This, mis amigos, is the last book review of 2018. Now, now. Before you start weeping, let me assure you of this: I will continue reviewing books under this hashtag #MithilaReviewsBooks in 2019 and 2020 and in 2022 (2021 is a gap year. Thank you, academics). I will, however, reduce the number of review copies… Continue reading Harilal & Sons #MithilaReviewsBooks
I was introduced to this book by Ramya while I was in the 12th grade. I did find a worn-out copy in my local library, but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) I did not end up finishing the book that year. I remember putting the book down (don’t worry, I didn’t kill / destroy… Continue reading Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
Do you secretly hope that your child will grow up to be the next bestselling author? Do your fingers itch to ensure that your kid writes something more everlasting than the ephemeral homework he/she does everyday? You can do something other than fret about how English composition books are making your child's literary skills rusty.… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – Writing is Fun by Jeanne Perrett
This book has been on my TBR since forever. I loved the concept of "The Lovely Bones": a ghost narrating the story of the lives that her near and dear ones lead post her death, from her point of view. Literally a ghost story. This post is not a review, it's a discussion post. I've… Continue reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
There is no book in this whole wide world that can accurately explain to you the stories of the Titans, Olympians, heroes and demigods of Greece, exactly as they occurred aeons ago. There are a variety of retellings which share a similar skeleton and are adorned with the style and imagination of the chronicler. Nevertheless,… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks : Circe by Madeline Miller
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
"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.
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
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
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.