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IndianBookworm

Joined October 2016

Gryffindor | Gobbling down a never-ending TBR list. IG-@_anshikagoyal
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The Body Lies | Jo Baker
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Bailedbailed

#unpopularopinion
Have been hearing so much about this Litsy find. Too slow for my taste, didn't sit well with me. DNFing it for some other beauty.💞

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Boy Parts | Eliza Clark
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I love me a story with a strong dysfunctional female protagonist. Follows Irina, a photographer with an eye for innocent (read feminine) looking men for her explicit looking photos.
The plot and pace were good, disliked some teeny tiny bits here and there. But, the ending covered for everything. Definitely an unexpected one. A must must read.😍
4.5/5🌟
I'd love to try more by Eliza Clark. Any recommendations?

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I literally read the book in 2 days. Second by TJR, and I definitely enjoyed it. Interesting yet relatable characters, definite page turner, great plot, wholesome relationships, lots happening at once yet still manages to keep you hooked.
It's a story of losing family, of gaining support, of fame, of scandal, of past, of present, of marriage, of divorce, of infidelity, of love. Above all, of betrayal and yet loving until the very end.
4.5/5🌟

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I'm like 70% through the book. Already loving it. There's so much happening in every chapter and still TJR seems to manage the overall pace. Had no idea that I'd enjoy it this much. Meanwhile did some mandala after so long.

dabbe Lovely. ❣️ 3w
IndianBookworm @dabbe thank you💞 3w
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The Party | Robyn Harding
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Panpan

The synopsis made the book sound really interesting. But, actually a mediocre use of a decent setup. Decent for an utmost beginner. Simple language, super average characters and many fillers. Just a book with lots and lots of bad decisions by every character. Nothing in particular stayed with me. There are better books with good plot and thrill. Any other recommendation by the author?
2/5🌟

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Confused regarding my next read, 'Malibu Rising' or the tagged book. Or should just focus on my chai!😍

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Panpan

Definitely a psychopath, until the very end. Think of a book coming out of 150+ hours of interview with a serial killer. I was excited to read it. But it wasn't a good one. You get to see how his mind works, and what a weird place it is to be in.
I'd suggest the books on Bundy by Ann Rule and Elizabeth Kendall if you are looking for something insightful and interesting.
2/5🌟

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Just me catching on some reading and chai (tea) on a lazy morning. Recharging my soul slowly and steadily.🥺😍

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All Good People Here | Ashley Flowers
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Mehso-so

As a true crime junkie and fan, I was excited about the book. It's about a series of murders of little girls and whether they are related or not. And obviously, who did it? I was generally hooked but it was a lil bland here and there. Also, I felt that some details were missing. I liked Margot as a character. Definitely disappointed with the ending.
3.5/5🌟

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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For a debut novel, it's really good. An intergenerational family trauma, miscommunications, weird mother-daughter relationship and a bunch of trigger warnings. A definite page turner, gave me 'Baby teeth' vibes too. The flashbacks took a lil while to get used to, also the insufferable husband who just wouldn't listen. I felt pity for Blythe who was in the middle of it all. Also, I wanted little more from the ending. Must read.
4/5🌟

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Bright Side | Kim Holden
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It's a bit difficult to review. Mostly I really enjoyed it. To be very honest, the ending disappointed me. The characters were really good, enjoyable and definitely relatable. I loved the writing style & it was very wholesome. Kate was just too much, the writer thought of all the talents and qualities in this world and decided to put into her. Overrated but worth reading. I think I expected too much.
PS- I love and adore Gus.
4/5🌟

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Bright Side | Kim Holden

I have no idea where the story is going, but it's so damn wholesome. And just when I thought it couldn't get better, Kate went and met Gabriel. I have really high hopes with this one. 🙈

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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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I definitely enjoyed the book a lot. The Trinidad dialect took a few pages to get used to. I loved the amount of substance the book touched and how it was nicely paced out throughout the book. Tbh, I was a bit annoyed by the protagonist's tendency to justify everything in present for the mere sake of 'love'. Please read the trigger warnings before reading. The ending and the side characters made the book enjoyable. Definitely a pick.
4/5🌟

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Mehso-so

I read this in 2022. The synopsis interested me a lot but it wasn't the case with the actual book. I didn't like the protagonist and his thought process but the pace kept me going. I liked how all the stories were interrelated. Also, I really enjoyed a few quotes here and there. Overall, a quick read but not a must one.
2.5/5🌟

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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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"This is how I does see the world: by reading books. I does go to London, Hong Kong, Siberia, even, when I read a book. I does meet all kind of people. Learn all kinds of words. Live all kinds of lives."
- Althea
PS - Ending the year with this lovely lovely quote.

