Recent Reads

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
it was amazing
This book is hilarious. It had me smiling and laughing, shaking my head at the ridiculousness of some patient tales; but only until the end of the book, when it does hurt. It's sad and touching. It moves me that ultimately, it's not all ...
Milk Teeth
really liked it
The book is so beautifully Indian, beautifully Mumbai! <3 Amrita Mahale's observation of some thoroughly Indian ways of life, her thoughts on the mundane, and how she weaves these into words that paint an image, words that melt and scrun...
Kafka on the Shore
really liked it
"Kafka on the Shore" is like a dream - it is surreal at best, very weird on the flip side. You know how in a dream, sometimes things make sense and suddenly you are in a random castle plotting an escape to Mars with a person you barely k...
The Handmaid's Tale
really liked it
This isn't an easy book, to read or to review. The book is intense. By the end of it, I felt tired, emotionally drained; but also loved reading dystopia detailed to a t, so much that this world seems scarily real. I enjoyed the brutally ...
The Silent Patient
really liked it
The book was so regular, ordinary - until the last few pages that changed everything. The twist had me gaping, loved it! The characters seemed a little underdeveloped, and almost the first hundred pages of the book fall flat; but the twi...
A Man Called Ove
it was amazing
A Man Called Ove is adorable! I *love* the character. There are very few books that can make you laugh out loud, as well as get you all teary eyed; this was one of those. It is an ordinary story, narrated so extraordinarily. I grew fond ...
Dark Matter
liked it
I picked up this book expecting a thriller and science fiction ridden with physics heavy concepts. While it did not entirely fail to deliver on both of these expectations, to me, the book was more a "love story in a science fiction" set ...
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
really liked it
A non fiction that reads like a thriller! Scary and unbelievable the amount of fraud Theranos has pulled off.
River of Flesh and Other Stories: The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction
really liked it
Underrated, very well written set of short stories! The stories are delicate, yet bold; nuanced, yet undaunted. Even in the shortest of short stories, there's an instant connection with the protagonist. Some stories end in enigma, some e...
Train to Pakistan
really liked it
I was keen on reading a book set in the times of partition and picked up this. The book is very well written and well portrays the partition tribulations. The characters are carefully described, adding a level of depth and personality to...