The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

This was a Palampur Book Club read The Underground Railroad is the story of Cora, a slave born and brought up in an American Southern plantation and her numerous struggles and momentous decisions in life. The underground railroad is depicted as a literal underground railway system that crisscrosses all over America through underground tunnels. Obviously that was not how it worked at all, but as … Continue reading The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

Hedon – Priyanka Mookerjee

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House, India in exchange of a fair review According to Wicktionary – Hedon – (economics) A unit of pleasure used to theoretically weigh people’s happiness. This is a coming of age novel about the slightly fat, incredibly intelligent, extremely cynical, brooding Tara, whose life changes the day she meets her prince charming on the banks of a … Continue reading Hedon – Priyanka Mookerjee

Do You Know Any Good Boys – Meeti Shroff-Shah

This book was sent to me by Pan MacMillan India in exchange of an honest review The title of this book is an oft-repeated sentence heard in social gatherings and family functions in India courtesy of the parents of girls who have reached ‘marriageable’ age. This age varies according to region, ethnicity and social status of the family, but the question always remains the same. … Continue reading Do You Know Any Good Boys – Meeti Shroff-Shah

Fuzzy Mud – Louis Sachar

  This book was sent to me by the kind offices of Bloomsbury India in exchange of an honest review This book would be classified as young, young adult fiction falling in the science-fiction horror genre. Louis Sachar is also the author of the much acclaimed ‘Holes’. I have not read the book but I absolutely loved the movie. The story had a simplicity to … Continue reading Fuzzy Mud – Louis Sachar

Soulprint – Megan Miranda

This book was sent to me by Bloomsbury India in exchange of an honest review All readers have their own comfort zones and choices of reading material. True bibliophiles will read almost anything when pressed, but given a choice between a prize-winning but not loved genre and an okay book in a beloved one, the reader is always drawn towards the genre that he/she loves … Continue reading Soulprint – Megan Miranda

God Help The Child – Toni Morrison

This book was received through the kind offices of Penguin Random House India in exchange of an honest review Every ‘Must-read’ list of books ever to appear on the internet or the newspaper or magazines names ‘Beloved’ by Toni Morrison as one of those books that must not be skipped. Since I have not read it as yet, I always feel a little guilty and … Continue reading God Help The Child – Toni Morrison