When you pick up Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, expect a simple yet captivating young adult read about a sixteen-year-old coming-of-age gay who is yet to come out to his friends and family. The struggles of coming out that he faces are legit and the book is very articulate in expressing the dilemmas of his mind.
Blogging for Gold is a book meant for bloggers. This book will be appreciated by anyone who runs a blog or anybody who aspires to be a blogger. Anuj Tikku writes in an easy breezy manner while covering a wide variety of topics on blogging. The book very aptly covers the “A to Z of Blogging”.
While picking up An Offbeat Yellow Back expect a read that is a mixed bag. As the subtitle aptly puts it, this is a book with a genre. There are a lot of musings, a few anecdotes and even fewer tales that the book tells us. But let that not deter you from giving this book a try because it’s an incredibly relatable one and especially so for working women.
Hureen Gandhi loves creating memories and capturing them. Her writing has the capability to turn seemingly mundane incidents into compelling stories. Her ability to capture the subtle nuances of everyday life is also something to look forward in this book.
Benyamin’s Jasmine Days is a book that will appeal to serious readers. What it sometimes lacks in pace is more than made up by its beautiful story and setting. Since the book is set in the backdrop of the Arab Spring of 2011, it can essentially be called a socio-political drama.
Being Reshma possesses all the qualities of a good memoir – strong content, an honest voice, simple & unpretentious language and a deep social message. It has the power to bring about a change and if nothing, it will go a great deal in spreading awareness about acid attacks and what can be done to prevent them and help the existing survivors.
Author Richa Gupta who published her first novel, Phoenix under the pseudonym of Arti Chugpai (an anagram of her original one) is back again with her 2nd novel, Skeins. We at bookGeeks got a lucky chance to interact with Richa Gupta. Read on to know what she has to say about her latest book Skeins and about the importance of women being their own boss.
Magic Square has elements of various genres in subtle doses. It has a little drama, a mildly exciting mystery, a life-changing journey, a sombre dose of romance and friendship. No melodrama, no playing it up – just a simple and entertaining story. The book is a short story. Just over 60 pages, it can technically be classified as a novella.
A White Trail is a book that should be read by everyone who believes in equality and the right to freedom of religion. It should be read by everyone to understand how Pakistan really treats its minorities. The author uses simple and easy to understand language. He relies a lot on first-hand data through oral interviews.
Falling in Vengeance is basically a short story that spans just 26 pages. It is a crime fiction but it has a surprise element that is quite uncommon in your regular murder mysteries. Expect a simple read that can be easily read in less than an hour.
I picked up The Old Man and the Sea because I am participating in an Instagram readathon in which the prompt was to read a book that is a part of a “100 books to read in a lifetime” list. Needless to state, The Old Man and the Sea frequently graces many such lists and was therefore a good option.
She is as humble and adorable as they come and doesn’t let her success get to her. Afroza doesn’t like to think of herself as an author and instead calls herself a scribbler. Her latest book, ‘Confession of a Wife’ is the startling tale of a marriage that is both insipid and oppressing.