Love thyself! And be proud of it!

“You are so much in love with yourself” “You are always so fond of yourself” “You care a lot about yourself” I have heard these phrases so many time I had to write about it here. My question every time someone says something like this to me is- when and how did we begin to…

Tears that don’t flow…

She had wanted to let it out for months! Everything that was brewing a storm inside her. Him leaving. Him never looking back. Her losing faith in everything and everyone; including god. Him finding someone else’s arms more comforting. Him smiling down at his wife on their wedding day. She could not shed a single…

Book Review: The Keeper of Lost Things- by Ruth Hogan

Over the years, he had filled his drawers and shelves with fragments of other people’s lives and somehow they had helped to mend his– so cruelly shattered– and make it whole again. This quote above was the only time I found myself liking this book. And it was chapter 5 of 51. I honestly don’t…

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere – by, Celeste Ng

What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love? This one appeared in my recommended books section on Goodreads. Having a rating of 4.2/5, this book was a winner of goodreads readers choice awards 2017, securing 39,077 votes. The book presents various dilemmas and controversies in a very not-exactly-in-your-face manner. The…

Book Review: Before The Fall, by Noah Hawley

Two of the most influential men, along with some other people are on a private plane which mysteriously crashes into the sea. There is only one adult survivor who swam for eight hours, carrying a four year old on his back. Several people are interested in knowing what really happened and how the plane exactly…

Book Review: The Museum Of Heartbreak, by Meg Leder

Pen is confused. This is her first love and she is not sure. They say follow whatever your gut feeling tells you, some call it “following your heart” too. Whatever you call it, something tells her the earth-shattering, ground-shaking, heart warming love, the kind poets write about, the kind that make you feel like you’re…

Book Review: Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough

you might not be afraid of the dark, but are you sure you are not afraid of what it may be hiding? I started reading this book because of the hype about the unpredictable and unexpected ending. I have a thing for the reads where something hits you out of nowhere and you are left…

Book Review: Salt To The Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

Joana; the nurse who has a compassion so profound Florian: carrying something so precious and valuable, stolen from the infamous Amber Room Emilia: carrying a secret she cannot tell anyone about and how their lives get entwined on their way to the port where they’d try to find new life for themselves. During the Operation…

Book Review; This is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

I have been eyeing this book for a long time mainly because I work in a school and anything and everything related to school and students is something I can totally relate to. The story is set in an auditorium of Opportunity High School where during a morning assembly and after the Principal’s address, the…

Book Review: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Music is the silence between the notes. -Debussy This story is deeper than it shows on the surface. It may take you a while to properly let everything sink in, because there is so much going on at the same time, you need time to comprehend the real purpose behind the author’s efforts, without which,…

Book Review: All The Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven

Where would you go if you could anywhere? Every forty seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide. Every forty seconds, someone is left behind to cope with the loss. A lot of people often joke about something as serious as a suicide attempt. A suicide attempt is not actually a desire to die. In…