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

Kintsugi by Anukrti Upadhyay: A tale of Japanese art, an Indian craft and three resilient women

‘Kintsugi’ is mystifying as a title for a work of Indian fiction. This word comes from the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by using lacquer containing powdered gold, silver, or other metals. At a deeper philosophical level, ‘Kintsugi’ is about appreciating beauty in imperfections by highlighting the breakage instead of concealing it.  Anukrti Upadhyay … Continue reading Kintsugi by Anukrti Upadhyay: A tale of Japanese art, an Indian craft and three resilient women

Sometimes When I’m Sad by Deborah Serani: A Self Help Book for young children

‘Sometimes When I’m Sad’ by Deborah Serani is a handbook on ‘overcoming sadness’ in children. This is a self-help picture book with easy to read text for young children. And, the author supplements the story with the 4-page resource material for parents at the end of the story, educating more on helping children through sadness. … Continue reading Sometimes When I’m Sad by Deborah Serani: A Self Help Book for young children

What’s All the Commotion?: A book about Social Distancing by Jessie Glenn

‘What's All the Commotion?’ is an inclusive picture book about COVID-19 and social distancing that seeks to explain this tough, timely topic to children. The world we live in has terribly changed due to the pandemic in the last few months. We are now calling this the ‘new normal’. As adults, we understand the gravity … Continue reading What’s All the Commotion?: A book about Social Distancing by Jessie Glenn

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

The Road to Delano by John DeSimone: A compelling historical fiction and thriller

‘The Road to Delano’ is a historical fiction and thriller written by John DeSimone. The story is about Jack Duncan as he unearths the mysterious death of his father during the Californian grape strike. The beauty of the story is that the author takes us to the countryside in America and sets the plot in … Continue reading The Road to Delano by John DeSimone: A compelling historical fiction and thriller

Irrationally Passionate: My Turnaround from Rebel to Entrepreneur by Jason Kothari – Book Review

‘Irrationally Passionate’ is a young, successful entrepreneur’s story of making it big, treading an unconventional path. This entrepreneur is Jason Kothari, with an impressive resume to make you delve right into the book. One look at the cover and you realize this isn’t going to be a philosophical sermon on entrepreneurship or how to become … Continue reading Irrationally Passionate: My Turnaround from Rebel to Entrepreneur by Jason Kothari – Book Review

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

Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter: Author Interview

For someone like me who isn't interested in reading Biographies or Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction is a savior. ‘Wolf’ by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter was published on 11th February 2020 and I was glad to have received an ARC. It is an incredible book, where you meet Hitler up close and personal through … Continue reading Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter: Author Interview

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

Stripes Recruitment by Luke Melia: A Tiger in town busy with job hunting

‘Stripes Recruitment’ is a new short story by Luke Melia. This story is about a ‘Tiger’ named Stripes who is trying hard to fit in the human world. Luke Melia started working on this idea of a ‘Tiger seeking a job’ about five years back. Stripes Recruitment by Luke MeliaPaperback: 36 pagesPublisher: Independently published  It is seldom that … Continue reading Stripes Recruitment by Luke Melia: A Tiger in town busy with job hunting

Ravyn by TL Fisher: Review of the New Release

Ravyn is the latest book by TL Fisher which came out on 20th January. Ravyn is a superbly written book, highlighting domestic abuse and how it affects the victim. Even though the book and the characters are set in modern-day America, I am sure the subject is more pertinent to the Indian context. Fisher’s protagonist … Continue reading Ravyn by TL Fisher: Review of the New Release

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