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.
Life in the Sunshine claims to be an autobiography of an unknown cricketer. This unknown cricketer is Sat who breathes and lives every moment of his life for cricket. He is an uncanny follower of the game and shares a fervour for the sport with his friends.
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.
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.
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.
Light and humorous at the beginning, An Indian Loser is the tale of Pichku and his friend Mustang who are soon to appear for the Uttar Pradesh Board Examination. What follows through is a story of friendship and mutual bonding that is commemorated by the very knowledge of their togetherness.
Stand-by Love is a light read and can be read in a single sitting at a go. What holds together the work is the strength of characterisation. The plot has an up-and-down frame of flow as things take several sudden and unpredictable turns. It is a light read and can be read in a single sitting at a go.
Tales of Her is all about celebrating womanhood and its characteristics, the perfection, the sense of keeping everyone happy and the bounded dutifulness that lies at the core of being a woman in the modern world. 10 women battle it out in 10 compelling stories of desire, betrayal, faith and above all, the search for a perfection that is a never-ending quest.
Benyamin’s Jasmine Days is a book that will appeal to serious readers. What it sometimes lacks in pace is more than made up by its beautiful story and setting. Since the book is set in the backdrop of the Arab Spring of 2011, it can essentially be called a socio-political drama.
Dedicated to everyone cruising along in this journey of life, The Sameness in a Consistent Change is a book on nostalgia and memory. At a stretch, The Sameness in a Consistent Change is a good 60-minutes-read but it can barely be read at a go. It takes time for the ideas to seep in.
I picked up The Old Man and the Sea because I am participating in an Instagram readathon in which the prompt was to read a book that is a part of a “100 books to read in a lifetime” list. Needless to state, The Old Man and the Sea frequently graces many such lists and was therefore a good option.