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!

Bookish Talks, Must Read, Non-Fiction

Aziz Ansari introduces me to Modern Romance

20 and new to the dating scene. Daunting, to an introvert who has a barely-there social life and a spare invisibility cloak handy for the rare, must-do social event. (Just kidding. I have this unique ability to slip away from group discussions unnoticed and thus become "invisible") Getting back from my social anxiety and to… Continue reading Aziz Ansari introduces me to Modern Romance

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

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

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