Memoir, Must Read, Non-Fiction, Writing

#MithilaReviewsBooks – How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee

Since the day I received an e-ARC of this book via NetGalley (Thank you Houghton Mifflin Harcourt!), I have been excited about reading this book. Why? The title of the novel intrigued me. I have tried my hand at writing a novel (at the tender age of 17), a novel that was written with much… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee

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Children's Fiction, Indian Fiction, Mythology

#MithilaReviewsBooks – Gita: The Battle of The Worlds by Sonal Sachdev Patel

"Gita: The Battle of the Worlds" is written by Sonal Sachdev Patel and Jemma Wayne-Kattan, illustrated by Soumitra Ranade and published by HarperCollins Children's Books. This book aims to introduce young readers to the Bhagawad Gita, a part of the 6th parva (book) of the Mahabharata.

Indian Fiction, Mystery

#MithilaReviewsBooks – The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

Thank you Hachette India for sending me a review copy of the third book in the Janardan Maity series, "The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira" by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay. The plot of the story goes like this: Detective Janardan Maity and his friend Prakash Ray have travelled to a secluded and pristine holiday spot in Goa, Movim,… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

Fiction, Historical Fiction

#MithilaReviewsBooks – The Architecture of Loss by Zainab Priya Dala

This is the first book I have read about South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. And I will wholly recommend "The Architecture of Loss" by Zainab Priya Dala to readers who wish to read a heartwrenching account of how this freedom struggle affected the physical and emotional lives of the Comrades, their families, their lovers and their… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – The Architecture of Loss by Zainab Priya Dala

Non-Fiction

#MithilaReviewsBooks – Love and Marriage in Mumbai by Elizabeth Flock

Do you need a razor-sharp, mirror-clear image of the realities of love and marriage in Mumbai? Then this is one book you totally should invest in.  "Love and Marriage in Mumbai" by Elizabeth Flock is a phenomenal reportage of the love stories of three couples (names obviously changed by the author for the sake of privacy): Maya and Veer, Sabeena and Shahzad, Parvati and Ashok. The stories are divided into many parts.

Children's Fiction, Fiction, Indian Fiction

#MithilaReviewsBooks – The Globetrotters by Arefa Tehsin

"The Globetrotters" by Arefa Tehsin, with illustrations by Nafisa Nandini Crishna is a children's fiction book published by Penguin Random House India, under the imprint Puffin Books. The cover of the book appeals to the eye. And is also a foreshadow to the plot. The plot of "The Globetrotters" goes like this: Once upon a… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – The Globetrotters by Arefa Tehsin

Fiction, YA Fiction

#MithilaReviewsBooks – Tradition by Brendan Kiely

I received a review copy of "Tradition" by Brendan Kiely from Penguin India. Thank you so much! There's an interesting quote mentioned at the beginning of this book, which sets the tone for the topic the author wishes to highlight in his book. There's really no such thing as the "voiceless." There are only the… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – Tradition by Brendan Kiely

Fiction, Humour, Must Read

#MithilaReviewsBooks – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

This was the first book I started reading post my exams in May. Thanks to all the book reviewers and bloggers who I trust, who seemed to have loved and adored this book. And I totally knew that this could NOT be a book that was 'just-all-about-the-hype'. Five chapters into the book, disaster struck. I… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman