Title: Saints and Charlatans Author: Sarim Baig Genre: Short-stories, Fiction, Contemporary Ratings: This is Sarim Baig's debut narrative. It is a collection of short stories that are set in contemporary Punjab in the neighborhood of Rampura where the majority of settlers are from the village of Suratwalla. As someone who grew up in a small town, the... Continue Reading →
Title: When Breath Becomes Air Author: Paul Kalanithi Genre: Memoir, Contemporary, Non-Fiction Ratings: This is a memoir by Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with incurable lung cancer at thrity-six, just a few months shy of completing his residency as a neurosurgeon at Stanford. This book is Kalanithi's walk from a healthy, hard-working and... Continue Reading →
With Brexit, wars in the Middle East, Trump putting restrictions on specific countries and millions of people getting displaced. The subject matter, that is immigration of persons from war-torn countries is the most relevant today. This book was very powerful. It will stay with me for a very long time and I will never look at immigration the same way, that in my opinion is the number one accomplishment of this book.
In this blog on Valentine's day I am sharing some of my favorite quotes from recent books that I have read. There are so many more in classics and my all-time favorite novels but for now, here is a glimpse into my reading list of 2017. Although published a few years ago, this book continues... Continue Reading →
The water inlet from the nearby river is a source of entertainment and an integral part of the town. But the water has an ugly history of women falling to their deaths from the cliff above into the "Drowning Pool"- the more accepted name . The latest death is that of Nel Abbot, a mother to a teenager who was documenting the strange deaths of women that had occurred at the Drowning Pools.
Title: My Not So Perfect Life Author: Sopie Kinsella Genre: Contemporary Romance,Humor, Chic-Lit Ratings: Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite chic-lit authors. This is her most recent book and it was a very enjoyable read. She has a knack of setting up very realistic and humorous situations for her characters. The main theme of... Continue Reading →