Blog Tour: Beauty and the Besharam by Lillie Vale Book Review
Rivals to lovers. Grumpy girl x sunshine boy. Diverse characters. Realistic relationships. Cute banter. . And most important of all, being your unapologetic self. Beauty and the Besharam is an easy summer read that is full of heart.
March & April 2022 Reading Wrap-Up: The Great and Not-so-great Picks
Hello there! Been a while. It is great to be back after a mini-hiatus of sorts. And I am all raring to go, sharing what I have been reading lately.
Blog Tour: This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke Book Review
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.
The Tiltersmith by Amy Herrick Book Spotlight
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?
Aanandi by Jyoti Jha Audiobook Review
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.
Blog Tour: One For All by Lillie Lainoff Book Review
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.
The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill Book Review
“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.
February 2022 Reading Wrap-Up: Climate Fiction, Romance Picks, & More
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.
Disability & India – Memoirs and Personal Narratives
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.
Gender Identity & India – Must-Read LGBTQIA+ Non-Fiction Books
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.