The Dutch House

The Story of a Dysfunctional Family Author- Ann Patchett Genre – Fiction (Coming-of-Age) Pages- 337 Set over the couse of five decades, Ann Patchett’s ‘The Dutch House’ is a tale about a brother-sister duo who belonged to a dysfunctional family. Abandoned by their mother at a very young age, and a father who spent most…

The Last Séance

Tales Of The Supernatural Author- Agatha Christie Genre- Short Stories (Mystery) Pages- 353 From ‘The Queen of Suspense’ comes another collection of spooky and eerie tales of mystery, set in the most sinister settings. Agatha Christie’s ‘The Last Séance’ is a collection of 20 short stories, each of them a blend of supernatural and mystery….

Crooked Kingdom

When you can’t beat the odds, change the game Author- Leigh Bardugo Genre- YA Fantasy Pages- 536 “I would come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together- knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never…

A Sweet Deal

A Sweet Romance? Or A Sweet Revenge? Author- Andaleeb Wajid Genre- Fiction (Romcom) Pages- 264 I have a love-hate kind of relationship with rom-coms. Surprisingly, very surprisingly infact, I liked this one. It was like a fresh crispy read after reading 3 intense books consecutively. Now, I have a thing for Oh-so-dashing male protagonists. So,…

Top 10 Reads Of 2019

2019 has been amazing in terms of reading. I read less but good books. It’s always about quality, and not quantity. Isn’t it? So, I have listed down 10 of my favorite reads this year, each with a unique storyline. Take a look- 1) The Space We’re In (Katya Balen) Intense, emotional and heart wrenching….

Where Do You Go In The Dark, My Love?

Short Tales From Hauntingly Beautiful Hill Stations Author- Isha Singh Genre- Short Stories (Horror) Pages- 166 For someone who reads every horror book that comes shoving at her face, this book could have brought along new relish to satisfy my paranormal craving. But, it didn’t. I was most intrigued by the title and ready to…

The Grandmaster & Other Short Stories

Fast Paced Tales With a Twist Author- Chinmaya Desai Genre- Short stories Pages- 132 “His jeans were dropping almost to his knees and were torn in at least four places. The bottoms of his jeans had threads like roots of an eggplant and these threads followed his jeans, akin to a mop sweeping the floor,…

The Space We’re In

The Journey of Two Brothers Author- Katya Balen Genre- Middle Grade Pages- 256 Katya Balen’s ‘The Space We’re In’ has been narrated by the ten-year-old Frank who loves spending time in the wilderness, playing soccer and riding in bike along with his friends. Frank’s tiny little world revolves around his mother who he loves dearly,…

The Right Swipe

When It’s a Match! Author – Alisha Rai Genre- Contemporary Romance Pages- 387 In this era of dating apps, do you think a right swipe can get you into the right relationship? Rhiannon Hunter, our female protagonist, left no stone unturned to make her place in the field of dating apps. She carved out her…

What Did Tashi Do?

A Spine-chilling Tale of Cybercrime Author- Anangsha Alammyan Genre- Fiction (crime) Pages- 82 How often do you think twice before sharing intimate pictures with your partner online? Imagine a stranger procuring your nude pictures from unknowing sources. Even the thought of it sends chill down the spine. But Tashi Chotten lived that fear. ‘What Did…