What is it about smut that draws all of us back again, and again?

Being readers, the outside-in view of us is quite skewed. People think we’re intellectuals (often also straight-up called ‘boring’) who don’t really understand socializing. I can speak for myself here, for sure. People are weird, considering them thinking I only read some out-of-the-world books with philosophical and some scholarly discussions that I may be having…

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey.

I knew bare minimal about this book when I began – post-apocalyptic horror where humanity has been reduced to dust. A girl called Melanie goes to school, strapped to a wheelchair, lives in a cell within a Bunker in the middle of nowhere. All the kids in her class are strapped the same way where…

Radiance by Grace Draven

I get why bookstagram has been raving about Radiance. It. Is. Magical. And I literally am writing this Just after finishing the Epilogue. I’m mushy and I have goosebumps too.World building aside, the friends-to-lovers trope is what hooked me right from the first page. Human woman Ildiko is married off to Kai prince (not human…

The Simoquin Prophecies by Samit Basu

My Rating – 4/5 Imagine all the high fantasy/fiction/mythological story reference woven together for a story that’s an entirely different entity of a story in itself. That’s Simoquin Prophecies for you. Took me a while to finish this, but honestly it was worth savouring. The book is fresh and original and yet spoofs practically every…

Madam by Phoebe Wynne

If this book were a person I’d slap it so hard it’d have to medically fix it’s broken jaw.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak plays with your feelings in certain parts of the book, which is what this book annoying, yet appealing enough to continue till the end. Zusak makes you cry, occasionally laugh.

The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros

Not every reader may be comfortable reading a book that is so tragic, but if you are this book is totally worth the melancholy your heart will face.

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

This book would have done better on screen as the visuals in here are quite jump-scary in an entertain-you-on-a-1045th-tv-show-episode kinda way.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

What happens when you try to preach some self-healing semi-spiritual gyaan in the form of sci-fi? The Midnight Library is what happens.