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10 Books You Shouldn't Have Missed in 2013

December 31, 2013

We started BookGeeks.in on 17th April, 2013 and in the past 8 months, have reviewed around 200 books. As this amazing year comes to an end, its time we share our thoughts on the best books that we read and reviewed in 2013. Below are our top 10 picks. We would like to know your favourites too. Pleas…

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The Autobiography of a Sex Worker | Nalini Jameela | Book Review

December 31, 2013

autobiography of sex worker nalini jameela book review

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SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Confusing as it sounds, the name Nalini Jameela does comes from two different origins. The fact that the author does not identify herself with one religion, speaks a lot about how she also cannot identify herself wit…

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Reflections | Mukesh Mehta | Book Review

December 31, 2013

reflections mukesh mehta book review

By Akhil Duggal (Guest)

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Finding the right words to explain something and to do it seamlessly is a subtle skill, something which is not easily mastered by those writing for the first time. Mukesh has been able to de…

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Then I Met My Sister | Christine Hurley Deriso | Book Review

December 30, 2013

then i met my sister christine deriso book review

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PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Walking down the lanes of Sapna Book Mall in Hubli, I chanced upon the rather scandalous looking cover of “Then I Met My Sister” by Christine Hurley Deriso. As I flipped through the pages a…

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When You Became My Life | Anshul Sharma | Book Review

December 30, 2013

when you became my life anshul sharma book review

By  for Srishti Publishers

PLOT: 2/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

I was really happy when I received this book from Shrishti Publishers; reason was that the author and I had something in common, and as any mortal being would have…

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The Diana Chronicles | Tina Brown | Book Review

December 28, 2013

the diana chronicles tina brown book review

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SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Who doesn’t know Her Royal Highness Lady Diana Spencer, the Princess of Wales and the queen of hearts who ruled the whole world by her charming ways and stunning beauty? We all have seen her, admired…

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Reimagining India | McKinsey & Company | Book Review

December 28, 2013

reimagining india mckinsey book review

By  for Simon & Schuster

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

India, today, is no more just a land of elephants and snake charmers. It is no more a nation struggling to make its democracy work. No more does an Indian feel…

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True Grit | Bear Grylls | Book Review

December 24, 2013

true grit bear grylls book review

By  for Bantam Press

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

“You can't become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. There's life in a nutshell.”

The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word su…

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Seeking Redemption | Madhu Vajpayee | Book Review

December 24, 2013

seeking redemption madhu vajpayee book review

By  for Madhu Vajpayee

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Writing your first book can always be a difficult task. Not having the experience of narrating a story can be a lot more difficult than one might believe. It is very important to

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The Divine and The Destiny | Meenakshi Raina | Book Review

December 20, 2013

the divine and the destiny meenakshi raina book review

By  for Leadstart

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Writing a story is at the same time, both easy and difficult. Contrary to popular belief, it is not as hard as many people make it out to be. But at the same time, it is not as if anyo…

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Mockingjay | Suzanne Collins | Book Review

December 20, 2013

mockingjay suzanne collins book review

By  for Scholastic

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Mockingjay is the 3rd and final book in the Hunger Games series. The book, true to its name, is the story of Katniss as a Mockingjay. As the readers of the previous books ma…

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