Today I thought I’d do a recommendations post. I had done recommendations of the type ‘if you like this…..you might like….many times in the past. I thought that today I’ll do that with a twist, where I’d recommend books with a similar theme to another, where you’re likely to enjoy the former even if you … More Recommendations: If you didn’t like this…..you might like….
I had read two books by Elif Shafak earlier this year-Honour and 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World. And I thought those two were great. But this one didn’t quite do it for me Three Daughters of Eve follows Peri who grows up in Turkey, with her staunchly religious mother and her staunch … More Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak
Silence is a work of historical fiction, set in 17th century Japan. It follows a Portuguese missionary in search of a colleague in Japan, during a time when Christianity was outlawed, and its followers persecuted. It is a dark and harrowing tale that brings to life a little-known chapter in history. It contains complex discussions … More Silence by Shusaku Endo
Of late, I have been really into reading books from different parts of the world, and I thought I’d recommend books based on region. I’d start with Japan and South Korea. These are all books that are either set in those countries OR written by authors who live in those countries, in case of speculative … More Recommendations: Books from Japan and South Korea
August was not the best reading month for me. I was in a huge reading slump for most of the month, and I only picked up speed later in the month. I ended up reading ten books, three of which were for a project for my classes Here they are: The Far Field by Madhuri … More August 2021 Reading Wrap Up
The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay follows Shalini, a young woman from Bangalore, India who decides to travel to a small village in Kashmir, to search for Bashir Ahmed, a Kashmiri salesman who had a close bond with her mother. As she goes on the quest, she finds herself getting involved with the people of … More The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay
I had read 14 books this month, and here they are: The Maidens by Alex Michaelides(3/5) Honestly, this book was a bit of a disappointment for me. I really enjoyed Alex Michaelides’s previous book, but this just didn’t live up to the high. The premise seemed interesting-a murder mystery set in Cambridge and involving Greek … More July 2021 Reading Wrap Up
This month I had a time where I really felt like reading only romance books. I read 3 such books which I thought I’d quickly review. Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas I surprised myself by picking this book up, because I am not usually one for historical romance. I’m usually turned off by the gender … More 3 Romance Books Reviews
So August is considered Women in Translation month in the book community. Now, personally I don’t care that much about these book community reading challenges-I prefer reading whatever I feel like at the moment. Still, I love reading books in translation, so I thought I’d like to recommend a few for those who are doing … More Women in Translation month-book recommendations.
I just read this book, and I finally came to the conclusion that Becky Chambers’s books just aren’t for me. I had tried reading the Wayfarers books, and I just couldn’t get into it. As for this one, I get the appeal, but it just wasn’t for me. This book follows Dex, a nonbinary tea-monk … More A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers.