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The Little Stranger
**spoiler alert** It’s been ages since I read a ghost story, so when I picked up ‘The Little Stranger’ and it said ‘… chilling ghost story’, I immedia ...more
Nov 20, 2009
Feb 22, 2010
That Long Silence
I picked up this book as a way to allay my guilty feeling for not reading enough Indian authors. Shashi Deshpande ranks high in the list of top Indian ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
My aunt had been asking me to read this book since ages. Considering that our literary tastes are not very similar, I was apprehensive about reading i ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
Labyrinth: Short Stories
Labyrinth is a collection of short stories by various writers published under the umbrella of An anthology of short stories by lesser kno ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory is a fictionalized account of George Mallory, a mountaineer who tried to conquer the Mount Everest in 1924, but nobody knows whether he ...more
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Mar 04, 2010
Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight
Ever since Kareena-Shahid starrer ‘Jab We Met’ released and Kareena’s Size Zero became the talk of the town, Rujuta Diwekar and her too good to be tru ...more
Oct 28, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
The Interpretation of Murder (Freud, #1)
Jed Rubenfield’s book borrows quite a few things from the famous non-fiction book The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud. To start with, the ti ...more
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Feb 22, 2010
Random Acts Of Heroic Love
Random Acts of Heroic Love, Danny Scheinmann’s debut novel, follows the journey of two men, separated by time and space and yet have a strong, unknown ...more
Jul 29, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
Changing Places
One fine day, when I was done with all the books borrowed from the library and didn’t have anything tempting to read from my own collection, my friend ...more
Feb 20, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
One Amazing Thing
This book is set in an Indian visa office in a random American city where some people find themselves trapped in the building after an earthquake hits ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel
Ever wondered if there is any connection between mathematics and God? What if I say, the existence of God can be proved or disproved mathematically? T ...more
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Mar 04, 2010
News of a Kidnapping
After the disappointing attempt at reading Márquez’s popular book One Hundred Years of Solitude, which I found boring to say the least, I decided to g ...more
May 15, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
The Lowland

Complete review on my blog

The Lowland refers to the stretch of marshy land between two ponds. The story is set in West Bengal, around Calcultta and is
Oct 2013
Sep 10, 2013
On Chesil Beach
After the heavy reading of The Accidental and On Beauty, this book comes as a refreshing breeze. This book is short and sweet and is over before you k ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 01, 2009
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Around a year back, everybody I know had read this book and was talking about it. It was as if the world was taken up by a storm and everywhere I see, ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Nov 06, 2013
Women & The Weight Loss Tamasha
In this book, Rujuta continues from where she left off in her last book, Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight. After briefly touching upon her princ ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Feb 05, 2014
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Like many others, I picked up this book after watching Simon Sinek’s TED talk. The 20-minutes talk had me hooked and I wanted to read more about the G ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
Gone Girl
Gone Girl is about the life of a just-like-any-other couple Amy and Nick wherein Amy goes missing on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary. Amy i ...more
Aug 03, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife is a fictionalized account of Hadley Richardson, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway. It chronicles Hadley meeting Ernest, their courtsh ...more
Jan 05, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #2)
Having liked the first book in the series, I picked up the second one, hoping to read more about Mma Ramotswe’s adventures. While the book does have i ...more
Mar 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
The Age of Shiva
I am guilty of not reading enough books by Indian authors. I am ignorant of the new authors entering the world and the new books released by veteran a ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
It’s hard to miss this book. It comes up in discussions often and on lists like All Time 100 Best Novels From 1923-2005. It’s a shame that I hadn’t re ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 16, 2010
The Sense of an Ending
The blurb of this book caught my eye when I was reading about the books that made into the Man Booker 2011 shortlist. I was lucky enough to get hold o ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Just One Look
I read my share of non-fiction and literary fiction, but what got me started as a serious book reader was murder mystery or thrillers. No matter how h ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
I had heard many good things about this series and had to pick up this book to see what the hype is all about. This book is about Mma Precious Ramotsw ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
The Leftovers
This book garnered a lot of attention after it was nominated as Notable Book for 2011 by New York Times. Not to say the cover art is so enchanting, I ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby
After having a baby, I hear a lot about different parenting styles and books about them. Though I don’t know all of them, I do know there are two scho ...more
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Mar 04, 2010
A Sleep and a Forgetting
I won this book in a giveaway hosted by John Self. I have been following his blog since a long time now and find his reviews insightful. He is one of ...more
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Mar 03, 2010
Dreams Unleashed (The Prophecies, #1)
I am not a big fan of fantasy or sci-fi, so when I was requested to review ‘Dreams Unleashed’, I tried to read with no prejudice. I was not sure I wou ...more
Jul 2011
Aug 15, 2011
Stilettos in the Newsroom
The first thing you notice about this book is it is not about some guy who graduated out of IIM and landed himself a job in an MNC company. What a rel ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
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