Book 11 of 2018- Us by David Nicholls

Have you read One Day? Yes, the movie starring Anne Hathaway and that other guy. I really feel they could have had a better male lead but okay whatever. One Day is a book I go back to when life’s uncertainties trouble me and I need a pick me up. So, I picked up Us…

Book 10 of 2018- Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch

I discovered Blake Crouch through an Amazon recommendation. The first book I read is called Dark Matter and I recommend it to everyone who loves sci-fi because that book honestly flipped my mind, in a good way of course. Goodreads summary Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission:…

Indian Goddesses

In India, our women are wrapped ever so delicately layers of white tissue paper enfolded over their bodies like dolls, they are stored away in boxes only to be brought out when they pretend play goddesses or when dusk falls and the men come home when they take off their inhibitions and rip off their…

Book 9 of 2018: We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

First up, I watched the movie almost a year ago. I am fascinated by Tilda Swinton, always have been and then there was the added temptation of Ezra Miller. If you have watched the movie, you will know how delicious the tension between Swinton and Miller is and I recommend watching the movie even before…

Book 7 of 2018- In The Dark by Mark Billingham

The sole reason I picked this book up was because I liked the cover. How many times have you done that? I didn’t even read any reviews, I just went for it. A lot of times when I do that, I do end up with a good enough book. However, this time around, I was…

Book 6 of 2018- Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Goodreads summary  Maud, an aging grandmother, is slowly losing her memory—and her grip on everyday life. Yet she refuses to forget her best friend Elizabeth, who she is convinced is missing and in terrible danger. But no one will listen to Maud—not her frustrated daughter, Helen, not her caretakers, not the police, and especially not…

Book 5 of 2018- The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

  6 Things this book taught me: Russia sold Alaska to America for peanuts. Ptarmigan is a bird that changes its colour to white in winter. About Iñupiat people. Terror is the colour of a brilliant blinding white and tastes like a raw scream on your tongue. How to survive Alaska In space, when a…

Book 4 of 2018- Me and Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

First things first, this book is HILARIOUS. I don’t say this lightly, this might be one of the funniest books I have ever read. Greg Gaines, a high school kid who has successfully managed to be friendly with everyone but not friends with anyone. Well, maybe except Earl. Greg’s mission in life is to avoid…

Book 2 of 2018- Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry

The day I heard about Such a Long Journey was when Shiv Sena, a regional political party protested against it. The reason? Mistry goes on to describe Shiv Sena’s antics from 1971, labels it as a fascist party and gets it absolutely right. The Mumbai University, fearing the wrath of the party commonly known to…

Book 1 of 2018- Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

“I read somewhere… how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong… to measure yourself at least once.” “We like companionship, see, but we can’t stand to be around people for very long. So we go get ourselves lost, come back for a while, then get the hell out…

2017 lessons

2017 was a mixed bag of emotions. In 2017, I learnt a lot of things about myself. I learnt that I am terrible at giving up on people, stubbornly so. But also that when it truly is time to let go, I will do so gracefully, but also with a touch of coldness. I will…