Historical fiction with a hint of magical realism. This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke is the story of human resilience. Of the youth stepping up to take back what is rightfully theirs.
Science, magic, and myth clash in an intriguing tale of our environmental crisis. The Tiltersmith by Amy Herrick explores a looming question. What’s going wrong with our seasons and our eco-systems?
An illustrative symbol of women empowerment. That is what perfectly defines Aanandi by Jyoti Jha. The story of a remarkable young girl. An inspiring story of a determined woman to be self-reliant.
A gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers featuring a girl with chronic illness. A finishing school that is actually a training ground for lady spies. An assassination plot. A found sisterhood. One For All by Lillie Lainoff is a must-read.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”. That is the underlying theme of The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill. A charming middle grade fairy tale.
Happy March! February was a good reading month with a mixed bag of books in all shapes and sizes. It had me veering towards lighter reads. Always a mood booster.
According to the last census of India conducted in 2011, there are 26.8 million people with disabilities in India. Yet the country fares poorly in terms of inclusivity. It ranked 62nd among 74 emerging countries on the Inclusive Development Index compiled by the World Economic Forum. The least inclusive among the G-20 countries.
India has a vast and brilliant collection of LGBTQIA+ literature. From the grand lady of Indian literature, Ismat Chugtai’s Lihaaf to the underrated graphic novel Kari by Amruta Patil. Today I share with you my picks of the must-read LGBTQIA+ non-fiction books. A collection of diverse writing that empowers and inspires.
Trees in attack mode with poisonous pollen. An all-too-real climate apocalypse. Clean Air is a rousing examination of the repercussions of environmental destruction and the enduring trauma of loss.
Can’t believe it’s already February! One of my blogging goals for this year is to share a reading wrap-up and try and review each book. Read on as I share what I have been reading and the books I am planning to pick up.