The girls

by Emma Cline

Emma Cline’s debut novel- The Girls, claims to be loosely based on the Manson murders, it’s more about the women around him, those attracted to life at the edge of the world. Though the book revolves around the blunt facts of Manson’s crimes, it  reduces him to a pitiful, failed musician named Russell whose only talent is tending to his wilting garden of devotees. Instead of focusing on the cult group or their leader ,... continue reading→

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The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd

Bees have power over death. They are understood to be the halo of life in the melancholy of darkness. Albert Einstein rightly predicted that the entire human population would disappear in four years should all the bees in the world decide to die or get killed. A set of creatures this small possessing massive amount of power over the existence of life on earth gives some important lessons of life to Lily too. This book... continue reading→

Wait until Spring Bandini

by John Fante

Time and again we come across books that just call to you for some unknown reason, and no I am not talking about those books that are on your “to buy” or “to read” list, its those other books that barely make it to most TBR’s, books that we just pick without any intentions of buying them. This was one such book. I had no idea about this Author, and a little search on him... continue reading→

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Grey

by E.L. James

Considered as the fourth book in the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY trilogy, Grey is the same story but from the male protagonists’ perspective. It is written as seen by Christian Grey. It is the first book from his perspective, and I assume two more will follow to talk about the corresponding two books. I bought this book as soon as it was released, but read it only very recently due to TBR constraints. It was... continue reading→

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

by Leslye Walton

It has been a long time since I read 'Midnight's Children' by Salman Rushdie. I was awestruck by the semi-real-semi-magical world he had created. The overlapping of characters with great depth and them being just 'them' just blew me away. Since then I have been looking for a book with similar layering and mystical story. 'The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava lavender' finally completed my search. This book, classified as 'magical realism' is a... continue reading→

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The Confession of Katherine Howard

by Suzannah Dunn

Queen Katherine, the fifth Queen of Henry VIII, has always been a character overlooked often. She has often been described as a teenager girl who was made the Queen to satisfy her uncle's ambitious plans for her family and she was equally naive about it. It gets difficult to comprehend the character as such, with a crown on head and a giggle on face, married to a persona like Henry VIII. Curious to find out... continue reading→

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