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

Loveless by Alice Oseman -A book review!

"In the end, that was the problem with romance. It was so easy to romanticise romance because it was everywhere. It was in music and on TV and in filtered Instagram photos. It was in the air, crisp and alive with fresh possibility. It was in falling leaves, crumbling wooden doorways, scuffed cobblestones and fields … Continue reading Loveless by Alice Oseman -A book review!

The silk house by Kayte Nunn: 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 : 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!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: 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!

Why is it always about you? By Sandy Hotchkiss : 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 by Alison Gervais: A short 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!

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!

Bombay Stories by Manto: A book review!

Manto's writing exhibits pure talent and precision. His ramblings were really fun and enlightening to read. He clearly loved Bombay and its people. His portrayal of the city's streets, its gangsters, the prostitutes is very engaging and flawless. It paints a very realistic picture in your head. However, at several instances, I got the feeling … Continue reading Bombay Stories by Manto: A book review!