The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

If you are looking for a crime/thriller fix that is just over 300 pages, then look no further than The Silent Patient. Usually, before I pick up a book, I do some research on Goodreads. But for this one, I jumped right in because of rave reviews from my friend. As I was nearing the…

The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I’ve got some serious catching up to do on blogging about the recent books I’ve read. I’ve not been reading as much as I would have wanted, but I’ve definitely been reading more than I am writing! Here are the books that I’ve read since the start of the year – The Forest of Enchantments…

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

My only disappointment with this book is that I started reading it, expecting it to have some kind of a showdown between Moriarty and Holmes. But no. This book deals with the happenings in London just after the mysterious happenings of Reichenbach Falls. All is not well in London. Holmes is dead. And so is…

Becoming by Michelle Obama

I loved this book! I loved it so much that I was sad it had to come to an end. From the moment I picked the book up, I read it at a pace slower than my normal one. Because I wanted to take it all in – savor it. And yet, when I neared…

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Hannibal “the Cannibal.” This is my first encounter with him. I’ve not watched any of the movies or TV series related to him. My memory of first hearing about Dr. Hannibal Lecter goes back to my school days when one of my teachers used to admonish the kids who bit their nails as Hannibal the…

Joker

Disclaimer: I’ve not read any of the DC comics. Any knowledge I have (of both the Batman and the Joker) is based on the various movies and cartoons out there. I just came out of the theatre after watching Joker. And if I were to use one word to describe the movie, it is this…

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

I have to admit. I was skeptical about picking up this book. It claimed to be a new Sherlock Holmes novel. And I had my doubts. I’ve never read a pastiche before. So before purchasing my copy of the book, I did some research. There have been many authors (going back to as early as the…

Lying Next to Me by Gregg Olsen

Revenge. That’s the word I’d use to summarize this book. While browsing through Goodreads for my next read, I saw that Lying Next to Me was one among the top 20 books read in September. Though everything in that list caught my eye, I was looking for a nice crime/thriller story, and this one seemed…

We should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The best 30 mins I spent in recent times. Though the book is just 50 odd pages, I wanted to write a few words about it (without giving out much) because of the content between the covers. Chimamanda talks about all the right reasons why feminism isn’t just for women. In a world where the…

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

It took me a while to get going with this book. For one, as the author (Ray Bradbury) rightly says, the book is crammed with metaphors. It takes some time to get used to that. But once you are there, there is just no stopping you till you finish the book. I’m 50+ years late…