Wonder

Wonder is an excellent read, not just because it taught me how important it is to support the differently abled, but because it taught me that beauty is not about long hair or tanned skin. Beauty is something which is present inside, and radiates to the exterior of a person.

Mahashweta

the real beauty of the book lies in the way the protagonist deals with the ups and downs of her own life. When the whole world shuts its doors on her, how she carves out her new identity and sails through life’s storms with her independent thinking and perseverance, is portrayed beautifully.

The Secret Of The Palamu Fort

The book is an engaging, swift read that keeps you riveted till the end (when the mystery unfolds). I recommend this book to anyone who’s mind is titillated by mystery and intrigue. In fact, this book is quite the Bollywood Masala Movie type.

The Red Line

The book is well thought out and executed. The plot has many tendrils, but at no point does it
digress from the main plot. Everything adds to the build-up of the finale.

Everything, Everything

The story touches the hopes, dreams and experiences of a teenager without it being over the top or overly dramatic. And this where this one took my heart away. It is a story that would appeal to any age.

A Man from Mandu

The storyline is simple and gripping and you are engaged in the book throughout. The tales or stories which are narrated by baba as part of sermons are unique and definitely carry a deeper meaning for readers to reflect upon.

Upheaval

The novel has a beautifully worded idealistic speech on the enigma, that is India, by the main protagonist which is the heart of the novel.

Second Honeymoon

Here comes a book that in its title conveys it all. The Boyd family consisting of a mother, father and three children have been staying together under one roof. As the children grow up and find their wings, it turns into an empty nest. Edie, in particular, finds it difficult to deal with losing her Read more

And the Mountains Echoed

This one is another Khaled Hosseini classic. This is essentially the story of a siblings’ lost and found story but the way it has been woven with the magic of the author’s words in time, space and numerous characters is what it makes stand out. The story starts in the 1930s in Afghanistan and ends Read more

Dystopia

It is a beautifully written book, a different style wherein two narratives are parallelly running. One is of the reunion of friends and another one is a commentary by the guiding spirit wherein she gives the background of the events, persons/ individuals.

Animal Farm

The novel is a classic and is a must read, especially for students prior to joining the college where they slowly formulate their ideas about the world and politics as such.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

The story of a lineage or clan condemned to one hundred years of solitude where uncountable characters come, play a part and go. It is really amazing how the author has woven such an intricate complex storyline.

Sea Prayer

The poem is another good attempt by Khaled Hosseini to bring attention to the refugee crisis which is taking mega dimensions in the world.

The Orphan Master’s Son

There are two parts to the book and the first part story builds the character of the protagonist, a person who is not a hero but a person who is doing whatever to survive. Though the prose is difficult the writing style is linear.

The Bridge Across Forever

A metaphysical love story told from the man’s point of view, this book traverses through the concept of soulmates. The story of Richard and Leslie has been told in a mystical style which describes the multi-dimensional aspects of souls interacting across time. This is not your regular love story and does not delve into the Read more