The Wrath and the Dawn
Published: May 12th 2015
This past week, I’ve been in Mexico City for work. It was my first time in Mexico, but I haven’t been able to do any sightseeing. But I did enjoy the awesome Mexican food here. I will come back to this city at least to eat :)But before I do, I promised my self that I’d learn some Spanish.
Everyday after coming back from office, eating good food and reading this book was my routine. However tired I was I made it a point to read at least one or two chapters of this book. It was an easy read and helped me relax a lot.
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Published – June 13th 2017
This book is set in the 1950s and takes you through the journey of a sensational but scandalous Hollywood star – Evelyn Hugo. This was my first Book of the Month (BOTM) pick and I was skeptical while I was choosing but I am glad I did. If you haven’t yet subscribed to BOTM then I highly recommend you do, it is one of the oldest and best book subscription box in USA. It is affordable and also gives you the flexibility to pick multiple books and skip when you do not like the selection available for that month.
Now back to Evelyn Hugo and why I loved her story. Although Evelyn Hugo is a fictional character, the book is so well written that I feel like I’ve read a memoir. The newspaper articles in between the narration added to the drama and the feel of the book. Even if I forget the nitty gritty details of the plot of a book I read, I always remember strong characters from the book from whom I could learn a thing or two. Evelyn taught me to Continue reading “Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”
The Architect’s Apprentice By Elif Shafak
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Published – March 31st 2015
The Bastard of Istanbul was the first book I read that was written by Elif Shafak and I loved it. It was a complete page turner for me, I could totally relate to the characters in one way or the other. So I jumped into this book with high expectations.
I wouldn’t say that book disappointed Continue reading “Book Review: The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak”
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Published – June 7th 2016
I picked up this book as part of my birthday book haul after hearing so any great reviews of this book from booktube, blogs I follow and bookstagram. After 2 days of buying this book I came across a read along on Instagram and instantly I thought that it was a sign. A sign to help me pick my next read. I love discussing books with others and that was one of the reasons why Continue reading “Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi”
MILK AND HONEY BY RUPI KAUR
Published – November 4th 2014
About the book (Goodreads)
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
I just finished reading this book today, and honestly I’ve never disliked a book so much in my life or felt so strongly about. I would have never finished this book if it was not a short read. Continue reading “Book Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur”
How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh
Published – March 28th 2017
I have been watching Lilly’s videos for over 5 years now and when this book was about to be released, I honestly didn’t consider buying it at first. My thoughts: Self help? I am a happy person and I am capable enough to help my self, I really do not need this book in my life. But, watching Lilly’s excitement I caved in, I wanted to understand the buzz. So, I took the first step and purchased the book, this made me happy as I technically supported her and my job was done. Continue reading “Book Review: How to be a Bawse? by Lilly Singh”
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Published – September 12th 2006
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a book set in Berlin 1942, and follows a 8 year old boy Bruno. It is a powerful story which outlines how war has changed Bruno’s life. I finish reading this book in a day and it is made its way into my all time favorite list very easily. The story highlights a very innocent friendship between Bruno (German) and Shmuel (Jew) and will leave you in tears. Continue reading “Book Review: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne”
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Published – April 1st 2008
This is one of the popular and well liked books by Jhumpa Lahiri. This is the second book I read of Jhumpa Lahiri. The Namesake was the first book I read and felt like it was an over hyped book. So, I started reading this book without reading any comments or reviews online as I wanted to just jump into it without any influence. Unaccustomed Earth is a collection of short stories where the central theme was to highlight the variation in experiences of Indians who moved to USA in their adulthood and of their next of kin who were bought up in USA.
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