Memoir, Must Read, Non-Fiction, Writing

#MithilaReviewsBooks – How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee

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

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Memoir, Must Read, Non-Fiction

Girlish by Lara Lillibridge #MithilaReviewsBooks

This memoir is written by Lara Lillibridge who grew up with two moms, and she hopes that your view about her story is not affected by this fact. Told from the third person POV of Lara as “Girl", Girl shares some of her childhood experiences, that most of us have never experienced. For example, have you ever stayed at a summer camp, where everyone and their parents roamed around naked 24x7?  Have you ever travelled unaccompanied as a kid, almost four thousand miles away from home, on a flight, with only the air hostesses to look after your daily needs? Have you ever gone on a sailing expedition across the Alaskan seas at the age of ten, with a crew consisting of only your dad and your brother who is just a year older to you? If you haven't, you've got to read this book.

Memoir

If I Had To Tell It Again by Gayathri Prabhu #BookReview

This book is not going to be everyone's cup of tea. But, this book is also a must-read for various reasons.  I kept the book aside for a day before writing this review. Probably because this is the first time I'm reviewing a memoir. Or probably because the book was such a whirlwind of emotions, I needed to take a minute to balance myself. Either way, here I am, reviewing one of the best books I've read this year - If I Had To Tell It Again by Gayathri Prabhu.