Expect a book that is a light and fluffy read, perfect for a lazy afternoon or a cozy night in. Expect a book that is a heartwarming summer romance. Expect a book that has a bit of drama and humour in addition to the romance. Expect a book that is lengthy but effortlessly so. Expect a book that is best suited for chick-lit and romance lovers.
Tiffin: Memories and Recipes of Indian Vegetarian Food is part memoir (anecdotal) and part recipes; where the memories section far exceeds the recipes one. Expect a book that is a little lengthy and heavy on anecdotes. Expect a book that familiarizes one with the delights of South Indian vegetarian ‘tiffin’.
Unholy Tales from Banaras shows us a side of the city that often eludes a normal traveller. In addition to all its culturally rich experiences, the book lays bare its dark underbelly too. Expect a short read that shares multiple tales from the land of Banaras. Expect a book that is part fiction and part travel writing.
When I Was Husbandless by Ritika Madaan is a short and simple read. Expect a book that will make you take a trip down the memory lane. Expect a book that finds humour in everyday situations and finally expect a book that would relate to you as a woman.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is packed with entertainment. The fast pace and high-flying scandals give the readers enough juice to stay entertained. That being said, to discount the book as a simple entertainer would be unjust. The layers, the mysteries, and the nuanced characters go a long way to give this book a subtle literary vibe.
Party Girls: Nothing is Taboo is a mediocre read that sheds some necessary light on the fast growing business of lust and carnal pleasure, where girls sell their bodies to maintain a luxurious lifestyle that they otherwise can’t afford.
More often than not books give us life lessons that prove to be way more effective than classroom sessions. This is especially true in the case of memoirs and biographies. Hamari Gyano is one such book that gives us helpful insights into the world of law and order and how it is designed to reap lucrative dividends from the very people that it is meant to protect.
For someone who loves the allure of fantasy universes more than anything in the world, the book does have something to offer. Dynamic and larger-than-life characters trapped in dangerous and often life-threatening adventures set against the background of a possible good vs evil apocalypse is something that surely promises a decent dose of entertainment.
The God Who Loved Motorbikes is not just a book. It is a feeling; it is a journey in itself that is so wondrous and yet sometimes so incongruous. It is a battle fought in tandem with a never-ending quest for an elusive god – not the god who loved motorbikes but the god of all motorbikes.
Because It’s Love is a bag of mixed emotions. The story is pretty elaborate and detailed. The message and the underlying moral lessons are also appreciated but the writing fails to rise up to the plot. Its written in a style that is often shaky, hasty and monotonous.
The Green Room is a pretty decent book for somebody looking for mild horror. Set in a centuries old boarding school of Nainital, the book certainly gets the backdrop right. After all, there is something hauntingly beautiful about the lonely forests and the desolate roads of Himalayan towns.
No Trespassing is a book that only comes once in a while. With such an intriguing theme, a decent array of characters, some nail-biting and toe-curling narratives, a befitting climax and suspense laced writing – it is a really good book; one that I would certainly recommend to all my readers.