Girl in White Cotton by Avni Doshi : Book Review ★★.5

It is time for reviewing one of the most difficult books of the year. Girl in White Cotton is a hard-hitting, unsettling, and uncontrollably awkward book. Difficult because Avni Doshi takes upon a mother-daughter relationship that is considered one of the purest forms of humane bond and rips it open for readers in the most … Continue reading Girl in White Cotton by Avni Doshi : Book Review ★★.5

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: Review ★★★★.5

Alicia Berenson is an artist and Gabriel is a photographer. They seem to have a perfect life together. One day, when Gabriel returned late from the shoot, Alicia shot him five times. It is from that day that Alicia stops talking. She is kept at a forensic unit, the Groove away from the public eye … Continue reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: Review ★★★★.5

The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ★★★★★

Cats & Japanese literature. A treat to all the feline lovers.  Imagine you went into a grocery store and brought home a packet of a new flavour of instant noodles not like your usual taste. You decide to cook them one particular morning. From the look of it seems like a usual dish, but the … Continue reading The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ★★★★★

Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

Daughter. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Women play different roles throughout their lives. Their roles take priority on themselves and their individuality is buried deep inside their core. Dopehri (Hindi word for Afternoon) leaves us with such thoughts to mull over and introspect ourselves rekindling the spark that is latent within us. Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur It … Continue reading Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: Book Review

Holocaust is a sensitive subject. It takes courage to pen down and even read such stories. Brutality beyond imagination. I have read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank in high school and even today I can't get myself to read it again.  I'm sure there are many more books written on the … Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: Book Review

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: A great epic ★★★★

The story starts with a seventeen-year-old girl Sunja, who was smitten by Koh Hansu, a young dynamic, Korean from Jeju island. But, he was already married and had three daughters in Osaka. Madly in love and unknown to the truth, Sunja became pregnant. Koh Hansu offered her to be his mistress as he couldn't marry … Continue reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: A great epic ★★★★

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: ★★★.5

Korede is a nurse and a very competent one. She is an introvert, reasonable person, neither ugly nor beautiful but someone who excels at her work. Her sister, Ayoola is quite the opposite of her. She is gorgeous, vibrant, irresponsible, reckless, and someone who comprehends men better than her sister. Korede always protects her sister … Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: ★★★.5