It took two decades for Zusak to write this novel. The Book Thief is pronounced as THE favourite book by many people, so I can understand the pressure of following it. But, hats off to this talented man, who wrote a novel that will stay with me for a long time. It’s one of those … More Worth the 10 year wait, Marcus Zusak is back!
That’s how I’d describe After The Party in 3 words. A historical novel at the times of WW2. The main character isPhyllis and it’s told from her perspective in different time periods. The book opens in 1979 as Phyllis gets out of prison. The opening page totally got me sucked in, and is representative of … More Absorbing, evocative, intriguing: After The Party by Cressida Connolly
I first came across Yeonmi Park through this video, where she gave a speech in One Young World’s convention. It took me a long while to gather my courage to read her memoir, which is not for the faint hearted. But, then I said to myself, if she endured all that when she was only … More One strong woman and her escape to freedom: In Order To Live
This one is not going to be easy, friends. I haven’t read such a weird novel since long time. I read the reviews in Goodreads. There are lovers and there are people who dislike it a lot. I think I can say, it wasn’t a pleasant read that blew my mind, but I didn’t hate … More Man Booker long lister: Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
“Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground and start over. After the burning soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. “ I remember this book was so popular last year, and every time I looked at Goodreads, I was put off by its blurb. … More Why didn’t I read this before??? Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng