Elephants in the Room by Suraj Laxminarayanan is about a naïve bunch of ragtag men and their amateurly planned bank robbery gone wrong. The book is massive. It is just short of 600 pages and that’s a lot to overwhelm any reader but let that not deter you from giving this book a chance.
Confession of a Wife is the story of an unhappy marriage and an unhappy wife. It is written in a rather simple and plain fashion. Expect a good amount of family drama and some offbeat noncliché kind of romance. Also, expect some hands-on exposure to the trials and tribulations of a modern day working woman.
And Then the Light Turned Green is a collection of 5 ultra-short stories that together make a rather short read. This book cannot be called a book in the literal sense as it is just 23 pages long. Expect some short and quirky tales that give you a taste of modern city life.
Mystical Warfare of Schools: The Dark Rises is a book that is meant for children. It is a fantasy but a fantasy meant just for children. This is mainly because it is written in such a way that will only appeal to children.
3/3: A Trio-Ship by Mahidharnath Sesetti is the story of three friends and their struggles at college with exam pressure as a central theme. Other themes include striving for a stable job, aspiring for a government job, job security and gender bias and discrimination at the workplace.
Vyom and the Royal Weapon is a fascinating tale about a global organisation that promotes international cooperation and strives to establish world peace. It is an unputdownable and exciting read about fierce combats resting on Indian tradition and myth that can be read from cover to cover.
Secret Diary of an Incurable Romantic is the story of Madhubala Ray, a thirty-year-old newly widowed woman who teaches social sciences to the students of a posh Chennai school. She lives with her seventy-year-old mother-in-law who, much to her chagrin, isn’t the chatty sorts.
All the Lives We Never Lived is basically a period drama. It loosely explores the events of the 1930s and early 1940s. It talks of a time when the entire world arena was dominated by the war that was meant as an answer to all wars, but which adversely affected millions in its aftermath.
What’s a Girl Gotta Do? is the third instalment of Holly Bourne‘s Spinster Club series. And this is my favourite book of the three. The book shows what it takes to fight something bigger than you. It’s not easy, but it will ultimately be worth it because every one of us wants to.
Vanara is a mythological fiction that refreshingly doesn’t talk about the main heroes of our mythology. The book is the story of the tribe of Vanaras, and three of the most important people of their tribe – Baali, Sugreeva and Tara. It is also, probably, the world’s first love triangle story.
Life Takes a You-Turn is all about strong women and the roles they play in maintaining the fine balance between bliss and battle. It is written in a lucid and easy to understand style of writing though, the language may, at instances, seem a bit too simple.
In Ashwatthama’s Redemption, Gunjan Porwal has tried to picture and present as to how the immortal Ashwatthama might be surviving and keeping up in the present age. The entire story is well knitted around how Ashwatthama has been living with a dreadful past and how he finally stands up to continue doing what he was born for.