The Jacaranda House by Deborah Challinor

Rating: 4⭐/5 Set in 1960s Sydney, King's Cross, the birthplace of annual Sydney Mardi Gras Parade, The Jacaranda House is a story about motherhood. The theme touches upon each character delicately and is intricately spun to tell an entertaining story. Polly Manaia, an exotic dancer at one of the clubs at King's cross, is desperate … Continue reading The Jacaranda House by Deborah Challinor

Little women by Louisa May Alcott: A book review.

First published in 1868, Little women is a story about an American family that follows the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth. The story takes the reader through the span of their childhood till they reach motherhood. The four sisters are in no way flawless. While Jo is a literary genius, she … Continue reading Little women by Louisa May Alcott: A book review.

When Rain turns to Snow by Jane Godwin : A book review!

When Rain turns to Snow by Jane Godwin is a YA contemporary that revolves around two families that harbours secrets from their children.  The story is set in Melbourne which evoked familiarity in me. In an effort to find out the truth, one of the kids, Reed Lister, sets out into the world with no … Continue reading When Rain turns to Snow by Jane Godwin : A book review!

Persuasion by Jane Austen: A book review!

The title in itself is apt in describing the central theme of the story. Anne Elliot, daughter of Sir Elliot, belongs to a social class of higher standing. Sir Elliot, father of Anne and Miss Elizabeth Elliot, her sister, are both narcissistic and uncaring of Anne's wishes. They are selfish and vain. They care a … Continue reading Persuasion by Jane Austen: A book review!

Satantango by Laszlo Krasznahorkai: A book review!

"God is not made manifest in language, you dope. He's not manifest in anything. He doesn't exist. God was a mistake. I've long understood there is zero difference between me and a bug, or a bug and a river and a river and a voice shouting above it. There's no sense or meaning in anything. … Continue reading Satantango by Laszlo Krasznahorkai: A book review!

Joyland by Stephen King: A book review!

Set in North Carolina 1973, Joyland is a story of a young adult, Devon Jones. After leaving town for a summer job at an amusement park, Devin Jones finds himself learning new things on his new journey. On his first day, Dev meets with Rozzie, the fortune teller, who prognositicates his future and warns him … Continue reading Joyland by Stephen King: A book review!

Miniaturist by Jessie Burton: A book review!

I loved Jessie Burton's writing style in "The Muse" and "The miniaturist" has made me fall in love with the way she writes. It is formal yet poetic. The miniaturist's best part is how engaging it is. It keeps the reader hooked till the end and is highly unpredictable. The worst part about the book … Continue reading Miniaturist by Jessie Burton: A book review!

Cobalt blue by Sachin Kundalkar: Book review

Cobalt blue is a story of love revolving around the themes of homosexuality, the associated secrecy in India, masculinity and its fragility, longing and heartbreak. The story is centered around a paying guest who enters a Marathi family and overturns the lives of Tanay and his sister, Anuja, at the same time. The guest is … Continue reading Cobalt blue by Sachin Kundalkar: Book review

Stories on Caste by Premchand: A book review

It is a collection of 10 enlightening short stories revolving around themes of untouchability, caste discrimination and upper caste privilege in then India. Although the stories are set in a time way earlier than now, most of the things discussed in the stories still ring true. Since I read the translation, I am pretty sure … Continue reading Stories on Caste by Premchand: A book review

An atlas of impossible longing by Anuradha Roy: A book review.

It is a story of three generations set in West Bengal, recited in three different parts of the novel. The story of Amulya Babu, Kananbala, Mr. and Mrs. Barnum is told in narrator's point of view. An uncaring husband and the confinement within four walls in a quiet neighborhood of Songarh pushes Kananbala to insanity. … Continue reading An atlas of impossible longing by Anuradha Roy: A book review.