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The Party | Robyn Harding
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Halfway through this book and I'm still waiting for it to get dark. Also, it has so many fillers which hamper the pace. I don't think it'll be a good one.😑

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My 2nd book in satisfying the TB curiosity. After I knew Anne's pov in 'the stranger beside me', I moved to Liz's and Molly's. To say it was eerie would be an understatement. Anne really undermined Liz as a character. There were few really creepy facts and instances. And to top it all was Molly's POV at the end. It gave me chills, the whole creepiness of the person TB was and the life he led. A great insight and a good read.
4/5🌟

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If You Could Be Mine | Sara Farizan
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Mehso-so

I found this book through a random pinterest post. I must say I had really high expectations from it but those didn't come out to be true at all. A decent read for absolute beginners. I loved a few scenes here and there. But, absolutely adored a couple of side characters.
3/5🌟

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Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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Bailedbailed

As much as I don't like this trope, I started reading the book with an open mind. 3 chapters in and I couldn't let it get off my mind. Boyfriend's father, seriously?
I like me some forbidden romances, but not this. DNF'd it after the 3rd chapter.🙈
Any other recommendation from the author?

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Exciting Times | Naoise Dolan
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Bailedbailed

I was excited after reading the synopsis but the book just didn't sit well with me. I even struggled with relating with and/or enjoying the main character's thought process and actions. Some other time with some other intention probably. Had to bail out after finishing like 40% of it.
Also, don't wanna rate a book I didn't actually finish.
Your thoughts?

brittanybooks I also found this one boring and wanted to bail. I barely finished and wouldn‘t recommend it to anyone. 4mo
IndianBookworm @brittanybooks I have found so many people of the same opinion, even I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Also, I guess people compare this to Normal people by Sally Roone! 4mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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The typical 'from hate at first meeting to loving you forever' trope. As much as I dislike cliche romance tropes, the book was decent enough to not 'DNF' it. A mix of a couple of relatable and a couple of absolute jackass characters. A quick casual yet enjoyable read.
3.5/5🌟

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How creepy can you make the cover!
I get it, it was the 80s. I just went on a TB curiosity spree and got hold of this. I loved some of the never known insights and specifications of the whole phenomenon. Some details creeped me out, but I anyway wanted to know the psyche of TB. Also, as much as Ann denies it, I could totally see her weird attachment with TB. Currently reading Elizabeth's perspective to know the differences. Let's discuss?
4/5🌟

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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"I can appreciate my body in a bikini and still want to set fire to the patriarchy." - Olive Torres

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I found this book through Litsy. And to say that it was actually scary to read is huge, especially coming from me. As far as I remember I haven't been scared while reading any book. It is very well written and gives a ton of insights into how everything works. I'd love to go into details but that'd be spoiling the book. Specific details of a number of cases by the Warrens were mind-blowing. Do share your thoughts/experience in comments
4/5🌟

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The Flatshare | Beth O'Leary
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The synopsis that they never met for so long intrigued me and I was curious to find out how the story would proceed. The characters of Tiffy and Leon were too extreme, I understand the author wanted it to be that way but just didn't sit well with me. Also, the writing style and slow burn was a lil off. But, the notes, Richie, Rachel and the actual substance it touches made it stand out. Overall, a great feel-good read.
4/5🌟

banjaara_111 I read this book earlier this year, and I enjoyed it! I do agree that the characters were a bit extreme, but I think it was a nice light read, and I got into it pretty easily. 5mo
IndianBookworm @banjaara_111 yeah, I totally agree. It was a nice light feel-good read with substance unlike typical rom-coms.😊 5mo
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Black Warrant: Confessions of a Tihar Jailer | Sunil Gupta, Sunetra Choudhury
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Mehso-so

