Saturday, 9 May 2020

Top 5 Books To Read During Quarantine!

Every book you read transports you to a fascinating fictional world. Well, let’s just agree that life would be too boring without fairytales, dragons and some magic. Whether it’s Cinderella’s lost shoe or Harry Potter’s wand, we all fell a little in love with these stories. Well, amidst all these stories that we read, some leaves a major impact on our lives. Today, I’m going to share 5 books that are very special to me. These books aren’t from one single genre, but they’re art of work and should be read by everyone!

#1 Harry Potter
Is there anything about Harry Potter that hasn’t been said already? Well, this is one of the series that can be read by kids as well as adults. Set in a fictional world, this magical series will touch your hearts with its compelling storyline and characters. This is a great book to start with if you’ve just gotten into reading as it will surely make you fall in love with it! Harry Potter is hands down my all time favorite which I recommended to everyone.

#2 The Book Thief
This one is quite intense, to be honest. Set back in the time of WWII. The most intriguing part of this book is its narrator – Death. Yes, this book is narrated by Death, and I tell you, I can’t get more exciting than this. The Book Thief follows a story of a girl, Liesel Meminger, who comes to live with her foster parents and her experience during the Nazi Germany war. It also shows her resilience and determination towards reading new words and books with the help of her father. This book is the epitome of power of words. The story being narrated by death itself, it’s truly a memorable read about love, loss, strength and compassion.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Book review: 20 Diamond Rules For Ultimate Well-Being

This book was very different than the books I normally read. I have read very few non fiction books, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. But right from the beginning, I found this book to be very insightful and helpful in our day to day life.

I needed some motivation in my life, and this was a perfect book for me. I loved the simplicity of this book, it's not one of those books which just talks and talks about positivity, because real life is not always flowers and happiness. And we have to accept that fact. This book talks about little things that you can add to your daily goals, and actually feel like you have achieved something.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Book review: Eating Wasps by Anita Nair


My rating 
This was my first book by Anita Nair, and I'm amazed by her writing. I loved a good suspense novel, and Eating Wasps was one brilliant story with topics that'll leave a mark on your heart and will stay with you forever.

Many stories of women interconnect, and forms one meaningful read. Though these ladies don't know each other, there's something which links their life, their fierceness, and the way they handled everything, I just didn't want this book to get over. There's acid attack survivor, a writer, and many other women who had flaws in their character, but the author didn't hide it, in fact those flaws made the characters even more real.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Review: All You Perfects by Colleen Hoover

My rating
“If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”

I can easily sum up all of Colleen Hoover's books in few words - Emotional, heartbreaking, and raw.

Her stories has evolved so much over the time. I still remember reading her first novel, Hopeless, and falling in love with her writing and the characters. Her stories have always managed to touch my heart, even if I didn't relate to some parts of it. I used to love her romance novels, which made me believe that even though sometimes thing don't work out the way you want to, it all gets better eventually. Her stories are so emotional, but also gives you hope. And even now, her recent stories have been equally great. I will say that I cannot relate to the issues these characters are going through, but it still breaks my heart to read it.

I'll try to not give away the gist of this novel, because it's better if you experience it yourself. All Your Perfects is written alternatively in past and present chapters, which I feel was much needed because of how heavy some scenes got. This story is mainly about a couple dealing with infertility (probably the first book I've read on this topic), and because of that, both of them goes through phases of depression, desperately trying to make their marriage work.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


My rating.


2.5 stars. 
“Be a little kinder than you have to.”

I'm just gonna be honest. I loved this book, and at the same time I was really annoyed by it. First 50% was just meh. Like, I was so bored I literally felt like DNFing it. But I kept on reading because everyone seemed to love it.

Plus points for the ending. Because I usually don't cry while reading books, but this one had me sobbing! But I can't ignore the fact that I was bored for most of the part.

There's no way to describe the story, because I'll probably spoil the ending. I believe that this book is a hit or miss. If you loved it from the beginning, you'd probably end up giving it five stars.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Review: The Blue Moon Day


My rating.


Rating: 3.5

Thanks to the author for review copy!

Okay, so let me start off by saying that this is one of those rare books that you stumble upon, and end up loving it! I don't read many books in this genre, but I had seen this book around and decided to give it a try.

This book is about the journey of five men, who are stuck at a point from where they don't know how to get ahead, and are constantly thinking of ways to make their life more meaningful.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Review - Flying Without Wings


My rating 


For Milli Bajwa, life is at a stand-still. Grounded in the Chandigarh airport where she works day after day, she watches flights leaving for destinations she knows she'll never visit. Loveless and luckless, she would rather bury her nose in a book than face her grim reality. And then, on a whim, she swipes right on a new dating app, and finds the man of her dreams - someone who can sweep her off her feet and teach her how to fly. But the mysterious and charming Karan Singhania has secrets of his own, and a heart damaged in more ways than one. This is the story of two people about to find out how far they're willing to go for the promise of true love.

My review