The Last Queen of India by Michelle Moran

Rating: 8/10 The Last Queen of India is a historical fiction novel following the life of a woman warrior who is part of the elite personal guards of the Rani of Jhansi. The novel is set in Jhansi, in India at the cusp of colonialism by the British. The Rani of Jhansi is revered and... Continue Reading →

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Human Acts by Han Kang

I read the Vegetarian a couple of months ago and whilst it was very disturbing and twisted, I could still appreciate it for what it was and I gave it a 4 star rating. In comparison, Human Acts in my opinion, is much more accomplished as a novel and is extremely socially significant. It is... Continue Reading →

Strange Heart Beating: A Book Review

Strange Heart Beating 3.5/5 'I wanted someone at the funeral to tell me about the life she lived before I knew her. In that way, I thought I could continue knowing her, could continue with the journey that we had started. I'd simply take a detour, I thought. I'd go backwards.' I finished reading Strange... Continue Reading →

A magical, imaginative stroke of pure genius

At the mouth of the river of bees : 4.5/5 I read most of this collection back in May, and finished the last 2 stories in June. Kij Johnson interweaves fantastical elements like talking animals, aliens and spaceships, journeys of discovery and transformation, Japanese myth, stories within stories, some of which are common tropes in... Continue Reading →

The Enchanted Islands : Book review

This book was such a pleasant surprise! Enchanted Islands follows the story of Frances Conway, starting from her childhood all the way till she is very old. I absolutely loved this charming, emotional, honest and far from ordinary life of Frances Conway. Right from her childhood in Duluth to her adolescent years in Chicago to... Continue Reading →

Sometimes a river song: Book Review

Sometimes A River Song by Avril Joy is a beautiful novella set in a river boat community in Arkansas in the 1930s, which I felt was really unique setting. Most of the narration is from the perspective of a young girl, Aiyana, who grows up in the river boat community. She has a very troubled... Continue Reading →

The Thing Around Your Neck: Book Review

Chimamanda is an author, I knew I’d admire from the first book I pick up. I started with her short story collection as I felt like reading something that I could flit in and out of, and I really enjoyed it. Her stories touch on such diverse & important topics including race, culture, feminism, what... Continue Reading →

A Must-Read!

This book was pure perfection & one of my strongest 5 star reads this year. I went in knowing very little of the premise and the experience was unparalleled. It drew me in from the first page and kept me glued till the last. At its heart, The Unseen World explores a father-daughter relationship. David... Continue Reading →

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air: 4.5/5 🙂 As much as it's about death, it’s about life, and time and our existence and the fragility of it and how it can be plucked away abruptly, like a single blade of grass uprooted from soil. It is an introspection, a quiet mediation, a remainder on the importance of... Continue Reading →

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