A Man Called Ove: A tale of loss, a tale of life ★★★★★

Ove is a curmudgeonly old man who is disappointed about everything around him. He has taken upon himself to make sure everybody sticks to the rules because if he doesn’t monitor the situations around him everyday like a hawk then things would awkwardly go wrong. He had been the same cranky, principled, uncompromising person who is pretty much devoid of emotions until he met Sonja. … Continue reading A Man Called Ove: A tale of loss, a tale of life ★★★★★

Reading updates: WWW Wednesday

The three Ws stands for the following questions. What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Recently Read: Normal People by Sally Rooney Next Read: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite What is your WWW? If you have read any of these books, please let me … Continue reading Reading updates: WWW Wednesday

Men Without Women: Cats, Music and Murakami

It is a collection of seven short stories with a similar sense of eerie, alienation, vulnerability, and loneliness of the male characters dealing with either grief, unrequited love, betrayal, or something completely peculiar. This book is translated from original Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen. Cats, Jazz, and Murakami with the usual surrealism are the elements that one can expect from this book. You … Continue reading Men Without Women: Cats, Music and Murakami

Convenience Store Woman : #JapaneseLit ★★★.5

It is a short, quirky and idiosyncratic story with its set of blemishes. The protagonist Keiko won’t leave you easily. Though she may not be very relatable you would want to read about her more to get some insights on how she functions. Keiko is socially oblivious yet she makes multiple attempts to fit into the same ‘social circle’ by imitating others. The circle of … Continue reading Convenience Store Woman : #JapaneseLit ★★★.5

Normal People: An unusual love theme ★★★

The entire narrative is about its characters and their progression over the years. It is an unlikely love story which can tear you apart but can fill your heart with warmth. The novel is gripping in the beginning but plummets down in the middle. It talks about issues like depression and people transcending it. A twisted tale of two people falling in love over and … Continue reading Normal People: An unusual love theme ★★★

What I Read This Week | 19 June 2019

Welcome to another Wednesday meme. Time to ask ourselves the three W’s. The three Ws stands for the following questions. What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Genre: Historical fiction This book is continuing from last week because this is HUGE! Though, it is … Continue reading What I Read This Week | 19 June 2019

5 Debut Novels you wouldn’t believe were a Debut

Today we are talking about debut novels. There are obviously more than 5 debut novels that I absolutely adore. But somehow I’m restricting to five for now. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini One of the most memorable books I have read till now.  I was overwhelmed, in tears by the end. For days I didn’t express anything as I was lost in the reverie … Continue reading 5 Debut Novels you wouldn’t believe were a Debut