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

Victoria and Abdul by Shrabani Basu

For Non-fiction November, the first non-fic I picked up was Victoria & Abdul. Bloomsbury India had organised a special screening for Bloggers in a few metropolitan cities and I was honoured to be invited to the event. However, due to various personal reasons I couldn't make it. I am so glad I got to read … Continue reading Victoria and Abdul by Shrabani Basu

White Noise by Shruti Upadhaya

You know when someone blindfolds you and and puts this yum-smelling dish in front of you and you need to taste it and keep guessing the elements and the name of the dish. Well, White Noise was such a read for me. I dived into this book blindfolded because nothing on the cover (title, blurb, … Continue reading White Noise by Shruti Upadhaya

Murder in Paharganj by Kulpreet Yadav

Murder mystery is a universally loved genre and equally hard to write because there are multiple elements that could go wrong with it. Especially because mystery lovers are ruthless if a crime fiction disappoints. Kulpreet Yadav's latest was almost on the verge of disappointment. The book has a promising start wherein a foreign national is … Continue reading Murder in Paharganj by Kulpreet Yadav

The Haunted Library by Tanya Kirk

I am still spooked out by some of the stories in this book. I think I might have been scarred for life. Libraries, books and manuscripts might haunt me forever. And obviously Tanya Kirk has done a brilliant job in compiling such varied and excellently written short stories by eminent as well as not-so-eminent writers. … Continue reading The Haunted Library by Tanya Kirk

Carnival of Monsters (S.C.R.E.A.M. #2) by Andrew Beasley

If I had to recommend a mystery / thriller for children, teens as well as adults, then this would be it. A book that is not supremely scary yet makes for a perfect Halloween Week read. One can easily remark that Andrew Beasley is one of the best contemporary children's story writer. S.C.R.E.A.M. is a … Continue reading Carnival of Monsters (S.C.R.E.A.M. #2) by Andrew Beasley

Ruskin Bond’s latest wins Atta Galatta- Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2017

Ruskin Bond, India's most loved and popular English writer, won Atta Galatta- Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2017 (non-fiction) for his latest book, Lone Fox Dancing : My Autobiography, published by Speaking Tiger. Akshaya Mukul, head of the jury, said, "Brutally candid, Bond’s autobiography is the complex story of the not-always happy life of the … Continue reading Ruskin Bond’s latest wins Atta Galatta- Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2017

The Whole Shebang by Lalita Iyer

'In equal parts badass and equal parts poignant. I can't recommend it enough.' ~Aditi Mittal So women have problems. We all know that! No, wait. I am not talking about misogyny, patriarchy, gender stereotyping, molestation, female infanticide, etc. These are issues that we have completely normalised and accepted. However, women have various other problems too … Continue reading The Whole Shebang by Lalita Iyer

Hack into your creativity by Michael Burns

If you are a professional writer or an aspiring one, you would know the pains of dealing with a writer's block. When the deadline is looming close and you have been sitting on your lazy rear stuck with that unfinished idea in your head for months, a little shove and some encouraging prompts always help. … Continue reading Hack into your creativity by Michael Burns

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

Romance movies have a certain magical feeling that makes us want to believe in things that are as far from reality as possible. The grand gestures, the kiss in the rain, the improbable happily-ever-after, the cynic in us scoffs at it, yet the teensy bit of romantic in us hopes for a fairytale relationship story. … Continue reading It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne