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

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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!

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

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

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

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