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The Fifth Woman (Kurt Wallander, #6)
4.02
really liked it
The Fifth Woman starts with a prologue where five women are brutally murdered by some unknown murderers in a remote place in Africa. Four of them are ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
 
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
4.42
it was ok
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
 
The Little Stranger
3.51
really liked it
**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
 
I Let You Go
4.08
it was ok
I decided to read this book after reading the rave reviews on Goodreads. Reviewers called this a psychological thriller and compared it to Gone Girl. ...more
Jan 14, 2016
Jan 15, 2016
 
That Long Silence
3.42
it was ok
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
 
Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight
4.10
liked it
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
 
Paths of Glory
3.89
it was ok
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
not set
Mar 04, 2010
 
The Age of Shiva (The Hindu Gods, #2)
3.30
it was ok
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
 
The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery
3.45
it was ok
I picked up The Calcutta Chromosome after a friend recommended it. I had no idea what the book was about when I started reading it, which turned out t ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
 
Birdsong
4.07
did not like it
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War is exactly that – a book about love and war. I had never heard of either the book or the author before I saw the BBC ...more
Mar 05, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
 
Labyrinth: Short Stories
3.45
liked it
Labyrinth is a collection of short stories by various writers published under the umbrella of litizen.com. An anthology of short stories by lesser kno ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
 
The Interpretation of Murder (Freud, #1)
3.52
liked it
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
not set
Feb 22, 2010
 
Changing Places
3.85
really liked it
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
 
Random Acts Of Heroic Love
3.80
really liked it
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
 
The Kalam Effect: My Years With The President
3.86
did not like it
A P J Abdul Kalam is a name which draws attention and curiosity. While his own books Wings of Fire, Ignited Minds, India 2020 became popular and were ...more
Feb 27, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
3.95
really liked it
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
 
One Amazing Thing
3.45
it was ok
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
 
The Lowland
3.83
really liked it

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
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Oct 2013
Sep 10, 2013
 
It's a Mom!: What You Should Know About the Early Years of Motherhood
4.33
did not like it
This was a present from my brother to a new mom – Me. I started this book with a lot of enthusiasm. I wanted to know how another new mom felt. I had m ...more
not set
Mar 04, 2010
 
On Chesil Beach
3.55
liked it
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
 
A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel
3.88
really liked it
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
not set
Mar 04, 2010
 
Women & The Weight Loss Tamasha
4.02
really liked it
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
 
News of a Kidnapping
3.82
really liked it
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
 
Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)
4.03
liked it
Finders Keepers is the name of the detective agency run by Bill Hodges, who is a retired policeman. This is the second book in the Bill Hodges trilogy ...more
Feb 06, 2016
Feb 10, 2016
 
When Breath Becomes Air
4.33
really liked it
When Breath Becomes Air is a memoir of Paul Kalanithi, who was a neurosurgeon and who passed away at a very young age due to lung cancer. This book is ...more
Aug 04, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
 
Open
4.19
really liked it
Andre Agassi was the first tennis player who I came to admire from the time I learnt what tennis is. I remember watching the first tennis match of Aga ...more
Jan 14, 2018
Feb 14, 2018
 
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
4.08
it was ok
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
 
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
3.93
liked it
The name of the book is actually “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actua ...more
Jan 06, 2016
Jan 08, 2016
 
The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
3.98
really liked it
With so many self-help books on the market (on the library shelf, in this particular incident), I was wary of picking up this one which claimed to hel ...more
Jan 06, 2017
Jan 15, 2017
 
Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
3.86
really liked it
If you love statistics and you love books, this book is a must-read for you. Blatt digs into numerous books – some classics, some contemporary, some b ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2017
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