Book Tour+Review- Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera|#OwnVoices, Asian-Latinx Representation

Synopsis Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy…like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much…like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons. LupeContinue reading “Book Tour+Review- Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera|#OwnVoices, Asian-Latinx Representation”

Book Tour+Review: Come On In| Edited by Adi Alsaid|Immigration Stories

‘Come On In’, a collection of stories based on the collective human experience of immigration, focusses on every aspect of it- pain, stress, grief and loss of one’s identity. These stories strike a chord because of the themes they represent. While parents make most of the decisions when it comes to immigration (legal or not), it is the children who have to adjust the most, leaving behind the land and the language they were born into. Likewise, kids born to immigrant parents fail to find their identity and struggle to establish a home for themselves.

Nonet by Sonali Dabade- a Book Review

Review Nonet, as the name suggests, is a collection of nine stories unlike each other,up connected together with a prose that is consistent, immersive and enthralling.Sonali’s understanding of human emotions is tender- a father’s love for his son, the basic human desire to escape the reality, a couple trying to spice up their married life,Continue reading “Nonet by Sonali Dabade- a Book Review”

Book Review: The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer by Shreyansh Katsura

Shreyansh’s love for Murakami shines through the pages of his first novella, The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer. K, a video game enthusiast has been having recurring dreams of being lost in a mansion, the walls pressing on him and mysteries lying in plain sight. His lifestyle isn’t the most healthy one, which consistsContinue reading “Book Review: The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer by Shreyansh Katsura”

Book Review: The Yogini by Sangeeta Bandhyopadhyay| When Fate Confronts the Strong-willed|

Sangeeta Bandhyopadhyay’s The Yogini recreates the concept of a ‘Fate’ through Homi-a modern woman who believes in the importance of actions and a lustful yogi who derails Homi’s life in order to bring her to the center of a bigger conspiracy. Homi, a passionate and hard-working journalist, and a loving wife to a compassionate andContinue reading “Book Review: The Yogini by Sangeeta Bandhyopadhyay| When Fate Confronts the Strong-willed|”

Book Review: A Patchwork Family by Mukta Sathe|A swift and precise take on current social issues|

“We are individualistic, we are lonely.” A Patchwork Family by Mukta Sathe is a social commentary, an in-depth analysis of patriarchy and social prejudice, but mostly of how it is ingrained in our psyche. The story has been narrated by Janaki and Ajoba, two people brought together by crisis and a mutual understanding of eachContinue reading “Book Review: A Patchwork Family by Mukta Sathe|A swift and precise take on current social issues|”

Book Review: The Angel’s Beauty Spots by K R Meera|Three Novellas|

“The experience of love that I’m going to describe is the strangest you’ll have ever encountered.” Countless stories about numerous women from different phases of life and yet, K R Meera succeeds in creating a disparate world with her audacious portrayal of fierce women tormented by love and longing. ‘The Angel’s Beauty Spots’ is aContinue reading “Book Review: The Angel’s Beauty Spots by K R Meera|Three Novellas|”

Book Review: Black River Run by Kiran Khalap|The iconic BDD Chawl and a story of violence, betrayal, and riots|

Set in the historic BDD chawls in Mumbai, a society that has been the epicenter for violence and fights for recognition, ‘Black River Run’ is the story of Bhuva. A taxi driver by profession, Bhuva moves between two worlds- the ‘eye’ nation, that constitutes the English speaking elite of Mumbai and the ‘ear’ nation, mostlyContinue reading “Book Review: Black River Run by Kiran Khalap|The iconic BDD Chawl and a story of violence, betrayal, and riots|”

Book Review: Love in the Time of Affluenza by Shunali Khullar Shroff|A dwindling marriage, an affair and a lot of glam|

Natasha- the beautiful wife to an aristocratic Prince (an actual prince) spends her days juggling between her three kids, husband and her day job. She is a columnist and writes passionately about her everyday life. She draws inspiration from simpler things and believes in making everyone’s life brighter and easier. But when she finds herContinue reading “Book Review: Love in the Time of Affluenza by Shunali Khullar Shroff|A dwindling marriage, an affair and a lot of glam|”

e-ARC Review: In Case You Didn’t Know by Samantha Chase|Contemporary Romance|

It’s time to go back to Magnolia Sound! IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW by Samantha Chase is out now – lovers of small town romance won’t want to miss this one! About IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW Golden child Mason Bishop has finally had enough. Tired of bearing the weight of his parents’ expectations, he’sContinue reading “e-ARC Review: In Case You Didn’t Know by Samantha Chase|Contemporary Romance|”