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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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An Americanized Asian Drama. This is a light read and ideal for people who cannot commit to serious books for some reason. Mostly an Adult romance, the novel nevertheless has its own side of cuteness and uniqueness as a narrative. One big quality of this book is its characterisation. The author has done wonderfully well in portraying the characters physically and emotionally.

#bookish #bookreview #helenhoang #thebridetest

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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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A Muslim spin off of our all time favourite novel Pride and Prejudice, this novel still is different in its unique cultural position. Though the author say that she intended only a light romantic comedy, we cannot keep aside the marginalised voice of those who stick to their traditional appearance, that so beautifully present itself as a polite protest throughout this novel.

#ayeshaatlast #uzmajalaluddin #PrideandPrejudice

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Originally written in Malayalam, a South Indian language, you might perhaps find troubles in familiarising with the story's spirit initially. But as you flip through the pages, a chilling curiosity will creep through your spine unitil you realise that this book is literally unputdownable.
It creates an intrigue similar to that created by Dan Brown novels, but unlike Dan Brown, it also seek an emotionally intense involvement from its readers.

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The Shadow Lines | Amitav Ghosh
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"I know nothing of this silence except that it lies outside the reach of my intelligence, beyond words - that is why this silence must win, must inevitably defeat me, because it is not a presence at all."

#theshadowlines #amitavgosh #indianlit

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Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
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“Everyone knows they are going to die, but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently.”

#tuesdaywithmorrie #mitchalbom #selfhelpbooks #bookreview #bookish #bookworm #bookstagram

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The book that you should all read twice. Once as a kid and once as an adult. It is almost like two entirely different stories.

#childrensliterature

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Rip Van Winkle | Washington Irving
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Imagine waking up after 20 years like Irving's Rip. This statue from Irvington, New York got me into thinking what I will be doing if I sleep now and wake up in 2039. Good Lord! The horror of it.

#RipVanWinkle #WashingtonIrving #sleep #magic #Americanliterature

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The last book of 2018. Maybe reading an inspirational book the day before new year wasn't a good idea after all. Now I have a million resolutions and 2019 is already laughing at me. #lastbookoftheyear

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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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I am really sad that I didn't get to read this book back when I was a child. This is a light read that brings a lot if happiness with it. It is not like we are similar to the genius Maltida, but we will still understand what is going on in her mind perfectly. Next time you have to buy a gift for your niece or your little cousin go for Matilda.

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One of the best books I read recently.Honeyman has created Eleanor's character as someone very close to us, someone we are familiar with and maybe as someone within us. Her story is not something we all go through, still the way it connects with our own life is dazzling. Like a sad serpent the story slithers its way into your heart, coiling and cuddling within your carved mental space, settling there as a beautiful warmth, in spite of its sadness.

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The first thing one notices in this book is its stunningly beautiful narration. All the little things adding upto a big little thing. The story might not be very impressive but there is more to this novel than the story to be impressed with. You might think, since this book is about North East India, you will not feel connected,but those who were once colonised, who now finds themselves torn between two cultures may find their home in this story.

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This is indeed a shattered story, and to narrate this story Roy literally became everything. Maybe that is why the reader too is left shattered after reading this. This book is so hauntingly beautiful that it also teaches you how to settle with these fragments of your shattered soul. Maybe being whole is an illusion, maybe it isn't necessary. Maybe making yourself at home in the graveyard of these fragments is the most sensible thing left to do.

Libby1 This is a beautiful review. 8mo
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A Horse Walks Into a Bar | David Grossman, Jessica Cohen
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I have mixed feelings about this one. It is undoubtedly clever and different, but I am still not sure if it produced the intended effect in me, in fact I don't know what the intended effect really was. The whole story revolves around a stand-up comedian's act. This book is about many things, from individual choices to the societal expectations. But if you ask me what the main theme is, then I will say "it depends on what the reader wants to see".

KateFulfordAuthor Good review / thanks! 12mo
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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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"It was the kind of love that, sooner or later, cornered you into a choice: either you tore free or you stayed and withstood its rigor even as it squeezed you into something smaller than yourself".

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