The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonsen

The Summer before the War is a story set in a small English East Sussex village just before the first world war. A perfect romantic setting for a story that is equal parts touching and lovingly crafted. Helen Simonsen is famous for her much acclaimed earlier work called Major Pettigrew’s last stand, which I have unfortunately not read and was therefore pleasantly surprised with this … Continue reading The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonsen

Reckless – Hasan Ali Toptas

This book was sent to me by Bloomsbury India in exchange of an honest review This was another unexpected entrant into my bookish universe courtesy of Bloomsbury, this time from Turkey. Why have I never before even tried to read literature that comes from some place other than Britain, America and India? Revelations galore! This is the story of Ziya, an ex-army man who decides … Continue reading Reckless – Hasan Ali Toptas

Musing Mondays (June 29)

Musing Mondays is a meme over at the blog called A Daily Rhythm by Jenn, which has a whole lot of options regarding your bookish activities during the previous and coming up week and are as follows : I’m currently reading… Up next I think I’ll read… I bought the following book(s) in the past week… I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)… I’m really upset … Continue reading Musing Mondays (June 29)

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

Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit and other stories – P.G. Wodehouse

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House India in exchange of an honest review The moment I set eyes on this book, the first thought to cross my mind was ‘Collector’s item’. This beautiful hardcover offering from Random House would make a perfect gift, especially as a Christmas present, what with snowflakes on the cover design and the more obvious reference to … Continue reading Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit and other stories – P.G. Wodehouse