I Want to Run Away is highly dramatic and Bollywoodised and the plot, on the whole, has a sense of a modern retelling of the Jab We Met story though it is not exactly the same. The language in I Want to Run Away is simple and easy to read with minimal spelling or grammatical errors.
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.
A fast-paced noir murder mystery with dark humour that builds on the secrecies of the Mumbai underworld and an accidental hero, Living Hell is at times bafflingly exotic beyond words. Vivaan Shah has an eye for detail like none other.
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.
Dedicated to the only one who truly fathoms the meaning of love, Tell Tale Pug Tail and Everything Else is written for Grey’s 8-year-old pug “Nuts.” The book is a collection of 40 written pieces most of which are poems. It is highly interesting in its format for the pieces don’t follow a fixed form.
Empty Wallet has a pleasant story, however, the blurb did promise a lot but not much was achieved throughout the book. There was no insufficiency of drama but I couldn’t catch on the blurb’s promise of a corporate thriller. It felt more or less like a corporate drama I have heard or read earlier.
30+ Everything is a short read which mostly comprises of anecdotes, musings, rantings, funny tales and experiences that are born as a result of the author’s interaction with her surroundings. Expect a generous dose of worldly wisdom, general observations, philosophical musings and well-intentioned gyan.