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!
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.
The Copenhagen Affair has something of everything – it has mystery, thrill, a sense of adventure, romance, illicit relationships, and a lot of drama. But what it essentially talks about are just two things – marriage and depression. The two are interrelated in the book but at the same time, they are not.
Dissected by Naveen Kakkar takes us on a fun-filled roller coaster ride that is a medical college. It shatters our many pre-conceived notions about medical students and life at the campus. The book is a rather short read written with a generous dose of wit and humour.
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.
Reading Don’t Let the Kitten Drive the Car! was an invigorating experience for me. It is a book that tells us the story of a young girl and her cat. It is a modest story with a minimalistic plot, pleasing characters and a simple language. While reading this book, expect a lot of insights into the world of visually impaired people and into the world of cats.
When you pick up Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, expect a simple yet captivating young adult read about a sixteen-year-old coming-of-age gay who is yet to come out to his friends and family. The struggles of coming out that he faces are legit and the book is very articulate in expressing the dilemmas of his mind.