Book Reviews

For as long as I can remember, books have been my favourite adventure. I love reading a variety of genres, and even flip back and forth between fiction and non. As my fellow bookworm C.S. Lewis said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

There is one genre that is really close to my heart; literature inspired by India or South Asia. Nothing makes me happier than reading stories about people I can identify with.

5 Beach Worthy Reads by South Asian Authors

What makes a book beach worthy? For me a summer holiday read is something lighthearted, not too long, that leaves you with a feel-good ending. I’m all for deep reads and never-ending books, but sometimes I just crave something lighter.…

Walking with Nanak: Book Review

Walking with Nanak is a book that would appeal to anyone with an affinity for Sikhi and Guru Nanak Devji, but it will also appeal to history buffs. Like thousands of other Sikhs I’ve dreamed of visiting Nankana, the birthplace…

Tahir Shah: The Caliph’s House & In Arabian Nights

Breaking news; I found my story telling soul mate! Tahir Shah doesn’t know that we are story mates yet, but we are. After landing on (and basically inhaling) The Caliph’s House one lazy Sunday, I’m convinced it was some sort…

What Lies Between Us: Book Review

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera is one of the most gripping books I’ve ever read. It’s dark & gritty, and more than once I thought ‘I should stop reading this’, but I had to finish it. It was…

These Lines of Mehendi – A Novella

This week’s read is These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan. This book is actually a novella and only 148 pages. I think the only the other novella I have read is Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it’s just not a style…


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