EIGHT AND A HALF STONE or 8 ½ Stone is set in the fashion industry and follows the journey of a woman who measures her happiness against an ultimate goal of reaching a weight of 8 and a half stone, and her struggles in society- through work, relationships, infidelity and body image.
I am not much into book prizes and always fail to read the longlist or shortlist for those prizes. But this time, when I came across Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist, it looked interesting and there were a few titles, for which I was excited about and luckily, I was accepted on the tour for two of the longlisted books.
Akemi Dawn Bowman is one of my favourite authors and I was so excited when I was selected for the street team of her latest book Harley in the Sky because I knew that I would love it. And yes, it was true. I loved Harley so much. Trust Akemi to write about identity and mental health issues, and she would do absolute justice to these themes.
This blog post is part of the tour for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize longlist. On the longlist for #SUDTP20 is Meena Kandasamy’s Exquisite Cadavers. I read Meena Kandasamy’s When I Hit You last year and fell in love with her work. When I heard about her next book, Exquisite Cadavers, I instantly wanted to read it. Lucky for me, this year I got selected for this blog tour organised by Dylan Thomas and got a chance to read this book.
Hello everyone! Today I am doing a very interesting book tag related to Harley in the Sky. Akemi Dawn Bowman became an auto-buy author for me after I read Starfish and since then I am automatically adding all her books to my TBR. Though I am yet to read Summer Bird Blue, I was lucky …
And so my friends, I found my first 5-star read of 2020! Before starting this book, I had no expectations whatsoever, actually, I didn’t know what to expect but this book blew me. Thank you, Shealea @ Caffeine Book Tours for including me on #HailTheBitchQueen blog tour. Actually, I am a few days late for my blog tour date, but well.. life happens. I am glad that I am finally sharing my thoughts about this amazing book.
Sandhya Menon has become an auto-buy author for me just after reading her first book, When Dimple Met Rishi. She is the desi author that I always wanted, one who can represent the Indian love of Bollywood and desi-ness in the reading community and I feel so lucky that I am a part of her street team. And as its perk, I got an early earc of Of Curses and Kisses and at the beginning itself, I knew that I would love it.
Hello guys! So I am back with my anticipated 2020 releases series. In the first two posts of the series I talked about my anticipated YA contemporary releases and YA fantasy/sci-fi releases for 2020. Now in this final part of the series, I am talking about the sequels I have been anticipating to read in 2020.
You often come across books that surprise you. And A People’s History of Heaven was one such book for me. I accepted the arc of this book because I wanted something to read for January’s theme of South Asian Reading Challenge, Shuruat (beginning) and this book was perfect for the theme as it’s the debut adult novel of the author.
Hello friends! Today is my stop for the #SpellhackersinAsia tour hosted by the lovely Kate @ Your Tita Kate. This is one of my anticipated sci-fi/fantasy book of the year and I am excited to read it soon. For today’s post I am sharing an excerpt from the book that would definitely make you interested to pick it up.