Skin Revolution by Dr. Vanita Rattan

Book Name : Skin Revolution Author : Dr. Vanita Rattan Genre : Non-fiction/ HealthLanguage : EnglishFormat : Hardcover Book Length : 288 pages Price : ₹1199/- Publishing House : ThorsonsPublication Date : 20th June, 2022ISBN : 0008473307 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : Welcome to Dr Vanita Rattan’s Skin Revolution, where your melanin gets the…

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13 Days Left by Rashid Sohail

Book Name : 13 Days LeftAuthor : Rashid Sohail Genre : Fantasy Fiction Language : EnglishFormat : Kindle eBook Book Length : 84 pages Price : ₹78/-Publication Date : 3rd February, 2022 ASIN: B09RJM63DG My Rating : 2.5/5  Blurb : 13 days left is a journey of Hester between two different worlds for saving his friends…

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High on Happiness by Dr. Vasudha Kapoor

Book Name : High on Happiness : An Illustrated Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Overthinking and Negative EmotionsAuthor : Dr. Vasudha Kapoor Genre : Self Help Language : EnglishFormat : Kindle eBookBook Length : 176pages Price : ₹99/-Publishing House : Self-publishedPublication Date : 31st May, 2022ISBN : 9356591555 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : What…

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Butterflies and Peppermint by Dr. Dwijisha Katkar

Book Name : Butterflies and PeppermintAuthor : Dr. Dwijisha Katkar Illustrator : Multiple Genre : Poetry Language : EnglishFormat : Kindle eBookBook Length : 100 pages Price : ₹150/- Publication Date : 12th May, 2022ASIN: B0B187LD5V My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : Come take a dive into your emotions. Escape from the daily mundane life, and…

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My thoughts on Cat People

Book Name : Cat PeopleAuthor : Multiple Editor : Devapriya Roy Genre : Non FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 320 pages Price : ₹499/- Publishing House : Simon & Schuster IndiaPublication Date : 22nd December, 2021 ISBN : 9392099126 My Rating : 3.25/5  Blurb : In Karachi, a writer house-sits for her father and…

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My thoughts on Crazy Times With Uncle Ken

Of all the TV series that I’ve watched, one thing has stayed common in all. My favourite characters have always been the quirky eccentric ones; then be it Phoebe from FRIENDS or Kramer from Seinfeld or Dwight from The Office US or Sheldon from TBBT. This is the reason I believe I’ve enjoyed reading this…

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India At 75 by Kalyani Mookherji

Book Name : India at 75Author : Kalyani MookerjiGenre : IllustratorLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 224 pages Price : ₹295/- Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 2nd June, 2022 ISBN : 9355203403 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : Can you think of an iconic Marvel character who has rocked the suave Indian bandhgala…

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Lessons From Plants by Beronda L. Montgomery

Book Name : Lessons From Plants Author : Beronda L. MontgomeryGenre : Non FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 240 pages Price : ₹1954/- Publishing House : Harvard University PressPublication Date : 30th April, 2021 ISBN : 0674241282 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : We know that plants are important. They maintain the atmosphere by…

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A Little Book About The Big Bang by Tony Rothman

Book Name : A Little Book about the Big Bang Author : Tony RothmanGenre : Physics Language : EnglishFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 240 pages Price : ₹499/- Publishing House : Belknap Press Publication Date : 30th April, 2022 ISBN : 0674279077 My Rating : 3/5  Blurb : A concise introduction to the greatest questions of…

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Listen to Your Heart by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : Listen to your HeartAuthor : Ruskin BondIllustrator : Mihir Joglekar Genre : MemoirLanguage : EnglishFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 104 pages Price : ₹299/-Publishing House : Penguin India Publication Date : 19th May, 2022ISBN : 0143453750 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : ‘I followed my heart instead of my head. It is something I have…

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Adventures in Reading by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : Adventures in Reading Author : Ruskin BondGenre : Short Stories Language : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 119 pages Price : ₹195/- Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 5th May, 2022 ISBN : 9355204035 My Rating : 3.75/5  Blurb : ‘As a writer, I have difficulty in doing justice to momentous events, the…

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Beneath the Whispering Pines by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : Beneath The Whispering Pines Author : Ruskin Bond Genre : Short Stories Language : EnglishFormat : Paperback Book Length : 120 pages Price : ₹195/- Publishing House : Rupa Publications Publication Date : 5th June, 2022 ISBN : 9355202490 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : The human personality can impose its own nature on its…

