Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Genre: YA fantasy Rating: 3 out of 5  My thoughts: The good: The setting of Ketterdam, the writing, Kaz and Inej, character building, the way the backstories are effortlessly intermingled with the current story. The bad: The plot is done a thousand times already, the middle section was very... Continue Reading →

Lawyers and human Rights!

The news yesterday about Iran Rights Lawyer, Nasrin Satoudeh, Sentenced to 38 Years in Prison and 148 Lashes was very disheartening.⁣It reminded me of a book I read by another Iranian Lawyer and Nobel Peace prize winner, Shirin Ebadi.⁣ ⁣She says, "Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients. Trials related... Continue Reading →

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths Genre: Adult mystery Rating: 3 out of 5 Thoughts: This mystery book jumps straight into action when one of the English teachers at the local school is found murdered in her house. Clare Cassidy who is friends with her and also an English teacher at the same school is... Continue Reading →

New books in the house!

click to enlarge I went to the Box Book sale by sgbookdeals on Saturday. You can buy any number of books that fit in the box at $50 sgd (approx $37usd, 2600 inr). The fiction section including YA was pretty small. Even though I reached at 9.30 am, seems like most of the good books... Continue Reading →

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 3 out of 5 Awards: Audie Award for Humor (2016), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Humor (2015) Thoughts: This book is about Jenny's mental illness and how she copes with it on a day to day basis. Or that's what I thought. But it's a lot of rambling... Continue Reading →

The Hate you give by Angie Thomas

The hate you give by Angie Thomas Genre: YA fiction Rating: 2 out of 5 National Book Award Nominee for Young People's Literature (2017), Odyssey Award (2018), William C. Morris YA Debut Award (2018), Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Literature (2017), Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult (2018)Michael L. Printz Award Nominee (2018), Rhode Island... Continue Reading →

The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray

The Diviners by Libba Bray Genre: YA Fantasy/ Thriller/ Supernatural About: Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that... Continue Reading →

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