• 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…

  • Literature+Fiction,  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.…

  • Romance

    A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy

    Preeti Shenoy, considered to be India’s top selling female authors, is out with her latest “A Hundred Little Flames”. I have read a couple of her earlier books and have had a love-hate relationship with her. Much as I found her story line to be decent and sort of heart warming, the narration often left me feeling disappointed. Yet, I still end up picking up her books. And her latest…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Romance

    A Great Romance Book -Me Before You-Jojo Moyes

    “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes came as the much needed refreshing read, after I had completed the “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. I largely read soft romances, though I don’t truly consider myself a romantic person. Probably that’s why I end up picking up these books. But, Me Before You isn’t one of those books with oodles of romance. In fact, I wouldn’t even want to categorize it…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Romance

    Book Review- Yashodhara Lal- When Love Finds You

    I was recently told by an upcoming Indian author that my book reviews seldom present any Indian author and his book in positive light. Probably this is true, but it isn’t something I do with a pre-conceived notion or thought. At the beginning of 2016, when people were signing up for reading challenges on Goodreads, I took up a relatively different kind of challenge, of reading more Indian authors. We do…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Romance

    Chetan Bhagat- Review of One Indian Girl

    Chetan Bhagat is truly the most loved or, the most hated author in the country. Surely, on one side we have a large percentage of readers who simply cannot stop adoring his books, and on the other side there is a larger number who simply dislike his books. Despite all the brickbats he receives for his featured columns in major dailies, or for his stint as a judge on a…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Romance

    Book Review: It’s All in The Planets- Preeti Shenoy

    It’s All in The Planets!!! Is it really so? We do often find life shaping up in a way that’s almost beyond our control. I remember reading these lines from a Ruskin Bond book recently- “What are we humans really just absurd little creatures strutting about as though we owned the earth and everything upon it. An ill wind comes along and we’re finished…” Bond’s writing never fails to make me…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Romance

    A Forgotten Affair -By Kanchana Banerjee

    “Sometimes you need to forget everything to recognize what matters the most….” One of those lines that would linger long in your mind, as you read A Forgotten Affair. How would it feel to wake up one fine morning to realize that you absolutely have no idea about who you are, or where you are from? Sagarika Mehta is in one such complex situation in her life. A victim of…