It took me days to pen this review after reading it, as I was so shaken. I had no idea that poetry has this power to invoke such feelings and I cannot imagine what the author must have gone through. Lots of strength to her.
I am in awe of the author. An Army officer, a wife, a mother, a beauty queen, an author; how many roles has Ankita aced with elan! What stands out in the writing is her sense of humor, her simplicity, and her honesty. Her book reminds you that there is nothing a woman can’t do, as long as she stays true to what she believes in and perseveres with conviction.
Can my review justify the awesomeness of the book I have read? Or will it fall short?
Khushboo Shah’s book, The Fairly Ordinary Princess, is one such book. A book that breaks the glass ceiling when it comes to children fiction that works for adults too.
Nidhi Bruce’s ‘A Slim Chance at Love’ is a laugh riot. The book is aptly sub-titled love, longing, and lots of money. It’s a quirky and fun read that offers a window into the lives of the uber-rich, their vulnerabilities, and their eccentricities.
Overall, A Price to Love is an engaging, thought-provoking reflection on the challenges faced by contemporary couples in their fight to reach the top in today’s corporate climate and their search for true love and connection.
Beetashok Chatterjee’s The People Tree is a riveting read. This book is an anthology of fourteen stories revolving around people from different backgrounds and dealing with different situations. The author covers a wide spectrum of emotions, be it friendship, love, loss, survival, lust, deception, and greed.
This is such a delightful read; the kind of book that leaves a smile on your face reminding you of why you want to read or write in the first place. Children will love it, and so will adults.
I strongly recommend Rewriting My Happily Ever After. This book is not only for people who are dealing with divorce or separation and are looking for some connection or guidance, but for everyone, because “Adversity can be a great unifier, a stimulus that helps people bind together with a secret glue.”
This book has the right ingredients to be made into a period movie. History buffs, this one is a must-read. Truly a one-of-a-kind reading experience, that stays with you even after you read!
Smita Das Jain’s ‘A Slice of Life’ is an anthology of stories on relationships, love, loss, and everything in between. It is a potpourri of narratives that chronicle human behaviour and is set against a contemporary background. Some stories will make you chuckle at the quirks of some people, while others will make you feel emotional, rendering a lump in your throat.
Sudha Ramnath is a wonderful writer whose rich travel experiences shine through each story. Her stories take you to Ooty, Coimbatore, Lonavla, and even Africa. The language is simple, and the narrative fast paced. This book is only about 127 pages, making it a quick and entertaining read.
Aashisha’s Chakraborty’s Mis(s)adventures of a Salesgirl is a fun, quirky, immensely enjoyable, and unputdownable read. I finished reading the book in one go. It took me back to my B-school days and brought back memories of internships, accommodations, and adjusting to a new city.
This is a book with a deep philosophical and spiritual tone to it, one that makes the reader sit back and think, making it a ‘ready-reckoner’ for over-thinkers and worriers. A good read for someone searching for inner peace and meaning in life.
The book is successful in landing the central theme. Words have immense magic; they inspire, they transform, and they herald in change. I found the poems to be positive and uplifting. Some verses have an emotional edge that strikes a chord with the reader. I felt that this would be an ideal book for poetry reading sessions.
Ms Basak’s maiden published anthology offers everything that would satiate the soul of a poetry aficionado. From technical purity to a pleasurable reading experience, Eclectic Emotions ticks all the right boxes. I highly recommend this delightful melange of words and verses to all discerning lovers of poetry.