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My thoughts on A Song Of India by Ruskin Bond

The sequel to Coming Round The Mountain, A Song Of India contains tales from the time before young Ruskin embarks on his journey to England to pursue his dreams. Young Ruskin is sixteen and is back home to Dehradun from his final year at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla. He is living with his mother and…

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How to Live Your Life by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : How To Live Your Life Author : Ruskin Bond Illustrator : Shamika Chaves Language : EnglishFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 124 pages Price : ₹399/-Publishing House : Harper CollinsPublication Date : 19th May, 2022ISBN : 9356292264 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : It’s a letter with advice … it’s Ruskin Bond’s definition of Life!Be…

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My thoughts on Coming Round The Mountain by Ruskin Bond

The sequel to Till The Clouds Roll By, Coming Round The Mountain, contains tales around Ruskin’s life during the time of independence and partition. Young Ruskin is 13 and back at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla after his father’s demise. He is enjoying his life with his friends playing hockey and eating Jalebis randomly getting caned…

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My thoughts on Till The Clouds Roll By by Ruskin Bond

‘Most of us grow in our teens or twenties. I think I grew up when I was ten.’ ~ Ruskin Bond The sequel to Looking For Rainbow, this book, Till The Clouds Roll By contains young Ruskin’s story after his father’s demise. He was sent to Dehra to his mother and stepfather’s home where in…

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My thoughts on Looking For Rainbow by Ruskin Bond

Looking For The Rainbow by Ruskin Bond is the first book in his illustrated series of books which collectively make a memoir. Bond’s childhood journey has been broken down into parts and this title talks about the his times with his father. The book is divided into to parts mainly, Ruskin and his father’s time…

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Be The Best Version Of Yourself by Srinivart

Book Name : Be The Best Version Of YourselfAuthor : SrinivartGenre : Self HelpLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 149 pagesPrice : ₹280/-Publishing House : Notion PressPublication Date : 7th April, 2022ISBN : 979-8-88503-618-4 My Rating : 3.5/5  Blurb : Look around you, everything is constantly changing every moment. All the things are getting better day after…

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My thoughts on A Tiger For Malgudi by R. K. Narayan

Rating : 3/5 Buddy read A Tiger For Malgudi with @craartology some days back and I have mixed opinions about this title. We all think about Malgudi and Swami and his friends when we hear R. K. Narayan’s name. This title is different from the ones we expect when we read R. K. Narayan’s name…

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My thoughts on Falling In Love Again by Ruskin Bond

Rating : 3.5/5 Falling In Love Again was the #Februarypick by the @ruskinbondbookclub . Stories and poems of love stay true to the theme of this book. We have all felt those butterflies in our stomach upon seeing a loved one, love at first sight, right? Well, you will find the writing similar to those…

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My thoughts on Bachelor Of Arts by R. K. Narayan

Book Name : Bachelor Of Arts Author : R. K. Narayan Genre : FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 115 pagesPrice : ₹195/-Publishing House : Indian Thought PublicationsPublication Date : 1st December, 2007 ISBN : 9788185986012 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : This is the story of Chandran, a young man in his last year at college when…

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30 Times When Your Conscience Needs You by Aarushi Jain

Book Name : 30 Times When Your Conscience Needs You Author : Aarushi Jain Genre : Non Fiction/ Self Help Language : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 112 pages Price : ₹250/- Publishing House : Notion Press Publication Date : 13th September, 2021ISBN : 1685546579 My Rating : 4/5 Blurb : Every individual comes across various milestones as…

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My thoughts on No Man Is An Island by Ruskin Bond

Rating : 5/5 Falling In Love Again by Ruskin Bond was the #MarchPick for @ruskinbondbookclub and it ended up being a really heartwarming read.A collection of 21 stories, this book has a central theme of friendships, the usual and unusual. My favourite parts of the book were the introduction and the story titles And Now…

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My thoughts on Atomic Habits by James Clear

Rating : 3/5 These are the things I learnt (some in my words, some in the words of the author) from the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. Read this 300 page book only if you are willing to make changes to your life. As often it happens with non fiction books, specifically self help,…

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My thoughts on Calypso Christmas by Ruskin Bond

The #December pick for @ruskinbondbookclub was chosen based upon the theme but unfortunately, it didn’t turn out to be so Christmassy. Sure, the stories are great but they don’t revolve around Christmas which is what the cover and title predominantly point towards. Read it if you just want to enjoy the stories by Mr. Bond,…

