A quickly put together review of The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue. I listened to the audiobook on Libro.fm.
2020 has been a shite year so far and the coming of October means we are one month closer to the end of the year. This little fact makes so abundantly happy that I just want to sit back and watch it go by while chanting, “Go, 2020, go!” But that’s not to be because I’m not someone who can do that. I NEED to be reading, working, filming, editing, uploading, engaging, sharing, and everything under the sun that I can actually do instead of being a lazy slob.
I usually start off my reviews with a little bit of an introduction as to how I came across an author or how much I love their writing or some little anecdote about something related to the book and/or author. But today, I have been rendered speechless, because as much as I want to shout about how much I have loved Matt Haig’s writing and about how much I feel justified today, it just wouldn’t be enough.
I read Swimming in the Dark in June and it’s taken me a long, long time to write this review, because every time I think of this book, my heart breaks and my eyes fill up. That’s not to say that this is a sad book. It’s a very matter-of-fact narration and that is exactly what will reach inside you and shake your very core.
'She Will Rescue You' is a strange kind of thriller that I found myself enjoying, and then was horrified that I found myself enjoying it. This is the kind of book that will send goosebumps up your spine, not for the way it’s written, but because it shows you the mirror and what your own moral reflexes are. I’ve never read a book like this before, I must say!
I know that it’s been a while since I’ve been regular on here, but I fully intend to stay regular with my posts this time. I also know that I’ve said this before but this time, I’m coming in all guns blazing. I posted a book review a few days ago and yesterday, posted an old, random thought. Here’s to new beginnings sprouting from old worlds!
Richa Gupta’s Slices of Life is a collection of short stories that span different genres and explore various facets of the human personality and psyche in a manner that makes you think and speculate and introspect about where we as humans come from, and where we are going. There are stories in there that can be classified as futuristic fiction, there are those that are domestic fiction, those that are contemporary fiction, those that talk about women empowerment, about familial relationships, friendships, romances, and daily life, and a whole lot more that you will probably be surprised to find in there.
Just the cover of Hannah Rothschild’s The Improbability of Love brought me to my knees, even though I haven’t read it in the year that I have owned it. Plus, I had heard great things about the book. So of course, when the author’s new book came out, I became excited. And when Bloomsbury India granted me the review request, I literally squealed!
Thing is, disappointment doesn’t warn you before it strikes. That’s probably why some are so hard to digest. And this one, House of Trelawney, is one such.
A little reading wrap up for the month of March 2020 in which I celebrated International Women's Day by only reading books by women authors across the month. I hosted a readathon for this and quite a few people joined in - which is good for a first readathon. In this blog post, I talk about all the books I read in March 2020.
I LOVE ANGIE THOMAS!
There’s no two ways about it.
She got me in The Hate U Give.
She got me in On the Come Up.
Seriously. HOW DOES SHE DO THAT?!