Femme March Fest Wrap Up

March was a crazy busy month wherein I hosted a readathon that consisted of reading books by female authors only and hosted a number of giveaways celebrating some excellent women writers. Reading wise, the month has been diverse and I must say, almost all of my reads were wonderful. Wrapping up the month with the … Continue reading Femme March Fest Wrap Up

Gleanings of the Road by Rabindranath Tagore : Translated by Somdatta Mandal

It is an impossible task for a person born and brought up on Bengali literature to review Tagore's work. Rabindranath Tagore is considered to be the epitome of art and literature and let me not attempt in analysing his literary pieces. Instead, let me go on and tell you what this new translation of his … Continue reading Gleanings of the Road by Rabindranath Tagore : Translated by Somdatta Mandal

Djinn City by Saad Z. Hossain

There are some books that tell an unbelievable story in a very believable way and you half-wish that it was the reality instead of fiction. Djinn City falls exactly in that category of books. Saad Z. Hossain's pen has the power to make a mythological world turn into a dark comedy and the readers are … Continue reading Djinn City by Saad Z. Hossain

The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat

First and foremost, I LOOOOOOVED THIS BOOK !! Now that I have got that out of my system, let me tell you exactly why this book made me cry in joy. A girl, that we know nothing about is slowly revealed to us, as various aspects of her character unfolds like a little box of … Continue reading The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

I became a huge fan of E. Lockhart when I read her book We Were Liars two years back, so much so that I used to personally recommend it to anyone who was interested in a psychological thriller. And you can imagine how overjoyed I was when I received this copy of Genuine Fraud from … Continue reading Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Austenistan by Laaleen Sukhera

Laaleen Sukhera, founder of Jane Austen Society of Pakistan, along with few other Austen enthusiasts compiled this collection of short stories as a tribute to the author whose many female protagonists have won our hearts over the years. Full of quirky situations and funny replies, each of the tales from Pakistan are fun to read … Continue reading Austenistan by Laaleen Sukhera

Murder of a Lady by Anthony Wynne

Hear hear Murder Mystery fans! I have just the perfect recommendation for you here with me. If you swear by Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries and cringe whenever a badly written crime fiction stares at your face, then you can blindly trust me on this one. Murder of a Lady has all the right elements … Continue reading Murder of a Lady by Anthony Wynne

50 Cups of Coffee by Khushnuma Daruwala

As clichéd as the title might sound, the book is far from being cheesy. Khushnuma has penned a very unusual and real take on the current matrimonial dating trend among youngsters. When the millenials are running away from real relationships throughout their lives, and finally resort to the internet's dating options, the result is hilariously … Continue reading 50 Cups of Coffee by Khushnuma Daruwala

The Aunt who wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay is famous for his quirky, entertaining short stories and novellas in Bangla. The Aunt who wouldn't die is a novella that serves as a perfect example of his writing style. It is a translated edition of Goynar Baksho, and the translation has been beautifully done by Arunava Sinha who is one of the … Continue reading The Aunt who wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Copy Cat by Alex Lake

A book coming from the Sunday Times bestselling author who has carved for himself a niche for writing the best crime / psychological thrillers will definitely raise one's expectations. And guess what, I was not at all disappointed. Copy Cat turned out to be a remarkable weekend read for me. Thanks to the author as … Continue reading Copy Cat by Alex Lake