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 →

The Orenda, A book review

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden is a historical and an anthropological masterpiece. Set in the 1600s in the Canadian wilderness, the story follows 2 warring tribes, the Iroquois & the Huron. The chapters alternate in first person narrative between Bird, one of leaders of the Huron Tribe, Snow Falls, a young girl abducted by Bird... Continue Reading →

A review of The Vegetarian

I was initially confused as to how I felt about this book. But the more I thought about it, the more I could appreciate it. I didn’t expect it to be as dark, bleak, uncomfortable and unsettling as it was. There is a very dream-like, ethereal quality to the narration and while the premise feels... Continue Reading →

A recent disappointment..

I had high expectation for my first Jhumpa Lahiri pick, 'The Namesake'. My opinion seems to be that of a minority (compared to Goodreads ratings and reviews), but I really didn't enjoy this book. Starting with what I liked, there are a few passages that capture the immigrant experience very well with a raw, stripped... Continue Reading →

Short story addictions

This year, 2017, I discovered the magic of short story collections. I have heard a lot of people complain that they find it hard to get interested in short story collections as it doesn't give enough depth and story to get involved. Somehow, for me, I have never had an issue with that. Short stories... Continue Reading →

The Kingkiller Chronicle

The Name of the Wind I adored this book. The story, the language, the way Rothfuss weaves in his different characters with so much depth is just endearing. There are several sections, I could just re-read again and again because its written so beautifully. As a reader, I got so absorbed into the journey of... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