Children's Fiction

The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet #BookReview

There are some books in the Children's Fiction genre that I feel would have made me a better human being now, had I read them at the right time. This book is one of those important books I wish I had read at a younger age. Nevertheless, I'm currently in a phase of life where… Continue reading The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet #BookReview

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Fiction, Science Fiction

#MithilaReviewsBooks – Earth to Centauri: Alien Hunt by Kumar L

"Earth to Centauri: Alien Hunt" by Kumar L.  is a science fiction book that continues the story of Captain Anara, her crew consisting of Ryan and Major Rawat, Manisha and Madhavan, the aliens discovered on the planet HuZryss in the Alpha Centauri star system and the humans, Lucy and Joe and the unborn child they brought home from Alpha Centauri. 

Bookish Talks

How Katniss Everdeen made me feel better about myself

I read The Hunger Games series at the age of seventeen. I read the books first, and then watched the movies. The basic concept of the book blew my mind away. Competing tooth and nail to stay alive? With competitors who are equally interested in staying alive, but way more competent in their own fields?… Continue reading How Katniss Everdeen made me feel better about myself

Children's Fiction, Illustrated

#MithilaReviewsBooks : The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan

"The Ammuchi Puchi" by Sharanya Manivannan, illustrated by Nerina Canzi was the perfect short story for me to read, after a long hiatus from reading books and book blogging. Thank you Penguin Random House India for sending me a review copy of this awesome book. Let's get to the review. But before that, take a… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks : The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan

Memoir, Must Read, Non-Fiction

Girlish by Lara Lillibridge #MithilaReviewsBooks

This memoir is written by Lara Lillibridge who grew up with two moms, and she hopes that your view about her story is not affected by this fact. Told from the third person POV of Lara as “Girl", Girl shares some of her childhood experiences, that most of us have never experienced. For example, have you ever stayed at a summer camp, where everyone and their parents roamed around naked 24x7?  Have you ever travelled unaccompanied as a kid, almost four thousand miles away from home, on a flight, with only the air hostesses to look after your daily needs? Have you ever gone on a sailing expedition across the Alaskan seas at the age of ten, with a crew consisting of only your dad and your brother who is just a year older to you? If you haven't, you've got to read this book.

Indian Fiction, Romance Fiction

Twenty-Nine Going on Thirty by Andaleeb Wajid #MithilaReviewsBooks

Andaleeb Wajid has been one of my top favourite authors since last year. I happened to get a copy of her bestselling book More Than Just Biryani at my college library. I fell in love with her writing style: she can paint a beautiful story with so many different characters, and play with their lives… Continue reading Twenty-Nine Going on Thirty by Andaleeb Wajid #MithilaReviewsBooks

Historical Fiction, Indian Fiction

The Assassinations: A Novel of 1984 by Vikram Kapur #BookReview

Prior to reading this book, I had absolutely no knowledge about the 1984 riots. I just knew that Operation Bluestar was something related to Indira Gandhi, and that's it. It's not something I'm proud of. But reading "The Assassinations: A Novel of 1984" by Vikram Kapur has given me a much-needed insight into the anti-Sikh… Continue reading The Assassinations: A Novel of 1984 by Vikram Kapur #BookReview

Indian Fiction, Thriller

Pretty Vile Girl by Rickie Khosla #BookReview

Get ready to read a brilliant Indian fiction thriller of 2018. I never thought I'd live to see the day where I actually praised an Indian fiction book to such an extent. The plot of "Pretty Vile Girl" by Rickie Khosla goes like this: Jazmeen is a classic example of the term "Bollywood bombshell." Beautiful, talented… Continue reading Pretty Vile Girl by Rickie Khosla #BookReview