Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

Daughter. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Women play different roles throughout their lives. Their roles take priority on themselves and their individuality is buried deep inside their core. Dopehri (Hindi word for Afternoon) leaves us with such thoughts to mull over and introspect ourselves rekindling the spark that is latent within us. It is a tale of unintentionally and unwillingly finding the long lost contentment. A tale … Continue reading Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

And There Were None by Agatha Christie ★★★★

I’m a Christie fan if you know me at all. The setting of her books has no similarities with each other. Every time a new mystery, a new murder. After reading Poirot stories, this book is a refreshment as we don’t have Poirot unfolding the mystery instead this is an open and shut case with no investigation needed.  And There Were None is a story … Continue reading And There Were None by Agatha Christie ★★★★

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: A great epic ★★★★

The story starts with a seventeen-year-old girl Sunja, who was smitten by Koh Hansu, a young dynamic, Korean from Jeju island. But, he was already married and had three daughters in Osaka. Madly in love and unknown to the truth, Sunja became pregnant. Koh Hansu offered her to be his mistress as he couldn’t marry her. She refused and decided to raise her child on … Continue reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: A great epic ★★★★

To Kill A Mockingbird: Must-Read ★★★★

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” We must have heard about To Kill a Mockingbird at some point in our lives. For some, this is an all-time high school favourite. And for others like me who got into reading this book much later in … Continue reading To Kill A Mockingbird: Must-Read ★★★★

Half Of A Yellow Sun: #AfricanLit★★★★

A sense of melancholy permeated within me while I was comfortably reading on a Sunday morning, marveling at Adichie’s recollection of the struggles of a forgotten time. Set against the backdrop of Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967-70, I felt a constant emotional pull as the story unfolded. It is an account of thousands of innocent, impoverished, and terror-stricken people caught up between the ethnic disputes; people … Continue reading Half Of A Yellow Sun: #AfricanLit★★★★