The Perfect Us is the story of a married couple wanting to take the next step forward in their lives i.e. getting pregnant and having kids. It talks about the issues and struggles which would-be parents face. It also talks about the inevitable changes that creep in a marriage/relationship that has lasted 10 long years.
Pyjamas are Forgiving is a drama whose story revolves around love, marriage, infidelity, longing and divorce. There is a good message to be learned from the book especially when it comes to falling and giving yourself in love. Love is a beautiful thing but when it comes at the price of losing oneself, it’s never worth it.
The Blue Moon Day is a collection of 5 short stories which are bound together by a common thread. Individually, they are tales of 5 different men who managed to change their lives. Collectively, they are tales which answer many unasked questions – What is the meaning of life? What is happiness? How can it be achieved?
Short and sweet, Navarasa contains all the essence – of love and hate, of wonder and horror, of drama and humour. At times witty and funny and at other times gripping and endearing, I thoroughly enjoyed this potpourri. I believe that it is a suitable light read for any reader looking for a collection of short stories.
Ae Zindagi: Safarnama is a collection of short poems which are written in a combination of Urdu and Hindi. The poems or shayaris, as it is more appropriate to call them, speak about a young woman’s struggle in today’s world. The book sends out a strong message for those who have lost all hope and are falling apart under societal pressure.
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini is a short read consisting of only 48 pages. It is an illustrated read full of beautiful watercolor illustrations which do a wonderful job of creating a strong impact. The beauty of Sea Prayer lies in its ability to stir human emotions and make you feel uncomfortable.
Handwritten Letters in the Bookstore is said to be India’s first musical novel. It is a good attempt to discuss past as well as emerging music genres and styles and the impact of music on the minds of the people; it is a good attempt to encourage handwritten letters over digital relationships.
T21 in Downs Lane is an attempt to provide insight into the life of people with special needs. Not a grand heroic narrative, the book focuses on the daily struggles that the protagonist faces as he suffers from Down Syndrome. Emotional and perceptive, this book gives a broad perspective into the lives of people who are marginalised and side-lined
Everyone Has a Story 2 talks about love and friendship and how important they are in one’s life. It also talks about the struggles that creep in a relationship whenever it is time to take the next step forward. Overall, the book does encourage perseverance and not losing hope but that’s pretty much it.
The Least Favorite Child is the story of Rivka, who at the tender age of six was sent away by her parents to a military training school in compliance with their country’s conscript law. The book is an ideal one for lovers of action and war reads. The narration is made real by a lot of descriptions of the scenes and the weapons and technology.
Avatar of Protector is a modern-day mythological fiction that promises a good amount of action and adventure. I love how sci-fi elements like space travel, high tech vimanas, supercomputers of the future and other such things also find their way into the story. Children will definitely enjoy it as it has just the right dose of action and adventure
The Full Circle by Namrata Gupta is an easy read and would be perfect for new readers. It is a mix of romance, drama and mystery. Though the drama and romance far outweigh the mystery elements, the book puts forth a delectable combination that is both refreshing and entertaining.