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.
The Light Catcher is an amusing story of a young artist called Purab who, in search of a comfortable life, enters the competitive corporate world. Living in the fast-paced life of a Metro, he is constantly pushed to fulfil his targets and yet is under-represented and seldom recognized for his hard work.
Kala Ghoda: The Game Begins had a fast-paced narration as events unfolded one after the other, ending with a drastic change in the hierarchy. I liked the overall performance in the book and believe that readers interested in similar premise may read this thriller and enjoy what the author has to offer.
A staunch believer in the miracles of prayer and God, Krishnamoorthi presents his autobiography from his birth to 2018 in this book – 75 Years: Reflections of my Life and the World around Me. Apart from being a researcher and able administrator, he was also a man of many talents.
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!