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
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.
Rating: 3⭐/5_________________ Blurb (from Goodreads) Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by the bestselling author of THE BOTANIST'S DAUGHTER. Australian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first intake … Continue reading The silk house by Kayte Nunn: 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!
I bought this copy at a second hand shop in Mumbai, when I was 19 and ready to go to college. Since then, I tried reading it twice and failed to finish it for the language was too much to get into and I felt discouraged. But I finally picked it up and I am … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: A book review!
Rating: 3.5⭐/5____________Written by a psychoanalyst who specialises in the interpersonal aspects of personality disorders, "Why is it always about you?" is a piece of non-fiction that talks about narcissism, its seven deadly traits and how to handle them. The book is very informative and enlightening as it talks about why and how narcissism occurs. The … Continue reading Why is it always about you? By Sandy Hotchkiss : A book review!
The Silence between us is a YA contemporary that features a deaf protagonist, Maya and her life at a new school in Colorado. Maya struggles with fitting in with the hearing kids at Engelmann in the beginning but eventually comes around to making a few friends. Having been around deaf kids most of her life, … Continue reading The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais: A short book review!
About the author: SHANDANA MINHAS is the award-winning Pakistani author of the novels Tunnel Vision, Survival Tips for Lunatics and Daddy’s Boy. About the book: Rafina looks at the glamorous girl on the billboard outside her window in Karachi and thinks, It won’t be long before I’m up there. Too poor for college and dismissive … Continue reading Cover Reveal of Rafina by Shandana Minhas