A book on the inner workings of the biggest jail of India. A book by a long term Tihar Jailer, Mr. Sunil Gupta. A book on the various black warrants issues in his career. A book about corruption, confessions and criminals.
It was a good read, honestly I just had too much expectations with the potential setup.
A quick read with probably a bunch of interesting revelations.
3.5/5🌟

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Mehso-so

I read this a long time ago so don't remember much details. I discovered this when I was researching on infamous serial killers in the east. Found a man who killed 100 children. It goes into the details of the crime and criminal quite nicely but got a bit too scientific for my taste. Overall, a decent pick.
3.5/5🌟

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"Stability allows a person the freedom of choice, my friend. People can pursue their dreams only when they are living in a society where survival is not threatened on a daily basis."

Something to think about.

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I have always been fascinated (read obsessed😁) by the Mughal Empire of ancient India. And the moment I came to know that there's an exclusive series covering their reign, I just had to read it. Follows the journey of Babur, the first ruler of the Mughal Empire and how he came to establish it. Watch 'the empire' online to see the characters come to life. This is a friend's copy and I decided to continue the series after I get my own set.
5/5🌟

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Just came back on litsy after years.🙈
Started the year with this one, and of course the internet recommended it to me. Personally, I really enjoyed the book. The dynamics between the protagonists, the silly banter and the progress, I loved it all. As much as I liked the book, the movie just didn't cut it for me. Any other Sally thorne recommendations?
4/5🌟

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"Apart from the ring, I'm not hugely one for sentimental relics (of course, I was never immune to keeping a few prized tokens after a murder, but it could hardly be called sentimental)."

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I read this book long back, just didn't get time to review it. The synopsis was gripping and that's what made me read the book. Overall the book is an okayish read, makes you turn pages, but turns out to be a cliche as it ends.
3.5/5🌟
#thriller #suspense #mystery #newyear

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald

'There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.'

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Kiss Kiss | Roald Dahl
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Oh my God! I realllllyy loved this book. I've always been a huge fan of Roald Dahl. I've been reading his books since I was a child. This one is a short story collection and I loved each and every story. I should say, they were so dark(not for the soft hearts). And just as the subtitle says, expect the unexpected. Must try.
4.5/5🌟

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I like this book very much. Also, I finished watching the Netflix series yesterday. They are quite a bit different, keeping just the central idea same but yes, I loved both. The book and the series both have so much deeper aspects to dive into. They keep you hooked till the end too.
I'd suggest you to try both💕
First the book, definitely.
4/5🌟
#netflix #horror #sunday #bookreview

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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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Bailedbailed

I completely bailed out from this one. I've heard such nice reviews about this book. Such nice reviews. And I was so excited to read this one. But, this one was so bland for me. I've seen so many people love it, but this just didn't click with me. I expected it to be dank and dark. I read the summary after bailing out, and found my decision of bailing out to be apt.
Any reviews, people?
Can't even rate it, Sorry.
#miniaturist #books #sunday

Sparklemn I bailed a few pages in. 😜 3y
IndianBookworm @sparklemm just had high hopes for it.😂 5mo
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First Comes Love | Emily Giffin
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First of all, I really LOVE the way how Emily Griffin has written the book in a dual perspective and that too of the sisters. The book really surprised me in the prologue itself, do read it to find out. I liked the book very much. It isn't rocket science, just a quick simple read. The characters and the story keep you hooked and is a quick paced page turner. You'll really like the characters, at least I did.
4/5🌟
#theindianbookworm #ya

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Nirmala | Premchand
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For those of you who don't know, this book is originally written in Hindi. You can look for a translation, if you want to read it. The book explains the terrible condition of women in that era. What social and moral pressures were faced by women then. I really loved the book, it genuinely keeps you hooked and has a simple yet interesting storyline. A must read.
4.3/5🌟
#theindianbookworm #feminism #feminist

