“You only really know what a smile means when you own the face behind it. Everyone else just sees the smile they expect it to be.” | My Thoughts on The Shock of The Fall by Nathan Filer | Spoiler-free.

“You only really know what a smile means when you own the face behind it. Everyone else just sees the smile they expect it to be.” | My Thoughts on The Shock of The Fall by Nathan Filer | Spoiler-free.

  “Mental illness turns people inwards. That's what I reckon. It keeps up forever trapped by the pain of our own minds, in the same way that the pain of a broken leg or a cut thumb will grab your attention, holding it so tightly that your good leg or your good thumb seem to [...]

“A weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place” | My Thoughts on Perfect by Cecelia Ahern | A Spoiler-free Book Review

“A weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place” | My Thoughts on Perfect by Cecelia Ahern | A Spoiler-free Book Review

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars This book is the Perfect sequel, with its own flaws, to Flawed. See what I did there? Oh well! Perfect starts with twists and turns from the first few pages itself. It has a lot of new characters to present and a lot of new things [...]

My Thoughts on Placard Holder in the Pass by Peeyush Maniyambath

My Thoughts on Placard Holder in the Pass by Peeyush Maniyambath

Placard Holder in the Pass by Peeyush Maniyambath My rating: 3 of 5 stars  (According to Goodreads scale) In One Line - A well written character-driven story  that's refreshing to read and quite thought-provoking.  I'm glad this was my last read of 2017 because its simplicity provoked me to think beyond what we normally see [...]

“I taught you to succeed. I goaded you. But when things went wrong…I did not teach you to fail.” My thoughts on If I Had To Tell It Again by Gayathri Prabhu | A spoiler-free book review.

“I taught you to succeed. I goaded you. But when things went wrong…I did not teach you to fail.” My thoughts on If I Had To Tell It Again by Gayathri Prabhu | A spoiler-free book review.

If I Had to Tell It Again by Gayathri Prabhu My rating: 3 of 5 stars In One Line: Read this book to learn strength and patience ; to understand that it's important to acknowledge and accept ; and learn how to fail. I always find it difficult to "rate" and "review" a memoir. How do [...]

“I was okay just a moment ago. I will learn how to be okay again.” My Thoughts on We Are Okay by Nina LaCour | A spoiler-free book review

“I was okay just a moment ago. I will learn how to be okay again.” My Thoughts on We Are Okay by Nina LaCour | A spoiler-free book review

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour My rating: 3 of 5 stars In One Line: A quick, warm read about loss, grief and moving on - about a young girl & her only family.  I was gifted this book by my friend and I'm so happy to have read it! Yes, I gave it 3 [...]

“You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.” | My Thoughts on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | Spoiler-free book review

“You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.” | My Thoughts on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | Spoiler-free book review

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi My rating: 5 of 5 stars In One Line: Beautiful, heartbreaking story of two sisters told over generations, written brilliantly, will leave you surrounded by some intelligent thoughts, and provide you strength to understand and empathise the characters not only in the book but those around you.  Before I begin sharing my [...]