4 out of 5
I could not put this book down. I don't think I have ever loved a book so much! I appreciated how this story was so original and unique. It gave voice to culture, relationship roles, family expectations, and desire. This book reminds us that everyone has unique desires and longings, which does not go away as we age. This book was beautifully written! It tied in mystery, romance, culture, and desire to create a beautiful and complex story.
Bingo for #bookspinbingo! February was a rollercoaster month. I am very glad I included space for mood reads because they were needed. I tried hard to get into I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings for #authoramonth, but my brain was not having it and that's okay. I will try again another time.
Favorite read of the month is tagged!
Hello somewhat misleading title. This book was so much more than I expected in a very good way. The detailed stories from the widows were the best. Here are these women risking everything to carve out a space were they can express themselves without judgement. Along the way, the women discover the power their voices have when they come together. This was a beautiful book about love, life, and second chances.
Just in the nick of time -- I finished my #bookspin read for December! I'd say that overall, I enjoyed it, but the suspense subplot felt a little out of place to me. Am I the only one?
I see now why this book is so popular! The writing isn't always that strong, but the story carries you forward. I loved the theme of women finding strength in expressing their sexuality and being able to stand up for themselves. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book takes a very different approach to explain a topic, or topics. These women always have to worry about what others say and think. Their lives are somewhat controlled, with a certain way to think, act and be. I love that these widows found their voices thru erotic stories! This book is funny, insightful, and has a bit of a mystery thrown in. I really enjoyed it.
Surprisingly enjoyable and informative read with a tad of spice! “Don‘t let the title fool you”, I was advised. So true!
Endearing characters. Women‘s Rights. Cultural Issues. Ultimately uplifting.
Photograph of Indian widows who have broken the age old rule that widows can not take part in holiday celebrations. I imagined the faces of the widows in Nikki‘s writing class with their various expressions of joy and Sisterhood.Audio was wonderful!
I liked the friendship in the story. The widows were hilarious. I found myself cracking up a lot when I was on my walk with Riot listening to this book. Hopefully people didn‘t think I was some crazy lady. Anyway, I felt like the romance was just okay in this book. Also, the part with Mia and the killer was drawn out and I felt like it took away from the story.
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Admittedly, the title would have scared me off if it weren't for all the positive reviews and the fact that this was a Reese's Book Club pick.
There were steamy stories, but also so much more to this book.
PS - Check out the acorns stored in this pine tree in my front yard 😀
This was a fun book with some serious issues. Nikki takes a job to teach women from the Indian community English, but Nikki thought she would be teaching story writing. Somehow they begin to tell each other erotic stories which one of the women wrotes down. The class must be careful as the "moral police" the Brotherhood don't like certain behaviour by women. Also some young women go missing and died, Nikki wonders if there is more to this. #books
I enjoyed this book on many different levels. The title was just too much fun - I had to buy it based solely on the title! It was really interesting to read about how women living in a patriarchal society find small ways to express personal freedoms in their lives. An interesting study of the roles of men and women living in a traditionally male dominated society. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Generally, I would not go for such a title but I am glad that I did.Yes,its spicy and erotic but its more than that,its about womanhood,women expressing themselves freely,expressing there hopes,desires and pleasures, giving confidence to women of all ages.Women and men of all ages(well atleast 21 years and above) should read this book.It has mystery,romance and a whole lot of humour!!!
Meera Syal's voice has been keeping me company on my morning walks. Interesting multi-dimensional story that addresses issues surrounding preservation of traditional culture in an immigrant community, particularly in relation to the position of women. As for the erotic stories themselves - I enjoy sex scenes as the pay-off for the romance in a story - anonymous sex scenes are just a bit boring, really. Thanks @Cinfhen for putting this on my radar.
I really enjoyed this book about a group of “Punjabi widows” who join a writing class and begin to write risqué stories together. Through the support of the other women and the teacher of the class, who the story is centered around, they find their own voices and strength. There‘s so much about culture and expectations and women‘s empowerment this book and some mystery and suspense, too. This is not what I expected, but I really enjoyed it!
This was sort of all over the place but I really liked it. Nikki takes a job as a creative writing teacher but everyone seems to have a different idea about what that means. And there is a murder mystery and some love stories thrown in. And the widows are something else entirely.
#BookSpinBingo square 19
I am posting one book a day from my extensive to be read collection. I think I'll start with my books before I go on to my ebook collection. No description and no reason why I got these books. Some are really old and some are new; there are quite a few.
This is day 1!
(I'm joining the fun basically)
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Light and fun to ready; at the same time a great chance to learn more about Indian social culture. 💯💕
#EscolaDeContosEroticosParaViuvas #BalliKaurJaswal #EroticStoriesForPunjabiWidows
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We had our monthly meeting, still on Zoom, for the library‘s #HughesUnitedBookClub 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! While no one disliked the novel, opinions varied between so-so and excellent. I give it ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️—not bad, but not quite my cup o‘ tea 🙂. Have you read this title?! #LitsyLovesLibraries #bookclub
I started out not caring for this book but it got better as you go on. The erotic stories is real but apart from that their is other stories. The book was good to me because there was a mystery as well as drama. I like the idea that we are all not so different.
This is a fun and sexy read, but much more meaningful than that. It's a beautiful look at culture, female sexuality, and friendship. Plus, a surprising hint of mystery and suspense that adds forward momentum to the plot in an unexpected moment.
Don‘t let the title fool you.This book is wonderful, much deeper than Punjabi widows writing erotic stories 😁It‘s about female empowerment, friendship and blending old traditions with modernity. There‘s a mystery, some light hearted romance and a fantastic look at Indian culture. Audio narration was outstanding 🙌🏻🎧♥️ Highly recommended❣️❣️❣️
Another book I had on my shelf and wondering why I took me so long to pick it up. I decided to listen to this on audio and I loved it. I loved Nikki and how she was with the Punjabi widows. I also loved how the widows all had secret fantasy‘s that came out by taking this class.
#bbrc erotic novel
I love this book and I'm so gratefull to all the positive reviews that I found here on Litsy!
I didn't know it before!
I think is a smart story, also very well written.
It's a powerfull book that flows fluidly and it makes you think to a culture that I personally do not know much and now I'm so curios to learn more about it!
This is the most enjoyable book I‘ve read in a long time. I generally find the clash of modern & traditional women interesting, and I like that the author presented a variety of perspectives about relationships in this story. At various moments it‘s laugh-out-loud funny, suspenseful, and touching, and then there are the erotic stories the widows write which seem ripped out of romance novels or fanfic. Entertaining on many levels! #teachersoflitsy