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Grandfather’s Private Zoo by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : Grandfather’s Private Zoo Author : Ruskin Bond Genre : Short Stories/ FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 112 pages Price : ₹195/-Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 10th October, 2021ISBN : 978-93-5520-030-3 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : ‘The tiger approached the bars and allowed Grandfather to put both hands around his head. Grandfather…

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What A Wonderful World

Book Name : What A Wonderful World Author : Nikki Girvan Genre : Non-fictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : HardbackBook Length : 224 pages Price : ₹399/- Publishing House : Harper Collins PublishersPublication Date : 30th January, 2022ISBN : 0008498350 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : Welcome to planet Earth, where wonderful things are happening. They’re not always easy to find,…

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And Girls Will Be Girls by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : And Girls Will Be Girls Author : Ruskin Bond Genre : Short Stories/ FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 144 pages Price : ₹195/-Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 10th October, 2021ISBN : 978-93-5520-028-0 My Rating : 3.5/5  Blurb : ‘She was there every morning, chasing butterflies, stalking squirrels and mynahs, her voice brimming…

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Living Spirituality by Meetu Bisht

Book Name : Living SpiritualityAuthor : Meetu BishtGenre : Non Fiction/ SpiritualLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 200 pages Price : ₹299/-Publishing House : Hay House Publishers India Publication Date : 1 May, 2021 ISBN : 9391067034 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : The subject of spirituality has become an elusive one. And with so many paths,…

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Asylum by Daman Singh

Book Name : Asylum Author : Daman Singh Genre : Non FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 189 books Price : ₹499/- Publishing House : Westland BooksPublication Date : 18th October, 2021 ISBN : 9390679680 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : New insights into the human mind have radically altered the way mental illness is understood. And…

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It’s Time to Rhyme by Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

Book Name : It’s Time To Rhyme Author : Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan Illustrator : Priya Kuriyan Genre : Poetry Language : English Format : Hardcover Book Length : 48 pages Price : ₹399/- Publishing House : Aleph Book CompanyPublication Date : 5th April, 2022 ISBN : 9391047602 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : With offerings from sonnets in…

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The Maid by Nita Prose

Book Name : The Maid Author : Nita Prose Genre : ThrillerLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 352 pages Price : ₹450/-Publishing House : Harper CollinsPublication Date : 20th January, 2022ISBN : 0008539049 My Rating : 4.5/5  Blurb : Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her…

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The Parah’s Of Love by Vyasadi

Book Name : The Parah’s Of Love Author : Vyasadi Language : English Format : Kindle eBook Book Length : 78 pages Price : ₹49/- Publishing House : BecomeShakespeare.com Publication Date : 1st December, 2020 ISBN : 9387649741 My Rating : 2/5  Blurb : Fables, musings, and prophecies for, had the universe known the secrets, it would have…

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The Truth in it’s Essence by Veena Sheker

Book Name : The Truth In It’s EssenceAuthor : Veena Sheker Genre : FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 262 pages Price : ₹299/- Publishing House : Notion Press Publication Date : 18th December, 2021 ISBN : B09NSMTKLP My Rating : 3/5  Blurb : Do you carry a secret and fear to let it out? A single mother,…

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Monster Folkatles by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Book Name : Monster Folkatles From South Asia Author : Musharraf Ali FarooqiIllustrator : Michelle Farooqi Genre : Short Stories Language : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 84 pages Price : ₹250/-Publishing House : HarperCollins Children’s BooksPublication Date : 10th November, 2021 ISBN : 978-93-5489-175-5 My Rating : 3.75/5  Blurb : A fire demon devastates a mountain community. A…

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Notes From The Himalayas by Rohan Chakraborty

Book Name : Notes From The HimalayasAuthor : Rohan ChakrabortyGenre : Non FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 190 pages Price : ₹279/-Publishing House : Notion PressPublication Date : 24th February, 2022 ISBN : 979-8886067460 My Rating : 3/5  Blurb : Rohan Chakraborty lives in a small village in the eastern Himalayas since 2018 and writes about…

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These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

Book Name : These Precious Days Author : Ann Patchett Genre : Essays Language : EnglishFormat : Paperback Book Length : 336 pages Price : ₹1613/-Publishing House : Bloomsbury Publishing Publication Date : 28th November, 2021 ISBN : 1526640953 My Rating : 4.25/5  Blurb : Ranging from the personal – her portrait in triptych of the three men she…

