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
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.
As a reader, I have a deep curiosity to know what happens to the writer of the memoir at the end of the memoir. If the writer has written down the memoir, it certainly means that they are alive and well. If the writer has grown as a person over the course of the book,… Continue reading Eat The Apple by Matt Young #MithilaReviewsBooks
As I reached the last page of this book yesterday night, I felt totally numb. This memoir of Tara Westover is unlike any memoir I've read till date. Read on to know more about this must-read. Please note that this is a discussion post, and not a review. So, beware of spoilers! The cover of… Continue reading Educated by Tara Westover #MithilaReviewsBooks
Okay. Don't judge me for reading a book written by a celebrity. Don't. I attended the Times Lit Fest at Mumbai where Soha Ali Khan spoke about her book, and I'm blown away by how smartly and confidently she presents herself to the world. Mind you, it's a big feat to keep your cool when Suhel Seth is interviewing you in front of a packed audience!
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.