Every now and then, you pick up a book that is outside your reading comfort zone. For me, it was A Year of Wednesdays by Sonia Bahl. I’ll admit that I am not particularly a fan of contemporary Indian writers because somehow they can’t seem to think of anything outside the circle of love. But amidst my pre-established bias and impulsive decisions, I decided to give this book a shot.Continue reading ““If you can’t be illogically good, uncomfortably good, if you can’t be loyal when no one is looking…what’s the point?” | My Thoughts on A Year of Wednesdays by Sonia Bahl”
The Girl Before was my second psychological thriller of 2017. This book was a gift from a friend and it turned out to be a pretty okayish read. Continue reading ““People like to talk about clean slates. But the only truly clean slate is a new one. The rest are gray from whatever’s been written on them before.” –My Thoughts on The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney”
I know you’re here because you already saw the introductory video on instagram. The following books are books that I was very excited about but the story was disappointing. That is not to say that they were completely horrendous–some had good writing, others had a good plot. But if you’re anything like me, you should give them a pass. Continue reading “2017 Reading Year in Review | Episode 3 | Books that could have been Better.”
So, now that my video has introduced you to this category, let me tell you that each of the below listed books is very special to me. These books have broken my heart and mended it. And I would gladly have my heart broken by them again.
Is there ever written a historical fiction that does not imbue you with grief and sadness? I don’t think so. Up until I picked this book up, all the historical fictions I had read narrated a story against the backdrop of the holocaust. But, thanks to one of my 2017 reading challenge,s I came across this book that spoke about the Chechnya wars in Russia and how they affected the lives of people. Continue reading ““How often is immense sadness mistaken for courage?”—My thoughts on A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra”