preschoolers’ anger outbursts

‘Stop! Breathe and Think!’ is a book aimed at preschoolers as they begin to adjust with school, their new surroundings, and understanding their feelings. This story is about Lemar, a little girl who wants to be an artist when she grows up. But, one day she loses her drawing at school and is overcome by … Continue reading ‘Stop! Breathe and Think!’ by Nesrine Sleiman: A mantra for handling preschoolers’ anger outbursts

The Elsinore Vanish by Joanna Baker: Book Review

I received ‘The Elsinore Vanish’ by Joanna Baker in an exchange of an honest review. ‘The Elsinore Vanish’ is the second book in the ‘The Beechworth Trilogy. Sadly, I had not read the first book, ‘Devastation Road’ but it doesn’t hinder reading this second book. The only difference, I guess is that Matt and Chess, … Continue reading The Elsinore Vanish by Joanna Baker: Book Review

I’m Joking by Tom E. Moffatt: More than 500 Original Jokes for Kids

This is definitely one book you need in the present times; simply to lighten the mood amid corona stress. ‘I’m Joking’ has more than 500 jokes written by Tom E.Moffatt and with illustrations by Paul Beavis. The blurb says that the book is intended for children aged 8 and up, but even I laughed my … Continue reading I’m Joking by Tom E. Moffatt: More than 500 Original Jokes for Kids

Head on Backwards, Chest full of Sand by Sandy Day: Livvy’s young naive love for Kane

I am not a fan of YA and it may have been long since I read one. I received the ARC of ‘Head on Backwards, Chest full of Sand’ by Sandy Day and was glad to read it. And, I must say I liked reading about Livvy, the 17-year-old protagonist and her naïve love story … Continue reading Head on Backwards, Chest full of Sand by Sandy Day: Livvy’s young naive love for Kane

The Healing Star by A. Kidd: Book Review

To begin with, I was mesmerized by the book cover. It is a beautiful fairytale-ish cover. The title says ‘The Healing Star’ and the girl on the cover is sweet little Julia with a net ready to catch a falling star. The Healing Star by A. KiddQuiet Storm Publishing, 240 pages ‘The Healing Star’ by … Continue reading The Healing Star by A. Kidd: Book Review

Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter: Unraveling Hitler in fiction

‘Wolf’ by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter is a historical fiction based on Adolf Hitler’s rise to becoming the ‘Fuhrer’ of Germany. What makes ‘Wolf’ interesting is the central narrative of Friedrich Richard, the fictionalized character who becomes the closest aid of Hitler. The amalgamation of fiction and non-fiction is amazingly achieved and … Continue reading Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter: Unraveling Hitler in fiction

Miscreants, Murderers, and Thieves edited by Samuel W. Reed: An anthology of crime stories

Presenting a New Release today!! Review I am not someone who likes reading crime novels. Yes, I could probably watch a murder mystery or a crime based tele/ web-series but a book is different. And, Miscreants, Murderers, and Thieves is an anthology of crime stories by thirteen emergent authors edited by Samuel W. Reed. I … Continue reading Miscreants, Murderers, and Thieves edited by Samuel W. Reed: An anthology of crime stories

The Eye of RA by Ben Gartner: Release Blitz and Review

It is ‘Release Blitz’ and I bring to you ‘The Eye of RA’ by Ben Gartner. The book is aimed at middle-school children. And, ofcourse has all the right ingredients of magic and adventure rolled in one. The story begins with John all excited for the summer and the end of his fourth grade. With … Continue reading The Eye of RA by Ben Gartner: Release Blitz and Review

Number Eight Crispy Chicken by Sarah Neofield: A Political Satire on Immigration and Detention

I received an advance copy of ‘Number Eight Crispy Chicken’ by Sarah Neofield, her debut novel. The book was scheduled to come out on 20th January 2020…Well, I am a day late in posting this review. But, what a wonderful and unique book! ‘Number Eight Crispy Chicken’ is a political satire set in the modern … Continue reading Number Eight Crispy Chicken by Sarah Neofield: A Political Satire on Immigration and Detention

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson: A Hoodwinked Thriller

The President is Missing. Well, I reached page 153 and the President was still there (sorry for the spoiler). Some people have loved, I mean really loved the book on Goodreads but sometimes you just cannot share the love. ‘The President is Missing’ is a political thriller written by Bill Clinton and James Patterson published … Continue reading The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson: A Hoodwinked Thriller