• Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Jefferey Archer’s Florentyna from Kane and Abel Series #AtoZChallenge

    “Congratulations, Mr. Rosnovski. You have a beautiful girl, said the obstetrician. The multimillionaire chairman of Baron Group of Hotels, Mr. Abel Rosnovski frowned. But he quietly went with the doctor and peered through the observation window. He saw his baby among the row of tiny faces. Her little fingers were curled into a tight fist. Abel smiled, proudly. He had read somewhere that a child was not expected to do…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  Women in Books

    If Tomorrow Comes – #AtoZChallenge

      “I will survive, Tracy thought. I face my enemies naked, and my courage is my shield.”  ― Sidney Sheldon, If Tomorrow Comes I am a Sidney Sheldon fan. Just love the suspense element that his books hold within it. But must say, have had my reservations on the portrayal of women in a few of his books. Nevertheless, here is a book, where I loved the main protagonist-the beautiful, intelligent and strong…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns #AtoZChallenge

    “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”  ― Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns is Khalid Hussein’s masterpiece. An incredible saga, the book could move one and all. Set in a time span across thirty crucial years in the history of Afghanistan, the book speaks volumes on those tough times and the lives of people,…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Gone with Wind & Scarlett O Hara #AtoZChallenge

    “Dear Scarlett! You aren’t helpless. Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless. God help the Yankees if they should get you.” -Rhett Butler” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind Definitely a voluminous read, yet the book and its protagonist would stay in one’s mind, after that last page is turned over. Not many like her, despite the major portion of the book being based upon…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Fisher Queen- The Strong Headed Woman of the Kuru Dynasty #AtoZChallenge

      “Life is only given to us once, and I wanted to live it boldly, with full consciousness and beauty and honesty- at least to myself.” –Kavita Kane Fisher Queen’s Dynasty She was the queen of Hastinapur. Yet, when it comes to the great Mahabharata, her story is seldom spoken about, despite her responsibility in the continuation of the Kuru dynasty, and the consequences that would later lead to the…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine #AtoZChallenge

      “A philosophical question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? And if a woman who’s wholly alone occasionally talks to a pot plant, is she certifiable? I think that it is perfectly normal to talk to oneself occasionally. It’s not as though I’m expecting a reply. I’m fully aware that Polly is a houseplant.”  ― Gail Honeyman, Eleanor…

  • History, Mythology+Fantasy,  Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Diary of Anne Frank- #AtoZChallenge

      “Not being able to go outside upsets me more than I can say and I’m terrified our hiding place will be discovered and that we’ll be shot” – Anne Frank in her Diary Over a million copies of this book have been sold worldwide and till date this book is considered to be one of the most brilliant commentary on the Holocaust and World War 2. A real account…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Chitra Banerjee and Before We Visit The Goddess #AtoZChallenge

      “Ebb and flow, ebb and flow, our lives. Is that why we’re fascinated by the steadfastness of stars? The water reaches my calves. I begin the story of the Pleiades, women transformed into birds so Swift and bright that no man could snare them.” ― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Before We Visit the Goddess If ever you feel like reading a fiction, that holds within its pages a deep tale, with elements…