(I'd written this on Facebook a few days back. But felt like I wanted to share this here as it is one of the instances that shows the depth of the relationship I have with books.) One of those days when you once again feel like talking about books even if nobody wants to listen. … Continue reading Days When Books Save You
With its brilliant prose and evocative writing, If I Was Your Girl helps us better understand the life and struggles of a trans person.
This year started off on a reading high. I completed five books in January 2018 and would have easily finished more than 6 had I not been dividing my attention between 3 to 4 books towards the end of the month. I've decided to take my reading journey one step further this year by writing … Continue reading The Joy Of January: 5 Books That I Read In The Month #BookReviews
Do you ever suffer from a book hangover? Like, you literally cannot focus on anything else because this dear author had decided to wreak havoc inside your head? Last night I finished The Dinner by Herman Koch and I seriously don't know what to make of anything right now. It was disturbing but in … Continue reading Herman Koch’s The Dinner Is Deliciously Disturbing
(Note: This post first appeared around 2 years back on my old blog and then at For Reading Addicts. Since, I'll soon start reading Murakami's newest release, Men Without Women, I felt why not relive my love for the author once more?) I heard a lot about the legend that is Haruki Murakami. Call it … Continue reading Literary Experiences: Reading Haruki Murakami For The First Time
My Rating: 5 stars on Goodreads Rarely do you come across a book that resonates with you from the very first word. This was one such book for me. The lives of Kambili, Jaja, Ifeoma, Amaka, Eugene, Father Amadi and others seem to make me think even when I was not reading the book. This is … Continue reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My Rating: 4 stars on Goodreads The story of Savitri, Tara, and Bela, three generations of women and their lives in Bengal and America has been beautifully crafted by Divakaruni. The fact that I'm from Bengal and (like most Bengalis) I'm a foodie were added incentives while reading the book. The mouth watering delicacies described in … Continue reading Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni