Children's Fiction, Humour, Illustrated

#MithilaReviewsBooks – Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

Greg Heffley is the person I wanted to be when I was younger. Cool, rebellious, street-smart. Rowley Jefferson was the person I laughed at. "What a loser," I'd say to myself, after reading all about Greg's awesome adventures and his brilliant (to my juvenile mind) sense of humour. Rowley was, ironically, quite similar to the… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

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Fiction, Must Read, Philosophy

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

The title of this book attracted me initially. I wasn't a major fan of Coelho after reading The Alchemist, because I thought that the ending was real shitty (Before judging me, please take into account the fact that I was a pre-teen brat when I read the book for the first and only time.) Despite… Continue reading Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

Classics, Dystopia, Fiction, Must Read, Science Fiction

#MithilaReviewsBooks – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This book has been on my TBR since ages. I remember reading 'The Illustrated Man' in 2017 and being totally blown away by the awesome sci-fi in it. And fantasy. And horror. You get my drift. I had even shelved 'Fahrenheit 451' and other books by Ray Bradbury in 2017 itself, hoping that I'd pick… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fantasy, Fiction, Must Read, YA Fiction

The Fork, the Witch and the Worm: #Eragon by Christopher Paolini

"The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm" by Christopher Paolini hit the bookshelves eight years after "Inheritance" was published. Paolini does not intend for this book to extend upon the story he wrapped up in Inheritance. Rather, it's a collection of short stories which expands upon the backstories of the characters in the series and takes us further into the past of the fantastic world of Alagaësia. Read more in my review!

Bookish Talks, Must Read, Non-Fiction

Aziz Ansari introduces me to Modern Romance

20 and new to the dating scene. Daunting, to an introvert who has a barely-there social life and a spare invisibility cloak handy for the rare, must-do social event. (Just kidding. I have this unique ability to slip away from group discussions unnoticed and thus become "invisible") Getting back from my social anxiety and to… Continue reading Aziz Ansari introduces me to Modern Romance

Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Indian Fiction, Literary Fiction

Harilal & Sons #MithilaReviewsBooks

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

Children's Fiction, Writing

#MithilaReviewsBooks – Writing is Fun by Jeanne Perrett

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

Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Must Read, Mythology

#MithilaReviewsBooks : Circe by Madeline Miller

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