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, Mystery, YA Fiction

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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

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

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

Fantasy, Fiction, Must Read

#MithilaReviewsBooks – Secret Passages in a Hillside Town by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Okay, this was one of the few books I really enjoyed reading this year. It got me out of my reading slump like a magnet attracts iron, and I finished the last 33% of the book in one sitting. Can you even believe that? Once I finished reading the book, I headed over to GoodReads… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – Secret Passages in a Hillside Town by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Fiction, Science Fiction

#MithilaReviewsBooks – Earth to Centauri: Alien Hunt by Kumar L

"Earth to Centauri: Alien Hunt" by Kumar L.  is a science fiction book that continues the story of Captain Anara, her crew consisting of Ryan and Major Rawat, Manisha and Madhavan, the aliens discovered on the planet HuZryss in the Alpha Centauri star system and the humans, Lucy and Joe and the unborn child they brought home from Alpha Centauri.