The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him. Rating: 5/5 stars. Finding books which are brutally real and honest is a rarity and this book stands as a testimony for the above statement. Fitzgerald's novel stays true to [...]

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

MY RATING : 4/5 STARS. There are indeed very few novels that truly linger in your mind after you read them. Anthony Doerr is my newest addition to my list of beloved author's which includes Markus Zusak, Khaled Hosseini, Yann Martel and Jhumpa Lahiri, who make the story so electric that it flows in your [...]

Night by Elie Wiesel 

M Y  R A T I N G: 5/5 STARS.  I'm sure everyone has heard about the Holocaust through countless re-tellings and survivor tales. I'm glad that the atrocities committed by the Nazis were not hidden away, but were revealed to the world. The Nazi's 'Final Solution' was a terrible punishment inflicted upon the Jews. [...]

Book Review: Sita’s Sister by Kavita Kane

M Y  R A T I N G : 4/5 STARS. Poetic, mesmerising and gripping. These words do not do justice to perfectly describing this book. 'Sita's Sister' is way beyond all of that. Told from the point of view of Urmila, one of the three sisters of Sita, Kavita Kané manages to capture the essence of [...]

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Is anything sadder than the sound of a god hitting a pile of garbage bags?  Goodreads: seaweedbooks HOLA READER FAM! I FINISHED THE HIDDEN ORACLE BY NONE OTHER THAN THAN OUR PRECIOUS UNCLE RICK!!! God bless him for giving us such fast paced reads. MY RATING: 3.5/5 STARS *all gifs from le interwebs* I highly, [...]

Mini Book Reviews #1

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa  Lahiri Jhumpa Lahiri is indeed terrific with words because she will destroy you with only twenty-six letters. I'm serious. I read her book 'The Lowland' two months back and I was simply awe struck and that's how I'm feeling now all over again. The only problem I had was that it [...]