Coraline: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Neil Gaiman | Genre: Fantasy, Horror | Pages: 192 | Publisher: Bloomsbury There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It’s the other house –…

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Flowers in the Attic: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Virginia C. Andrews | Genre: Gothic, Horror, Young Adult | Pages: 389 | Publisher: Harper Collins Up in the attic, four secrets are hidden. Four blonde, beautiful, innocent little secrets, struggling to stay alive… Chris, Cathy, Cory and Carrie have perfect lives – until a tragic accident changes everything. Now they must wait, hidden from view in…

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Hostelitis: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Srinivasa Addepalli | Genre: Fiction | Pages: 190 | Publisher: Notion Press Manish has looked forward to living in a hostel ever since he was a child. Finally, his dream has come true. As Manish sets foot in the room that will shape his next four years, his heart sinks. How will he cope with the smell of…

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Our Moon Has Blood Clots – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Rahul Pandita | Genre: Memoir, Indian Literature | Pages: 264 | Publisher: Random House India Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old in 1990 when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family, who were Kashmiri Pandits: the Hindu minority within a Muslim majority Kashmir that was becoming increasingly agitated with the cries of…

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Marley and Me – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: John Grogan | Genre: Memoir, Dogs | Pages: 291 | Publisher: William Morrow John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.…

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A Nation to Protect – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Priyam Gandhi-Mody | Genre: Non-fiction | Pages: 317 | Publisher: Rupa Publications Even after three waves of the pandemic, India has managed to save more lives than most countries in the world. The country has proved the cynics wrong with one of the lowest fatality rates. As a testament to its scientific and technological prowess, the nation has…

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Heal with Foods: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Manjari Chandra | Genre: Food | Pages: 256 | Publisher: Rupa Publications Heal with Foods puts the focus on gut health for promoting overall well-being.It takes the reader on the journey of exploration, reflecting on factors thatinfluence our diet and gut health. Deeply researched and full of nutritionalinsights, the book highlights life-changing ingredients that can serve as amagical…

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Gerald’s Game: Book Review By Asha Seth

Author: Stephen King | Genre: Horror | Pages: 320 | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton A game. A husband and wife game. Gerald’s Game. But this time Jesse didn’t want to play. Lying there, spreadeagled and handcuffed to the bedstead while he’d loomed and drooled over her, she felt angry and humiliated. So she’d kicked out hard. Aimed to hit…

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Everything I Never Told You – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Celeste Ng | Genre: Contemporary, Mystery | Pages: 125 | Publisher: Penguin Press Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill…

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Fallen: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Shamar M. McFarlane | Genre: Poetry | Pages: 180 Fallen is a book that illuminates the idea of a loss of divinity or what we would call innocents. Every word, every line and every page means something different. They have the power to guide those who haven’t yet found their way but also can…

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Sita’s Kitchen: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Raghav Khanna | Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Food | Pages: 220 This is a tale of self-discovery of a young girl, Sita, from the Himalayas, who forges her own path to success, with determination as a chef, starting from a small kitchen in Himachal to becoming a professional chef at a gourmet restaurant in London.…

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City of Djinns: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: William Dalrymple | Genre: Non-fiction, Travel | Pages: 360 Delhi is a city like no other, one which, in spite of being as old as time, is culturally dominated by relatively new dwellers. Interspersed with accounts of meeting assorted Delhiwallahs including Sufis, eunuchs, Persian scholars and an Englishwoman who stays behind after the Raj’s…

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What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Nikita Singh | Genre: Short Stories | Pages: 268 A young couple decides to die together when they are old, but when it’s time, one of them isn’t done living. A child fosters plants in a month-long challenge. A woman makes a desperate attempt to rescue her brother from his demons. A groom-to-be meets…

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A Tale of Two Medics: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Dr. V. Srinivas | Genre: Medical Fiction | Pages: 208 Medicine is a noble profession, but an unscrupulous doctor can turn it into abusiness and create a bad name for the whole medical community.Why would a doctor exploit a patient’s unwavering trust to embark on thisunethical path? Follow two doctors, born in the same…

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The Way that We Are– Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Priyam Acharya | Genre: Poetry | Pages: 196 ‘The Way that We Are’, is Priyam Acharya’s second collection of free verses. Developed and written almost entirely during the year of the pandemic, every work in the compilation offers a perspective into the vulnerable side of human beings – making us the way that we,…

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Brahmakamal: Love Story of a Devdasi– Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Lalsa Verma | Genre: Mythology, Fiction | Pages: 324 A devadasi is an ever-auspicious one, presiding over the temple rituals, entertaining the king and brought up to respect and follow traditions mindlessly. Nitya does all that unquestioningly until she meets Prabhas. Prabhas, the young rebel who grew up in a devadasi household, finally mellows to become an excellent…

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The Scrupulous Gentleman – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Jenessa M. D’Silva | Genre: Thriller | Pages: 285 The story revolves around a rich family as they all fight for their share in the inheritance, following a sudden gruesome death. With some, trying to take an easy route by eliminating the ones standing in their way, a rich heiress is left stranded, only to receive help…

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That One Patient: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Ellen di Visser | Genre: Non-fiction, Motivational | Pages: 304 | Publisher: HarperCollins For every doctor there is that one patient, whose story touches them in a way they didn’t expect, changing their entire outlook on life. This inspiring and deeply moving book is the story of those patients. Every weekend, in Holland’s most popular newspaper, de Volkskrant,…

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The Quantum Reality of Life: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Saravanan Marimuthu | Genre: Non-fiction, Science | Pages: 120 | Publisher: White Falcon Publishing In ‘The Quantum Reality of Life’, author Saravanan Marimuthu has tried to explore & elucidate few perplexing questions, to which we all seek answers, through the concepts of Science, Religion & Spirituality. But is it possible that these three concepts of mankind are essentially…

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The Midnight Library: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Matt Haig | Genre: Mental Health | Pages: 288 | Publisher: Viking In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within…

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