Give Your Heart a Break by Anuj Tiwari is a book that helps break stereotypes and instils new age wisdom in the Indian psyche. Expect a book that is easy to read and that talks about some very important and relevant social themes like mental health, depression, domestic abuse and harassment.
Crazy Rich Asians is an ideal mix of romance, comedy and some good old family drama. That the book is about Singaporeans and Chinese makes it all the more interesting. Essentially what it offers is a unique peek into the high-flying world of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’.
At a moderate pace, Technically I Love You is a good three-hour read. The book is an honest attempt at presenting a beautiful story. Despite the fact that the story and characterisation is a bit cliched, yet it is the style of presentation that makes the book interesting with a happy ending.
Not a Different Story is worthy of being serialised as it bears all aspects of a theatrical plot. If read at a stretch,it may be completed within 4-5 hours. The book will be highly enjoyed by those who like reading family dramas.
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.
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.
Tides Don’t Cross by Simar Malhotra is a medium paced romance cum family drama. It the story of 2 sisters – the docile Mrinalini and the rebellious Rukmini. The book portrays the uniqueness of Indian families and the changed dynamics of Indian families in the twenty-first century.
I Lost My Soul by Ved Nishad is a true love story and is an inspirational read for people who are in love or people who ever lost in love. It is the love story of a guy who loved deeply and passionately. This book is Ved’s own story.
Half Burnt Cigarette and a Little Love Note is basically the tale of a woman who is torn between two relationships, each important to her. She decides to marry the one who had supported her throughout her graduation and loves her deeply but again, she can’t forget the man she loved and lost, that left her bare and heartbroken.
The book is typically a romance however it isn’t one of those overly cheesy and cringe-worthy romances that leave you irritated. What sets Heart Quake apart is its unique setting in the aftermath of the Bhuj earthquake. Heart Quake isn’t about “love at first sight”; instead it tells us the story of a love rekindling after 10 years of separation.
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.
Most of the college romances that I read touch upon a college goer’s daily life but does so only superficially. In Himanshu Rai’s My Mute Girlfriend, however, the readers also get to relive those days of college life in a better manner. The thing that sets this book apart from others is its “true story” tag.