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Tales of the Peculiar | Ransom Riggs
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I came on to this book very recently. And the synopsis really intrigued me. The stories are really fun to read, sometimes predictable and sometimes not. I finished the book in two seatings, specifically speaking in a day. It has some very simpler writing and really interesting stories. Do read it.
4.3/5🌟
#theindianbookworm #peculiar #bookstagram

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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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Mehso-so

I've read 'Big little lies' by Liane Moriarty and loved it. I expected so much out of this book. The best thing about the book was the 'Epilogue'. It is the only part which increased the book's rating. I loved how the epilogue was framed, the whole book was pretty bland compared to the epilogue. Too stretchy with nothing amazing. I even expected the end pretty soon. Give it a try for the writer and the epilogue.
3.5/5🌟

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Like Water | Rebecca Podos
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I took this as a recommendation from Booktube and I definitely liked it. I won't go much into details, that'll be like spoiling it. It's a refreshing read and has a gradual pace. Didn't real bore me at any point of time, keeps you hooked. A good summer read.
3.8/5🌟

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Heidi (Classic) | Johanna Spyri
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I loved this book. I must say it's a classic for a good solid reason. It's so sweet and so heart warming, you just keep reading it. Definitely a page turner and you'll finish it in a single sitting. Heidi and her grandfather's relationship is so cute. Must read, for children as well as adults. I didn't want this to end.😔
4.8/5🌟

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My Kind of Girl | Buddhadeva Bose
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The idea of this book is quite fascinating, which actually made me read it, but it's like much ado about nothing. The book is so bland, it literally doesn't have any special thing. According to me, the writer just thought of the plot and just finished writing it in a whim.
I won't recommend it but if you want a super light read then go for it.
2.5/5🌟

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I've just finished the trilogy and I quite liked it. The book was like a roller coaster ride, it had it's ups and downs, especially in the start. The book really started to pick it's pace and plot up towards the end, and that actually improved the overall rating. The book really showcases the real selves of all the characters.
PS- What a character Su Yi was!😉
4.3/5🌟

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I am genuinely liking the series. This being the second in series has mysteriously suffered that 'second book damage' in the trilogy. The book overall was a bit mundane but caught up some good speed towards the end and improved the overall rating. It carries the story ahead and introduces many new characters and their past and present stories. Let's see what the final book in the series brings out.
3.8/5🌟

Buechersuechtling “Second book damage”. 😂 I haven‘t read the book or the series, only heard of it. But I love that term.Need to convey it into my vocabulary. 3y
IndianBookworm @Buechersuechtling totally made that up, didn't I?🙈😂But I've seen it happen so many times now. 2mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I completed this book weeks ago and just didn't get the time to review it. I've already read the second book so I can say it's definitely better than the second one. There's lots of drama that'll make you turn the pages. Being an Asian, I find it quite relatable, that means Kevin Kwan has researched well. I still have to watch the Netflix series but overall this one's a good pick. Funny, outrageous and sweet at the same time. Do read it.
4.4/5🌟

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Mehso-so

I didn't pick this book for some relationship advice or anything. The title really intrigued me and made me pick the book. The book really has a good starts and keeps you interested. But, after a while if you aren't looking for any relationship advice and are just reading for fun, it might get a bit boring and doesn't keep you hooked if looking from that perspective. Overall a simple and a fast read.
3.8/5🌟

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Just as the title says, the story really is a curious case about Benjamin Button. I actually liked the novella. The pace is quite nice and it won't bore you. The story become a bit predictable towards the end for obvious reasons but there'll be some fun and unexpected elements that'll keep you hooked. You should definitely give it a try.
4/5🌟

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This is just a small adaptation from the Ted talk by the writer. It doesn't have much details regarding feminism, rather it is just an introduction as to why feminism is needed or why everyone should be a feminist. I love how the book proceeds and how easy to read it is. Quick paced and witty, overall it's an enjoyable read. I would have liked a full flegded book more.
4/5🌟

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I read this book long back. I picked this after I read an article about books on serial killers on internet. I would say, it's a good paced book and if you have the guts to read some gory and grotesque details you should definitely read it. You'll definitely get to know more about the serial killer psyche and why they do this. In this case, why H.H. Holmes did this.
I tried reading 'Deranged' by same writer but didn't get the hook to it.
4.5/5🌟