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The Ten Second Book Of Laughs and Surprises by Shamika Chaves

Book Name : The Ten Second Book Of Laughs and SurprisesAuthor : Shamika ChavesGenre : Illustrated Non FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 124 pages Price : ₹250/- Publishing House : Harper Children’sPublication Date : 20th January, 2022 ISBN : 9390351626 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : Take a peek at some of the most bizarre, weird and…

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My thoughts on The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

So, I buddy read The Kite Runner with my friend Monika some months back and ended up loving it so much! While we were having our discussion, Monika said something along the lines of how learning about history through stories and books is a good way for people who don’t enjoy History, was something that…

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Married On Paper by Akriti Sharma

Book Name : Married On Paper Author : Akriti Sharma Genre : RomanceLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 218 pages Price : ₹280/- Publishing House : Notion Press Publication Date : 22nd December, 2021ISBN : 1685096689 My Rating : 3/5  Blurb : Mishkat and Nasya did not get married because they were forced to or because it was…

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The Tunnel by Ruskin Bond

Rating : 5/5 My first favourite read of 2022. The Tunnel by Ruskin Bond was a story that reminded me of a particular Famous Five story where the boys encounter an apparent ghost train. Puffin Books has brought out this wonderfully illustrated edition of the previously written story by Mr. Bond. Priya Dali has illustrated…

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A Little Book Of India by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : A Little Book Of India Author : Ruskin BondGenre : Non-fictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 104 pages Price : ₹299/- Publishing House : Penguin Viking Publication Date : 24th January, 2022 ISBN : 0670096628 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : As India completes 75 years of independence, we bring to you a slice of…

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Moonchild Souls by Dr. Dwijisha Katkar

Book Name : Moonchild Souls Author : Dr. Dwijisha Katkar Genre : PoetryLanguage : EnglishFormat : Kindle eBookBook Length : 62 pages Price : ₹99/-Publishing House : Paper TownsPublication Date : 1st January, 2021ASIN : B09JKF44NV My Rating : 3.75/5  Blurb : This is a coming of age book, expressed through poems and art. The writer takes you on…

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Some Days by María Wernicke

When I was looking for some deals on Kindle eBooks, Some Days caught my eye. I downloaded it immediately and read it some time ago. Its a wonderful and heartfelt book which is more of a conversation between a mother and her daughter. The beautiful illustrations complete the book! It’s a book I do recommend…

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Letters To My Father by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : Letters To My FatherAuthor : Ruskin Bond Genre : Short Stories/Fiction Language : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 120 pages Price : ₹195/-Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 10th November 2021ISBN : 978-93-5520-148-5 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : ‘Heaven. Is that the real heaven—the perfect place with the perfect companion? And if you and…

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The Shadow On The Wall by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : The Shadow On The WallAuthor : Ruskin BondGenre : Horror FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 172 pagesPrice : ₹499/-Publishing House : Aleph Book CompanyPublication Date : 5th December, 2021ISBN : 9390652782 My Rating :  4.5/5  Blurb : The Shadow on the Wall brings together Ruskin Bond’s most chilling works of fright and terror. The…

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Heal With Foods by Manjari Chandra

Book Name : Heal With Foods Author : Manjari Chandra Genre : Non Fiction/Health Language : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 256 pages Price : ₹395/- Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 5th February, 2022 ISBN : 9355200935 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : A vibrant, healthy you starts with your gut! Our food choices are driven by…

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The Puffin Book of 100 Extraordinary Indians by Venkatesh Vedam

Book Name : The Puffin Book of 100 Extraordinary IndiansAuthor : Venkatesh Vedam Illustrator : Mohith O.Genre : Non FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 344 pages Price : ₹299/-Publishing House : Puffin BooksPublication Date : 24th January, 2022ISBN : 0143453149 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : The Puffin Book of 100 Extraordinary Indians is a celebration of…

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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim

Book Name : The Things You Can See Only When You Slow DownAuthor : Haemin Sunim Genre : Non Fiction/ Self Help Language : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 288 pages Price : ₹550/-Publishing House : Penguin Life Publication Date : 5th November, 2018ISBN : 0241340667 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : The world moves fast, but that…

