Book Reviews

Indian living, Religion and Humor in Diksha Basu’s The Windfall

Indian living, Religion and Humor in Diksha Basu’s The Windfall

An authentic picture of Indian Living in Diksha Basu’s The Windfall Diksha Basu’s The Windfall is a delightful story about the Jha family who suddenly come into money and have to adjust in middle age to a new life of luxury. Mr Jha is carried […]

Love, writing and a peek into Islamophobia in Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry.

Love, writing and a peek into Islamophobia in Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry.

Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry is an unusual, lopsided intersection of love, art and life’s inequalities. Asymmetry, n. lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry. * is Lisa Halliday’s first novel. The romance between twenty-something year old Alice and Ezra […]

Rivalry, Mind-games and Sabotage in Michelle Frances’ The Girlfriend.

Rivalry, Mind-games and Sabotage in Michelle Frances’ The Girlfriend.

Michelle Frances’ The Girlfriend: A mind-bending, suspenseful and thought-provoking thriller I have a love-hate relationship with thrillers. You see, I’m naturally on the anxious side, I stay low on caffeine and try to sleep enough every night. Thrillers make me a bit crazy. But I […]

EIGHT FAMILY SAGAS THAT YOU SHOULD READ

EIGHT FAMILY SAGAS THAT YOU SHOULD READ

Because, if family is everything, books about family are everything too. I love reading family sagas. My first taste of this (or what should be it’s own) genre was was Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Emma Harte series. The seven book saga begins with and ends with […]

16 Books to Look Out For in 2018

16 Books to Look Out For in 2018

16 Books to read in 2018 A wise man once said ‘To the making of books, there is no end’ and alas, here we are in a new calendar year already full of anticipated releases. So many sites have put up lists of books to […]

The repercussions of war and a new perspective on refugees in Sharon Bala’s The Boat People.

The repercussions of war and a new perspective on refugees in Sharon Bala’s The Boat People.

 ” by Sharon Bala will change the way you view refugees. The Boat People tells the story of a large group of refugees who arrive Canada from war ravaged Sri Lanka with hopes of a better life. However, their dream is interrupted because instead of […]

Music, community and motherhood in Naima Coster’s Halsey Street

Music, community and motherhood in Naima Coster’s Halsey Street

Naima Coster’s Halsey Street is an aching portrait of a fractured family in the midst of gentrification. Halsey Street is Naima Coster‘s debut novel and I grew excited after reading the blurb, because a story about family and the Caribbean? Count me in! Penelope Grand […]

2017 in Books

2017 in Books

Best Books Of 2017 2017 was a great reading year for me. I read 47 books this year. Though this year was full for me in terms of school, life, writing etc, I somehow still read. A few numbers from goodreads: Shortest book: 99 pages […]

An interview with poet, Esther Edoho

An interview with poet, Esther Edoho

Esther Edoho’s new chapbook, moonflower is a collection of poems exploring the intricacies of love and life and celebrating the mundane. I recently interviewed the author again (she’d previously done a BOOK’D interview here) about the collection, the power of introspection and writing. 

A Quiet Meditation on love, life and the not-so mundane: Moonflower by Esther Edoho

A Quiet Meditation on love, life and the not-so mundane: Moonflower by Esther Edoho

“Isn’t that how it is with memory? The old still feels good even when it has lost a few details.” Moonflower is Esther Edoho‘s debut chapbook. The collection contains twenty one poems, written in varying styles from classic stanzas to prose-poetry. The author is a […]