A River in Darkness is the memoir of Masaji Ishikawa who is one of the very few lucky people to have escaped the hell hole that is North Korea. I would definitely recommend this book to my readers especially those who love memoirs, who enjoy political reads and are interested in non-fiction.
Durgesh Satpathy’s What We Think We Become is a short and simple read that is perfect for a beginner level reader who is looking for a self-help read. It is written in a simple and easy to understand language and which can be read in a matter of just a few hours.
Divyastra is an easy and quick read not because it has a simple cliché plot but because it manages to hook the reader right from the very beginning with the help of a racy narration and an enticing plot. Expect a book that promises adventure cloaked in mystery.
Au Contraire, Mademoiselle! is a complicated story of a complicated young woman. Expect a book that is not your regular read but one that challenges you as a reader. Also, expect a book that is bound to break stereotypes and stir a few feathers here and there.
Amitabh Satyam has authored several books including The End of Romance, The Smart City Transformations, The Hindi Medium Types and The General Theory of Management. His latest book, The End of Romance is a collection of thoughts on the increasing men-women conflict.
In Gurus: The Story of India’s Leading Babas, expect a book that talks about India’s leading gurus in a rather unimpressive manner. In fact, unimpressive is a much humble word because the book, in the treatment of most of the babas, is as condescending as it gets.
The book is a post-apocalyptic science fiction which tells us the story of a world in the aftermath of a nuclear attack. Though it has elements of dystopian fiction, it also has a hint of many other genres including a generous dose of drama, a decent amount of romance and a great focus on the socio-political power struggles.
The Ambrosial Hour is written in a simple and easy to understand language and hence can be easily picked up by a beginner level reader. Expect a woman-centric book that talks as much about the struggles and labour of being a woman as it talks about the fruits that the said struggles can bring.
Kaleidoscope of Love is a collection of 10 short stories all based on the theme of love. The book is a rather short read and with just 90 pages, it is easily doable in under 2 hours. Expect a book that delves deeper into the hearts of its many characters in order to find the true essence of love.
Amit Galgotia’s Delirious World is a book that talks about mental health and attempts to delve deeper into the chaotic workings of one’s mind. The book makes use of complex storytelling techniques and is sometimes random and abrupt. When it comes to entertainment, there are a lot of things that appealed to the reader in me.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a book that talks about books. Expect a historical fiction during the time of the World War 2 which has a bit of everything – drama, romance, friendship, love, betrayal, scandal and most of all books, books and some more books!
How to be Future Proof by Pritam Mahure is a book that urges everyone to be more pro-active. Be it an individual, an organization or a government agency, the book has a thing or two for anyone who cares to learn. Expect to take away a variety of learnings.