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.
I was scrolling through my GoodReads feed before writing a review of this book. And that's when a major FOMO feeling came over me. Am I the last person in my friend / book reviewers circle to read Animal Farm? Why did I wait so long to read this masterpiece!? I had read 1984 last year… Continue reading Animal Farm by George Orwell
I had received a review copy of this book while I was prepping for my exams. I was eagerly waiting to read this book, because it was the first time I received an e-ARC of a book written by a bestselling author, sent with love from Penguin UK via NetGalley. I got around to finally… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – Beartown by Fredrik Backman
"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
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
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