• Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  Weekend Picks

    Thriller on Your Mind? Pick Memory Man by David Baldacci

    After a bit of a reading slump, I needed a fast-paced book to get me going. I picked up David Baldacci from the local library here last weekend. It was my first Baldacci, and the first book in Baldacci’s Amos Decker series (there have been four so far in the series). Amos Decker is the detective at play, solving mysteries and murders. Having suffered a head injury that ended his football career, the trauma induced a condition called hyperthymesia and synesthesia. The result of this- is never being able to forget anything! Weird as the condition may sound, it is this ability that gets him to crack cases and get…

  • Authors Speak,  Romance

    Author Guest Post : Sunanda Chatterjee on her Book, Sins of The Father

    I have often wondered why authors choose a particular genre to write about. How do they weave a story, sometimes so beautiful, and capture the genre’s true essence. I recently had the opportunity of posing this question to author Sunanda Chatterjee. She writes sagas and dramas-of romance and families. Her tales are woven with passion and speaks of women. Her heartwarming tales are popular, making her books consistently top the Top 100 bestsellers on Amazon USA and Amazon India in Asian Literature, Indian Writing, and Asian Drama categories. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies, and  Sunanda published recently, Book 1 of the Wellington Estates Series, Sins of the Father…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG- Winner of Goodreads Readers Challenge Award for 2017

    Who is a good mother? The answer to this question is surely a complex one, actually with no definite answer. Exploring one such complex relationship between a mother and daughter is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG. What an apt title indeed for a novel that explores the intricacies of relationships. For often it is fear, insecurity and sorrow that burn a deep hole into it. At the core of the book is the story of a mother and daughter, and around this core are many other little stories inter-woven. Celeste NG is an American author whose first novel Everything I Never Told You was the Amazon book of the…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine- By Gail Honeyman

    “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”. Well, yes this is the title of the book that I recently read. Often, it is these quirky titles that drag me to a book, and I end up reading them. But with regards to this particular one, there were other reasons as well. There were great reviews of it online, it won a handful of awards in 2017, and I loved the fact that this was an achievement of a debutant author- Gail Honeyman. It was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress. It won the Costa First Novel Award and was chosen as one of the Observer’s Debuts…

  • Anita desai, fiction, The village by the sea
    Literature+Fiction,  Weekend Picks

    Weekend Read Recommendation: The Village By The Sea by Anita Desai

    I often pick short novels for the weekend. However this time around, my recommendation is going to be one with a several hundred pages. I consider this a beautiful piece of literature, just for the vivid descriptions it holds within its pages. This is a book that you would live through, and is best enjoyed in an uninterrupted reading session. A brilliant storyline, full on character and a stunning prose- that’s “The Village by the Sea” by Anita Desai for you! Anita Desai is known for her simplistic style of writing. Her stories are straight from the heart and appeal to readers across different age groups. The Village by the Sea,…

  • Romance

    Can You Keep a Secret – By Sophie Kinsella

    When a book puts together life’s simplest pleasures, you can be sure that it’s going to be one great read. To kick start the week ahead, here is a book that’s worth a pick- Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella. After a rather dull weekend, I needed a book that wasn’t too heavy, to pull me out of the slump. And this book came as the perfect read. It was light-hearted, honest and made me smile too. I just adored the portrayal of the characters and the narrative right till the end. Can You Keep a Secret is Sophie Kinsella’s finest. This chick lit author is most popularly…