Give Your Heart a Break by Anuj Tiwari is a book that helps break stereotypes and instils new age wisdom in the Indian psyche. Expect a book that is easy to read and that talks about some very important and relevant social themes like mental health, depression, domestic abuse and harassment.
Between You and Me talks about the many things that are wrong with today’s India – society, politics, economy, constitution, institutions, bureaucracy etc. Also, expect a book that focuses more on solutions and the path ahead than reflections on the past and criticisms of the current.
Crazy Rich Asians is an ideal mix of romance, comedy and some good old family drama. That the book is about Singaporeans and Chinese makes it all the more interesting. Essentially what it offers is a unique peek into the high-flying world of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’.
Tulsiprasad Bandhopadhyay: The Next MLA! is a book that is unique in content and manages to tickle a funny bone or two in the reader. Expect a book that is a political satire but one which plays on a much lighter note than a reader would usually expect.
Vivien’s Heavenly Ice Cream Shop by Abby Clements is about ice creams, two sisters, and a great and unforgettable summer. Expect a book that is as much about finding love as it is about being together as a family. In a nutshell – expect a book that is chick-lit to its core.
Verity by Colleen Hoover is a haunting psychological thriller that explores the darkest and the murkiest depths of a human mind. Expect a fast-paced book that is mysterious, borderline spooky, sinister and scandalous. Also, expect a book that has just the right dose of forbidden romance in it.
Written about the mysterious death and disappearance of Subhash Chandra Bose, the book takes us into the world of sinister ploys, unspeakable findings, a gangly group of spies, treacherous sell swords and a bunch of highly dangerous but patriotic Indians.
A White Amongst the Blacks is an interesting book whose storyline based on a love story between a black man and a white a girl. Though the story is about deep love, it mainly focuses on the union of a father with his daughter and how the daughter abolishes racism.
At a moderate pace, Technically I Love You is a good three-hour read. The book is an honest attempt at presenting a beautiful story. Despite the fact that the story and characterisation is a bit cliched, yet it is the style of presentation that makes the book interesting with a happy ending.
The Jewel of Vishnu is the story of Arul, a clueless teenager, who has a powerful amulet and must use every means possible to save his village. I would recommend the book to anyone interested in an adventurous and fantastical journey set in an Indian locale.
Loophole Games is a discourse on different Tax Avoidance Strategies at work. Smarak Swain, the author, explores how corporate organizations affect countries through their fabricated mechanisms. He narrates true stories on Profit Shifting, Money Laundering, Sham Transactions, Tax Havens and Base Erosion.
With a mild blend of humour and a lot of twists, Diluted is a tale of the untold dilemmas when it comes to matters of the heart. Set at a little over 3 hours, Diluted is a serious test of patience for the reader who has to go through unnecessary details before they get to the main points.