A delectable concoction of languages, geographies, and memories is what I would best describe Siddharth Dasgupta’s third collection of poetry. Interspersed with delightful typography, photography, and illustrations, the book is a cinematic experience.
Book Review: Bookworm A Novel by Robin Yeatman
Robin Yeatman’s debut novel is an entertaining ride of whimsy and dark comedy. The main protagonist Victoria, as the title of the book indicates, is a BOOKWORM, in capital. She literally devours book after book. Reading is her escapism from a marriage with a man who never leaves an opportunity to disparage her and a life tightly carefully orchestrated by her over-bearing parents and in-laws.
5 books to pick during #WomenHistoryMonth
From celebrating #WomenHistoryMonth to commemorating #WomenEmpowermentMonth, March has got them all when it comes to honoring women and their amazing work in every sphere of life. Also, there is International Women’s Day right around the corner. For me, it seems mere tokenism to dedicate a month or day to a celebrate women. I believe it’s…
7 new books for March 2022
March is my favorite month of the year. Winter melts away giving way to a pleasant spring and summer. Also, it is my birthday month! So, yay. The best part is the most fantastic books that are dropping in March this year. Without much ado, stock up your reading shelf with these stunning books releasing…
6 new books coming in February 2022
February has one of the most commercialized days in the calendar: Valentine’s Day. If you ask me, which is the best book to read about love, I would unflinchingly recommend only one book: bell hook’s all about love. If you would like to read solely romance this month, there are tons of great books out there. If you would like to branch out and experiment more in your reading, here are a few good books dropping in February 2022.
A Flight of Pigeons, Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond’s novella A Flight of Pigeons is set in Shahjahanpur during the revolt of 1857. The plot is based on true events. It follows a young woman named Ruth Labadoor and her family who are seeking a safe refuge after Ruth’s father is killed by sepoys and the family home is burned down.
Tithoorta Hua Ganatantra, Harishankar Parsai
My second book of the year is Harishankar Parsai’s collection of essays and short stories. A noted satirist and humorist of modern Hindi literature, Parsai is known for his simple and direct style. Hailing from Madhya Pradesh, Parsai did M.A. in Hindi from Nagpur University. In his early days, he pursued writing along with day job. Then he quit his job to take up writing as a full-time career. He started a literature magazine called Vasudha. However, the publication had to stop due serious economic losses.
Real Life, Brandon Taylor
Real Life is a coming-of-age campus novel about Wallace, a queer Black student who is four years into a biochemistry degree at a university in the Midwest. For him, campus life with his small group of mostly white friends is far removed from his childhood in deep south Alabama. The plot follows Wallace over the course of a blustery weekend towards the end of summer. The un-accidental contamination of his experiment that he has been painstakingly doing all summer, the news of his estranged father’s sudden death, and a series intense confrontations push Wallace to grapple with his traumatic past and question his probable future in ac
7 new books releasing in January 2022
While you mask up outdoors and try to stay indoors as much as possible, you can pick up any of these books releasing in January, if you have not decided on your reading goals yet. Don’t worry, because I have got you sorted with these terrific book recommendations that will entertain and enlighten you.
A retrospective on the books I read in 2021
#SpotifyWrapped trending over social media, I thought, why not do a #bookchronicleswrapped and look back at the books I have read in 2021? It would have been an uneventful year in my reading stint. I didn’t read many books as a bookstagrammer ought to in the beginning of the year. But as the year is coming to a close, I have realized I have ended up reading a diverse range of books than before.
7 new books for December
If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, presents for Secret Santa, or birthday gifts for December babies, here is list of books that released this month. Or you can simply add these books for your December TBR or to be read as 2022 new year resolution!
8 fiction books to read for fresh perspective at the workplace
If you think reading fiction is pointless when it comes to your professional life, it’s time to let go of your bias. Need more reason to pick up fiction? Jeff Bezos counts as one of his favorites The Remains of the Day, the Booker-winning fiction book by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. Here is a list of more such insightful fiction books I have compiled for you to add to your reading list.