It’s July. Among all the things I look forward to this month (including a well-deserved long weekend), is the book freak out tag. As much as I enjoy participating in the tag, I also enjoy reading all the posts from the book community. The graphs, the statistics, and last but not the least, the recommendations.
Set in the times of the Bengali renaissance, Chronicles of the Lost Daughters explores the socio-cultural politics of 19th-century Bengal including caste hierarchies, real-life figures, and events. A thought-provoking read that will have you turning the pages.
Happy Pride Month! Today I share with you must-read Indian LGBTQIA+ memoirs and personal narratives. If you are new to the genre or want to explore more Indian writings, these recommendations are a great place to start.
TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo is much more than a rom-com. It is about beauty standards and social prejudices. About the pressure on teen girls to fit into the specific boxes. About self-worth that isn’t (and shouldn’t) be measured by outward appearance.
Happy June! It has been an excellent reading month with titles across genres. And not a single DNF. As we step into the LGBTQ+ Pride Month, I plan to diversify my reads concentrating on more queer books. Particularly by Asian authors.
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.
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.
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.