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. 

Bookish Talks

How Katniss Everdeen made me feel better about myself

I read The Hunger Games series at the age of seventeen. I read the books first, and then watched the movies. The basic concept of the book blew my mind away. Competing tooth and nail to stay alive? With competitors who are equally interested in staying alive, but way more competent in their own fields?… Continue reading How Katniss Everdeen made me feel better about myself

Children's Fiction, Illustrated

#MithilaReviewsBooks : The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan

"The Ammuchi Puchi" by Sharanya Manivannan, illustrated by Nerina Canzi was the perfect short story for me to read, after a long hiatus from reading books and book blogging. Thank you Penguin Random House India for sending me a review copy of this awesome book. Let's get to the review. But before that, take a… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks : The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan

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.