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While The Birds Still Sing by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : While The Birds Still Sing Author : Ruskin Bond Genre : Non Fiction Language : EnglishFormat : HardcoverPrice : ₹499/- Publishing House : Natraj Books Publication Date : 1st January, 2021 ISBN : 8181583272 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : From his abode in Landour, Mussoorie, Ruskin Bond has observed the beauty and serenity of…

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Clueless at 30 by Shalini Prakash

Book Name : Clueless At 30 Author : Shalini Prakash Genre : Non Fiction Language : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 212 pages Price : ₹295Publishing House : Rupa Publications India Publication Date : 5th December, 2021 ISBN : 9355200528 My Rating : 3.5/5  Blurb : Are you unable to answer the existential questions, ‘What do I want to…

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The Great Indian Mathematicians by Gaurav Tekriwal

Book Name : The Great Indian Mathematicians Author : Gaurav Tekriwal Genre : Non FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : Paperback Book Length : 128 pages Price : ₹199/-Publishing House : Puffin Books Publication Date : 27the September, 2021 ISBN : 9780143446590 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : India’s mathematicians have made significant contributions over the last 5000 years. From the…

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Sita’s Kitchen by Raghav Khanna

Book Name : Sita’s KitchenAuthor : Raghav Khanna Genre : FictionLanguage : English Format : PaperbackBook Length : 212 pages Price : ₹295/-Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 1st December, 2021 ISBN : 978-9355-201898 My Rating : 4.5/5  Blurb : She was told, ‘Girls belong in the kitchen’, but her destiny was to rule it as a chef.London-based…

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Coral Woman by Lubaina Bandukwala

Book Name : Coral Woman Author : Lubaina BandukwalaGenre : Non Fiction Language : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 44 pages Price : ₹299/- Publishing House : Harpercollins Children’s Books Publication Date : 29th October, 2021 ISBN : 978-93-5489-300-1 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : Step into the ocean. Walk into the deep. Feel the silence. See its wonders…

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Unpopular Opinion on The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

⭕ UNPOPULAR OPINION ⭕ The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams is a book that I buddy read with Simran and it’s the one that failed to stand for its word or I should probably say blurb. Aleisha and Mukesh are two people with massive age difference, each having their own past. Aleisha working at…

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House Fires by Connor Franta

Book Name : House FiresAuthor : Connor FrantaLanguage : EnglishGenre : Biography/AutobiographyFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 304 pagesPrice : ₹799/-Publishing House : Atria BooksPublication Date : 19th October, 2021ISBN : 1982177713 My Rating :  4/5 Blurb : Humanitarian, entrepreneur, and content creator Connor Franta first captivated readers with A Work In Progress, ruminating on his Midwestern roots to…

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A Little Book Of Beauty by Ruskin Bond

A title I highly recommend 💌 Rating : 5/5 Perspective : I’m writing this review while sitting under the pines and palms while having my coffee. I overlook and find the mighty Aravalli ranges staring back at me and find myself feeling grateful for that. Gosh! This was one of the best books I have…

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Five Novellas About Women by Indira Goswami

Book Name : Five Novellas About WomenAuthor : Indira GoswamiGenre : FictionLanguage : EnglishTranslated From : AssameseTranslated By : Dibyajyoti Sarma Format : PaperbackBook Length : 256 pages Price : ₹495/- Publishing House : Niyogi BooksPublication Date : 15th July, 2021 ISBN : 9391125077 My Rating : 3.5/5  Blurb : Indira Goswami is a great literary writer of her…

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A Farewell To Gabo And Mercedes by Rodrigo Garcia

Book Name : A Farewell to Gabo and MercedesAuthor : Rodrigo GarciaGenre : Memoir Language : EnglishFormat : HardbackBook Length : 176 pages Price : ₹499/-Publishing House : Harper Via Publication Date : 15th August, 2021 ISBN : 0008487898 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : In March 2014, Gabriel García Márquez, one of the most acclaimed writers of the…

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Every Creature Has A Story by Janaki Lenin

Book Name : Every Creature Has a StoryAuthor : Janaki Lenin Genre : Biology/ Non FictionLanguage : EnglishFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 296 pages Price : ₹599/-Publishing House : Harper Collins Publishers India Publication Date : 27th July, 2020ISBN : 9353578604 My Rating : 4.75/5  Blurb : We are surrounded by an astounding variety of lifeforms. Over millennia, they…

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The Seduction by Joanna Briscoe

