Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
sailu112

sailu112

Joined July 2018

reading now icon
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
review
sailu112
Pickpick

Believe It when I say Sally Rooney writes the most real and unlikeable women characters. This is a story about Francis and she living her life on her own terms mostly.

review
sailu112
Pickpick

This is the most unique and loving book I‘ve read this year. I love that it‘s a multi person narrative not a singular narrative. This is a story about 8 women who end up going to America from Japan. Definitely recommend this book

review
sailu112
Pickpick

Such a beautiful book with what every family has - lots of love and some hidden lies. Love how the book unfolds and Tara and Mukta evolve as the times change.

review
sailu112
Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
Pickpick

This book follows the crazy life of Martha who seems to know what she wants and intentionally(and sometimes unintentionally ) destroys it and hopes things were not how they turned out. This follows her mental illness but doesn‘t make us feel too sympathetic(not in a bad way) but shows the reality from close quarters.

review
sailu112
The Guncle | Steven Rowley
Pickpick

Love how with the story the character of Patrick also evolves. This is a beautiful story about family, togetherness, love and hope. The pace was slow until about 1/3rd of the book but after that it was hard to put it down. Totally recommend

review
sailu112
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
Bailedbailed

I really tried to love this book. But 1/3rd into the book, I had the same knowledge as I had 5 pages in. Although real, it was mundane reading the same thing over and over again for 70 pages.

review
sailu112
Heaven | Mieko Kawakami
Pickpick

This is an intense yet touching book. Talks about bullying, suicide. What was good was how bullying is touched both from bullied and the one who bullied‘s POV.

review
sailu112
Pickpick

This book is set in 1950‘s but many of the struggles this women faces still sound true to this time. I love how passionate Elizabeth Sod is about Science, love and Women‘s rights. What I thought was a fun romantic read ended up being a layered book leaving lot to think about

review
sailu112
Almond: A Novel | Won-pyung Sohn
Pickpick

I loved the way the book started by giving the gist of the whole story in a line like an elevator pitch. The way the character developed was slow yet steady. I really liked the way the story narrated with every other character‘s development along with the main character

review
sailu112
I Love You So Mochi | Sarah Kuhn
Pickpick

I was not drawn in when I started reading the book. It felt it was a mean girl kinda book but I loved how the book ended up. Kimmy loves making clothes, she also likes painting. Her mom who is an artist herself thought Kimmy would continue her legacy. Kimmy gets invited to go to Japan by her grandparents and she decides to go on a self discovery journey. This novel has love,friendship, self discovery and lots of mush. Definitely recommend it

review
sailu112
The Maid | Nita Prose
Panpan

This is one of the biggest disappointments for me. I wanted to love this book. But the character was so flat with no development whatsoever. And the story is the most clichéd one ever.

review
sailu112
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
Pickpick

This is a book of grief , faith and finding herself. The author wrote her heart out on how she felt losing her mother, reconnecting with her father and finding herself again.

review
sailu112
Love and Other Words | Christina Lauren
Pickpick

I am a sucker for love stories and this would definitely be one of my top ones in the romance genre. Such a beautiful story of 2 childhood sweethearts. Would definitely read it a few more times in the future

review
sailu112
Pickpick

One of the most intense and intriguing stories I have ever read. This is definitely an interesting narration spanning from when the baby was in the womb to his end. I especially love how his mom‘s life has changed during the whole book as well

7 likes1 stack add
review
sailu112
Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
Pickpick

This book took me to a beautiful place and left me with a sense of contentment about life. This quote is going to live with me “I began to understand that we were born in order to see and listen to the world. And that's all this world wants of us. It doesn't matter that I was never a teacher or a member of the workforce, my life had meaning.”

review
sailu112
Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
Pickpick

It took me 4 chapters to get into the book but once Daisy Jones joined The Six the story started being so gripping and twisted. Would totally read it again

review
sailu112
In Five Years: A Novel | Rebecca Serle
Pickpick

I had mixed feelings about this one but I liked how it ended. I really would have liked for the characters to have had more depth and the story more flushed out. But overall it was a good one time read

review
sailu112
Pickpick

This is a nice read for those days where you would want to finish a book in one sitting. I love that it was packed with lot of emotions and back story of Hadley and not just some fluff to match the title of the book

review
sailu112
The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
Pickpick

This is an interesting fantasy. But gets a little preachy in between. I liked how a cat drove the story.

8 likes1 stack add
review
sailu112
Pickpick

Loved how flawed and authentic everyone in the novel are especially Evelyn and Celia. Definitely recommend!

review
sailu112
Pickpick

Fun YA read! Loved how it was set up in the space

review
sailu112
Normal People | Sally Rooney
Pickpick

I never thought a book so normal would move me so much. I was just with them all through their journey

review
sailu112
Bailedbailed

This is by far the worst book I have ever read. I can tolerate almost anything but not under age s€x!!

review
sailu112
Mehso-so

I was very intrigued after reading the blurb of the story that I immediately got my hands on it. This is one of the books which starts off great but falls flat almost immediately. There was 0 emotional connect. At no point have i got connected to Leila. I felt sorry for her a couple of times but that's it. I don't know if author went with the fact that not everything has closure in life, but the story was so disjointed and all over the place.

