Food for the brain. Food for the soul.

I am not sure if you know but I am a foodie, also I breathe air. You know, just stating the obvious. So getting books that are written to appreciate and emphasise on different kinds of food and ingredients, can only make me ecstatic. The lovely folks over at Aleph Book Company had sent over … Continue reading Food for the brain. Food for the soul.

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 clich├ęd 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

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