Haul, TBR & Wrap Up

Book haul – October

I was and still am on a book buying ban(which obviously I broke, again). But I’m so happy with all the purchases I made in October. There are 11 books in total, out of which I have read 6. I’m sorry some the books and reviews were already featured in the Wrap up & Nov TBR blog posts.

So the books are –

  1. The Bear and The Nightingale Katherine Arden – I received this book in my September TBB box. I have said so much about this book already. I love love love love this book, and highly recommend it. If you are a fantasy lover, please do pick this one. It is dark, adventurous and full of magic. I also have a full review on this.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    To read the full review, click here.
  2. The Wizard of OzL. Frank Baum – This is such a well known classic. Do I need to say more? I received this in my September TBB box as well. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m hoping to read it soon.
  3. The Wizards of OnceCressida Cowell – This book was a part of The Bookling’s crate October box. This book has some amazing illustrations. Perfect for fantasy lovers, I can’t wait to pick this one.
  4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestKen Kesey – I won this book in TBB’s bookstagramming sundays tag. It’s such a beautiful addition to my collection. This book is said to be a devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness. I’m intrigued.
  5. The Poison of Love, K.R. Meera – This is such a short yet powerful story. The story is about a woman who leaves behind a promising career and elopes with the love of her life. Initially things look great for her and slowly she realises that her husband would philander with other women. Hearbroken she leaves everything behind and goes to Vrindavan and starts living as a Meera sadhu. I really enjoyed reading this book. If you’re looking for a quick read, do grab this one.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  6. Untouchable, Mulk Raj Anand – The book is about a day in the life of Bakha, a sweeper, of the lowest level of the outcast. This is a very well written and heart-wrenching read. You can’t help but feel sympathetic towards the characters. I highly recommend this one.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. The Colours of Passion,  Sourabh Mukherjee  –  This is a definite page-turner.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    To read the full review, click here.
  8. You never know, Akash Verma –  To read the full review, click here.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
  9. Curfewed Night, Basharat Peer – This book is a must read. It will definitely add more to the reader’s perspective about Kashmir and Indian Army. The narration is beautiful, the author relives his entire life and takes us along the ride. It is brutally honest, and a heart-wrenching read. I’m glad that I read this book, and would highly recommend it.
    My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  10. Pyre, Perumal Murugan – I have heard so much about Perumal Murugan’s books, but never read any of them. So I finally decided to get one. This story mainly focuses on caste discrimination that prevailed in our society.
  11. Velocity, Dean Koontz – Its been so long since I picked up a thriller, so decided to pick this one. This is my first Dean Koontz’s book and I’m super excited to read this one.

So, have you read any of these book? Please do share your thoughts below.

Love,
A fellow bibliophile.

 

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