Book Name : The SeductionAuthor : Joanna Briscoe Genre : Thriller Language : EnglishFormat : PaperbackBook Length :  384 pages Price : ₹499/-Publishing House : Bloomsbury PublishingPublication Date : 18th May, 2021 ISBN : 1408873516 My Rating : 2.5/5  Blurb : Beth lives by Camden Lock with her partner Sol and their daughter Fern. Life is peaceful, but…

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The Panda, the Cat and the Dreadful Teddy by Paul Magrs

Book Name : The Panda, the Cat and the Dreadful Teddy : A Parody Author : Paul Magrs Genre : Humour Language : English Format : Hardcover Book Length : 144 pages Price : ₹550/- Publishing House : HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date : 15th November, 2021 ISBN : 0008491151 My Rating : 3/5  Blurb : A timeless parody of…

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The Champak Story Box

Book/s Name : The Champak Story Box (3 books) Author : Champak Genre : Fiction/Short StoriesLanguage : EnglishFormat : PaperbackPrice : ₹575 Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 5th September, 2021 ISBN : 9355201648 My Rating : 4.5/5  Blurb : The Champak Story Box is packed with stories on mystery, adventure, kindness, self-confidence, science and humour. These…

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The Stranger In The Lifeboat by Mitch Albom

Book Name : The Stranger In The LifeboatAuthor : Mitch AlbomGenre : Fiction/Thriller Language : EnglishFormat : HardcoverBook Length : 288 pages Price : ₹599/- Publishing House : Sphere Publication Date : 2nd November, 2021ISBN : 0751584533 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch…

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Dinosaur Therapy by James Stewart

Book Name : Dinosaur TherapyAuthor : James StewartIllustrator : K RoméyGenre : ComicLanguage : EnglishFormat : HardbackBook Length : 144 pages Price : ₹499/- Publishing House : HarperCollinsPublication Date : 31st August, 2021ISBN : 0008472815 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : a comic about dinosaurs navigating the complexities of life, togetherincluding exclusive, never-seen-before, bonus comics a wistful, honest and…

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Ratno Dholi by Dhumketu

Book Name : Ratno Dholi : The Best Stories Of Dhumketu Author : DhumketuTranslator : Jenny BhattTranslated From : GujaratiTranslated To : EnglishGenre : Short Stories Format : PaperbackBook Length : 319 pages Price : ₹399/-Publishing House : HarperCollins IndiaPublication Date : 19th October, 2020ISBN : 9390327784 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : When Dhumketu’s first collection of short…

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My Black Rose by Deblina Bhattacharya

Book Name : My Black Rose Author : Deblina BhattacharyaGenre : Poetry Format : PaperbackBook Length : 150 pages Price : ₹299/- Publishing House : Mithaas Services Publication Date : 1st January, 2021ISBN : 8195181848 My Rating : 3/5  Blurb : Dear Reader,I wrote this book to remind you to never give up on hope in times of pitch-black…

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Orienting : An Indian In Japan

Book Name : Orienting : An Indian In Japan Author : Pallavi Aiyer Genre : Non fiction/Travel Format : PaperbackLanguage : EnglishBook Length : 304 pages Price : ₹499/-Publishing House : HarperCollins IndiaPublication Date : 3rd August, 2021 ISBN : 9354227643 My Rating : 4/5  Blurb : How is Tokyo, a city of thirty million people, so safe that…

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They Never Get Caught by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : They Never Get Caught Author : Multiple authors Editor : Ruskin Bond Compiler : Ruskin Bond Genre : HorrorFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 216 pages Price : ₹295/-Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 10th July, 2021ISBN : 9390918790 My Rating : 4.75/5  Blurb : With a repertoire of ghostly themes, claustrophobic setting and threatening…

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That One Patient by Ellen De Visser

Book Name : That One PatientAuthor : Ellen De VisserGenre : Non FictionFormat : PaperbackLanguage : EnglishBook Length : 223 pages Price : ₹399/-Publishing House : Fourth Estate Books Publication Date : 25th February, 2021ISBN : 0008477035 My Rating : 4.5/5  Blurb : We know doctors have the power to change ordinary lives in the most extraordinary way. But…

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Can You Kiss Your Own Face by Ramesh Bijlani

Since eons I’ve wondered what being entirely on one’s own means and whether it is actually possible. Fortunately, this book Can You Kiss Your Own Face by Ramesh Bijlani came to me some days back and I had my answers in a minute. I won this title in a giveaway hosted by Mohit Suneja who…

