"This would explain much of human suffering, according to my ex, who was being less playful than you might think. He really did believe that’s how it was: each of us languaging on, our meaning clear to ourselves but to nobody else. Even people in love? I asked, smilingly, teasingly, hopefully. This was at the … Continue reading What are you going through by Sigrid Nunez
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!
Nothing ceases to exist. Energy does not perish, it merely changes forms. The ones you love, the ones you lose, they still exist as long as the cosmos does. Description: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is … Continue reading Review of Illuminae Files #1 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I know I am 4 days late to post this but still it is better late than never right? Well, I think my 2016 sucked pretty much because of all the workload I had in college. Too many exams. Too much stress. But still I managed to read 25 books. I know I shouldn't be … Continue reading 2017 goals and 2016 recap
This year, for me, has started with a major book haul and an exhilarating experience. I went to the well known World Book Fair 2016 in New Delhi which was held by National Book Trust, India and believe me, it was amazing. The ticket was a fair amount that is 20 bucks (INR, way too … Continue reading I went to the World Book Fair 2016, New Delhi