When I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens last year, I wasn’t sure if I would ever again read a book having a pair and romance as cute as Simon and Blue. But You Asked For Perfect exactly delivered what I expected and even more than that. This book took my heart. It was so adorable and cute. And not only there is a mushy romance, but it also talks about a very important issue which the young generation is facing – the high school stress and academic pressure.
Crazy Rich Asians is not your typical easy-going fun read. It’s melodramatic with lots of drama and you have to be in a complete mood to read it. It needs your full attention and only then you would be able to fully enjoy it, otherwise, you may feel as if it is killing your brain cells 😀 Yes, you read it right. I am saying this because initially, I was exactly feeling like this. I did the mistake of thinking that it would have an easy start 😀 But once I was completely in this one, I wasn’t able to hold myself back. It was addictive and super entertaining.
We Should All Be Feminists and The Yellow Wall-paper were my first two reads of 2019 and wow, what amazing reads they were. Today, I am presenting the mini-reviews of both these books. Well, both the books are really short (50-60 pages), so you consider them as full reviews too 😛
Perumal Murugan is an author that I wanted to read since ages and I am glad that this year I finally read his books starting with One Part Woman which I loved. I finished his recent book Poonachi just yesterday and once again it blew my mind. But this review is about One Part Woman so I’ll talk about that 🙂 If you don’t know about Perumal Murugan, then I would like to tell you that he is a well known Indian author who writes in Tamil language and is quite popular. I would totally recommend to check him 🙂
The Poet X is a book which remains with you for a long time after you finish reading it. I never re-read books but after reading this one, I was sure I would like to re-read it soon someday. This book is written in verse so it makes it a quick read. But this book is really powerful. This story is about Xiomara who is trapped in a household where she can’t do things as per her wish. Her mother is over-strict and is extremely religious and forces Xiomara to attend the confirmation classes. She was not allowed to have a boyfriend and was even not allowed to express herself. She loved writing poetry but kept it hidden from her mother because she wasn’t allowed to even do that. But when she comes across a slam poetry club, her life changes.
The Kiss Quotient is a book which I absolutely loved and yet I have delayed its review for too long 😀 This is an adult contemporary romance, a genre that I read after a long time and this book reminded me why I love this genre. This book turned out to be a totally unexpected read and an absolute delight. It made me happy and I was laughing but at the same time, it made me cry too.
Before starting this review, I would like to say that the synopsis of the book doesn’t give any indication about the trigger warnings and if you are the one being triggered easily, then keep these trigger warnings in mind before reading this book. The Girl in the Broken Mirror is a powerful book written in a simple way that would leave an impact on you. It reminded me of Speak to some extent. But unlike Speak, which was focused mainly on the rape and its aftereffect on the victim, this book covered many other topics like family, relationships, cultural differences and most importantly, surviving.
I am back with another mini reviews post where I am finally reviewing the books which are pending since ages 😛 Both the books are not connected in any way or have similar themes. They are just random titles. So let’s begin.
India and Pakistan’s partition has always been a topic which is very tough to talk about. I haven’t read a lot of books on this topic but every time I do read one, I can’t help myself but cry. The situations at the time of partition were terrible and I can’t imagine the troubles that both Hindu, Muslims and Sikhs went through. It is said to be the largest mass migration in history with more than 14 million people crossing the border from both sides. Many had to leave their homes and loved ones behind while many saw their closed ones being killed in front of them. The wounds have yet not been filled and there are people who still remember those days filled with teary eyes.
So, A Room Away From the Wolves is like the most confusing book.. ever.. for me. I am still not sure about my feelings. Did I hate it? Did I enjoy this? I seriously don’t have a clear answer to both these questions. For half of the book, I was like “wait, what’s happening? It’s so confusing” and for the other half, I was like “I can’t put it down. I have to know what’s going to happen”. This was my first read by Nova Ren Suma so I was not sure what to expect from her writing. Though from many other reviews, I found out that most of the readers are actually like me. Some loved her books too much while most were left confused. However, for the readers who have read her works previously, might feel A Room Away From the Wolves as an easy and familiar read.