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The Teachings of Bhagavad Gita by Richa Tilokani

Book Name : The Teachings of Bhagavad GitaAuthor : Richa TilokaniGenre : Spirituality/ Historical FictionFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 228 pagesPrice : ₹399/-Publishing House : Hay House IndiaPublication Date : 15th April, 2021ISBN : 9388302591 My Rating :  4.5/5  Blurb : Why does one face sorrow and problems in life? What can allay the anxiety and stress inherent in…

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Tales From My Heart by Ruskin Bond

Book Name : Tales From My Heart Author : Ruskin BondGenre : Short Stories/ Children’s FictionFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 120 pages Price : ₹199/-Publishing House : Red Panda Publishing (Westland Books) Publication Date : 15th July, 2021ISBN : 9390679567 My Rating : 5/5  Blurb : Miss Kellner has a tin of biscuits that fascinates little Ruskin. And granny’s…

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20 Millionai₹e$ Under 30 by Sophia Graham

Book Name : 20 Millionai₹e$ Under 30 Author : Sophia GrahamGenre : Non FictionFormat : PaperbackBook Length : 189 pagesPrice : ₹195/-Publishing House : Rupa PublicationsPublication Date : 10th July, 2021ISBN : 9390918324 My Rating : 3/5  Blurb : Take risks. To make a million, you must take risks. Twenty Millionaires Under Thirty is a collection of the inspiring…

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Murder At Daisy Appartments by Shabnam Minwalla

Book Name : Murder At Daisy AppartmentsAuthor : Shabnam Minwalla Genre : Crime/Thriller Format : PaperbackBook Length : 264 pages Price : ₹399/-Publishing House : Speaking TigerPublication Date : 15th April, 2021 ISBN : 9354470149 My Rating : 4.5/5  Blurb : Colaba, May 2020; Lockdown, Day 46: Baman Marker, the Chairperson of Daisy and Lily Apartments, is found poisoned…

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Turn A Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer

Book Name : Turn A Blind Eye
Author : Jeffrey Archer
Genre : Fiction
Format : Paperback
Book Length : 352 pages
Price : ₹450/-
Publishing House : Pan Macmillan India
Publication Date : 1st April, 2021
ISBN : 1529065240

My Rating : 3/5 


Blurb :

William Warwick, now a Detective Inspector, is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. His team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle appears to exceed his income. But as a personal relationship develops with a member of William’s team, it threatens to compromise the whole investigation.

Meanwhile, a notorious drug baron goes on trial, with the prosecution case led by William’s father and sister. And William’s wife Beth, now a mother to twins, renews an old acquaintance who appears to have turned over a new leaf, or has she?

As the undercover officers start to draw the threads together, William realizes that the corruption may go deeper still, and more of his colleagues than he first thought might be willing to turn a blind eye.

Review :

My first Jeffrey Archer book all thanks to the lovely people at Pan Macmillan India!

Turning a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer is the third novel in the William Warwick series. Detective Inspector William Warwick has been assigned a task of exposing corruption in the Metropolitan Police Force. Detective Summers is the suspect for the same. While William’s team are set up to uncover this facade, one of his team members gets involved with Summers. Would that lead to a compromise in in their work? Alongside a courtroom drama runs in parallel about a drug baron which features Warwick’s father and sister. What do they have to do with the drug baron? Read the book to know more!

My biggest mistake was that I hadn’t read the first two books in this series because of which grasping the story of this book was relatively difficult for me. From the parts I was able to understand after reading about the first two books in the series, things got a tad bit better but not entirely. I got some Perry Mason vibes during the courtroom dramas which I enjoyed. The plot for Warwick’s investigation had a moderate paced writing which kept alternating with the courtroom drama. There were also certain chapters on Beth, Warwick’s wife and one of her acquaintance. This three part story telling broke the chain of the main story for me. I would’ve preferred two stories going simultaneously but not more than that. I enjoyed the thrill I felt while I waited for the verdict of the investigation; have to say Jeffrey Archer’s writing gives the readers a thrill. I liked the over-all concept of the book and how the title sits in perfectly. The genres incorporated are drama and detective fiction which is a combination I liked. I’ll be willing to try more of the authors book.

While I did have a good time reading it, it was difficult to correlate things which made this read slightly difficult for me. So I would recommend the readers to give it a try after reading the first two books in the series.

Thank you, Pan Macmillan India, for this title!

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