Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo|Three stories of female desire|

“But the stories wherein desire was something that couldn’t be controlled, when the object of desire dictated the narrative, that was where I found the most magnificence, the most pain.” The lives of 3 women are left bare for us to read and judge, in Taddeo’s novel ‘Three Women’. Over a period of 8 years,Continue reading “Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo|Three stories of female desire|”

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: The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sovwendra Shekhar|A strong singular voice against oppression of the Santhals

A collection of stories set in the culturally and mineral-rich land of Jharkhand, ‘The Adivasi Will Not Dance’ features a singular and unapologetic voice that will make you aware of the actual problems of a community that has been pushed down the ladder of development. Shekhar’s stories comprise of characters devoid of so many facilities inContinue reading “Book Review: The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sovwendra Shekhar|A strong singular voice against oppression of the Santhals”

Mid-year favorites|Books that I would recommend without a doubt|

It’s June already, and that marks the end of half a year. This post is all about those gems that stood out each month and why you should pick them up. So, let’s get started: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: If you like– Historical Fiction, strong female protagonist, a lot of nature intricatelyContinue reading “Mid-year favorites|Books that I would recommend without a doubt|”

Book Review: Village Folk and Circus Freaks by Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Meet the beautiful people of the Circus, and the freaks who live in the Village next to them. Mangled, jangled, misunderstood, all find place in the rich tapestry of this book. Siamese twins separate to lose half a heart each, and find snake-man and tiger-taming lovers. A man bitten by a crocodileContinue reading “Book Review: Village Folk and Circus Freaks by Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal”

e-ARC Review: Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale|A memory forgotten, and some dark secrets|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’tContinue reading “e-ARC Review: Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale|A memory forgotten, and some dark secrets|”