review
sailu112
Pickpick

I am always in awe of Haruki Murakami's writing. This is a short story collection. Loved all the short stories.
⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

review
sailu112
Pickpick

What a heart wrenching story. This ia a beautifully written story about hope, war and faith. This had 2 parallel stories which ended up meeting at the end

review
sailu112
Pickpick

Great book which talks about family and country. With no knowledge about Japan Korea War this was a good place to start

review
sailu112
The Briefcase | Hiromi Kawakami
Pickpick

Being used to strong protagonists who are either likeable or dislikable, Tsusiko and Sensei were such refreshing characters. The story of them just sitting and drinking felt very new and interesting.

review
sailu112
Mehso-so

After reading the sample of the ebook, I was very intrigued and was so sure I would love the book. Little did I know the book was 20x the first chapter. 1/4th into the book, i came to know more about Kathy than the protagonist. It was a good story with very poor writing. I read till the end in the hope to like it, unfortunately that didn't happen!

review
sailu112
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
Pickpick

Sound of waves is a simple story written extremely well. It portrays the life of an introverted fisherman. However towards the end , I felt it was dragged too much! ⭐⭐⭐/5

review
sailu112
Pickpick

A book which would touch everyone who has migrated to a different country and felt their heart lies in more than one place

review
sailu112
Tea with Milk | Allen Say
Pickpick

Such a beautiful book. It's a book for all age groups, not just for grades 5-8

review
sailu112
The Hole | Hiroko Oyamada
Pickpick

The hole was weirdly endearing. Though the protagonist is as normal as normal can get and the story normal too, there was so.ething which didn't want me to put the book down.

review
sailu112
Pickpick

The premise was very gripping and I started reading the book. It was great until about half way in and suddenly the story was going nowhere. It felt as though the pages needed to be filled with story that doesn't tie up with the plot. Again the story picked up closer to the end. 3/5

review
sailu112
The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
Pickpick

3/5
After hearing so many good things about this book, I had to pick it up. I am not quite sure what the reason for the popularity is. The writing is very intriguing. However, I wasn't drawn to the protagonist who seemed very superficial with no character arc. Except for a few mins almost at the end, the story was rather dull

review
sailu112
The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoy Kiss Quotient but had no idea that a sequel existed. Although I didn't really find it as a sequel, this is an enjoyable read. A beautiful, conflicting, romantic read

review
sailu112
Supper Club | Lara Williams
Bailedbailed

Tried really hard to get into this one. Even after reading more than half the book, I had no clue about the protagonist or where the story was going. I could have continued but then the voice in my head said " life is too short to read a book you don't enjoy".

review
sailu112
post image
Mehso-so

I generally enjoy memoirs but this one just didn't work for me. Mainly because of the misleading caption "How to go from underestimated to unstoppable". I empathize with Jamie and love how she advocates for women lifting other women. It felt like a bunch of Instagram quotes put together but I didn't find how she picked herself up when she was down or more about the business.

review
sailu112
post image
Pickpick

This is a great book which helps people re-evaluate their priorities like how Nora had!! The description of the midnight library was fantastic and the length of the book just right.

review
sailu112
Pickpick

It took me a few chapters to get warmed up to January. But what a character she is. Beautiful, messy, chaotic, complicated and a hopeless romantic. Very well written book about a normal life of a writer.

review
sailu112
Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
Pickpick

I heard so much about Fredrik Backman but couldn't get into the earlier books. I checked this book out as an audiobook and it added to the whole experience of the book. I loved the simplicity of the plot and the complexity of the characters.

review
sailu112
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
Pickpick

Blown away by the experiences Marjan hd in her lifetime. And how she stood true to herself. Not to forget she had a super strong support system. Her parents were equally awesome!

review
sailu112
Sita: Warrior of Mithila | Amish Tripathi
Pickpick

Never would I have imagined Sita to be a warriors princess.. Although this is a fictional piece I am very glad the author chose to show Sita as a warrior princess. No one ever spoke about Sita before she got married to Ram. I am glad to have gotten a new perspective about her

review
sailu112
Velocity | Dean Ray Koontz
Pickpick

The name definitely is a great choice for the pace of the book. It's a book for you if you are into mystery thrillers like I am

5 likes1 stack add
review
sailu112
Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Pickpick

The premise looked interesting but I wasn't sure if there would be enough story especially the present remaining unchanged even after you go into the past. Oh boy, what a great writing of love, conflict, struggle and life.

sailu112 @BookwormM i didn't know this had a sequel.. So curious to know what it might be about.. Adding it to my TBR 😀 2y
11 likes2 comments
review
sailu112
The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
Pickpick

This book transported me to the time everything was going at a not so fast pace like today. The henna artist showed how a person can be calm, strong, loving yet shallow all at the same time.

review
sailu112
Pickpick

The alchemist always tends to be give a new perspective with every read. The one takeaway for me has always been " it's always in the little things that love exists".

review
sailu112
The Paying Guests | Sarah Waters
Pickpick

I love how the author set the stage of 1922 London and could draw into the story easily. I enjoyed the different plots and the complexity of the characters. However 560 pages was a stretch. Would have loved it to be at least 200 pages less

review
sailu112
Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
Mehso-so

I am all up for a book which doesn't have an interesting protagonist but at least the narrative needs to be engaging.. I really hoped I would start liking it after a few pages but even after I finished I never felt connected to the story or Less

review
sailu112
The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
post image
Pickpick

This is how a psycho thriller needs to be. A nail biting thriller..