There are books that make you smile in love or simply be thankful for opening your eyes every morning even if your life is far from being perfect. I would rather read a dark and gripping story because they truly make you feel alive. When you’re happy you don’t think about every aspect of your life, just about that one thing that makes it all good. Milky Tea & Vodka by Rhea Sharma is a story of the unfairness of life; how things are cut short, how things are not what they seem, how things are stolen, changed, a path diverted in a blink.
The Advisory Board is like a warm fuzzy hug that just wraps itself around you from the first page. It was enchanting, charming and humorous. At times, it jogged memories of the past or made me ponder and reflect on my own life experiences.
Arundhati Roy brings us her masterful first novel The God of Small Things which won the Man Booker Prize in 1997. A powerful novel filled with luscious prose and a heart rending story, Roy reveals to her readers an India hanging onto to the traditions of the past with a slight glimpse of her future.
The focus of 'U n Me... It's Complicated' seems to be romance but as the story unfurls it becomes clear that it is much more about self discovery, relationships and the expectations we place on ourselves and others to cope with these relationships.
The Lady In The Mirror is an excellent set of short stories exploring the human condition with all its flaws and neurosis. Author Charu Vashishtha addresses internal conflicts, unspoken words, greed, self-belief, subconscious self, love, jealousy, and freedom through the 8 short stories in the book.
The Lowland is a story of choices defined by the friction created by opposing, deep rooted cultures. The ebb and flow of their lives mirrors the lowland that is the family's foundation. The author's prose is steady, calm and captivating.