Haul, TBR & Wrap Up

December Wrap Up

It’s 2018 already? OMG!
Happy new year guys!
Hope you had an amazing holiday! 🙂

I read a total of 8 books in December. Most of the books that I read were review copies. From this month, I’m planning to bring a balance in my reading because there are so many books that I want to read and I’m not able to find time for them. So here are the books I read.

  1.  It Happens, Karan Sharma – I wasn’t able to connect to any of the characters. That maybe because the book is just 157 pages and it’s quite difficult to build characters. Since it is a love story I felt if the character development was done better, it would have added a lot to the story.  I commend the author for choosing such a unique theme. I haven’t read any book dealing with issues like this. I wish the topic was discussed a little more in detail. If you’re in the mood for a love story, a little different from the regular ones, definitely pick this one
    MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    To read the full review, click here.
  2. Hit for a Six, Payal Dhar – This is a story about cricket, friendship and a great mystery. I highly, highly recommend this one. I don’t have anything negative to say about this. It will be fun to read along with your kids.
    MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    To read the full review, click here.
  3. The Indigo Sun, Rupa Bhullar – Despite the initial struggle I really had a good time reading this. If you enjoy reading philosophical books, definitely pick this one. If you’re new to this genre, like me, it is a good one to start off.
    MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.75
    To read the full review, click here.
  4. A Home for Urvashi, Sanchali Bhattacharya – A book about sisterhood is not something I have come across that often. It is such a refreshing read. I highly, highly recommend this book.
    MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    To read the full review, click here.
  5. State of Mind, Kristin C. Ramius – I did not enjoy reading this book as much as I thought I would. It was confusing and difficult to comprehend. It’s because the concept of creating a virtual world is not something everyone will be familiar with. So when a book is based entirely on this, I feel the author needs to provide more information to the readers. When I read the blurb of this book I thought I would love this book. I’m slightly disappointed with this one. This book definitely has a lot of potential but it was not executed well.
    MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️.75
    To read the full review, click here.
  6. Cross Connection, The Big Circus Adventure by Jugal Hansraj – I really liked all the characters in the book. There is definitely something to learn from each one of them. Mr. Gulshan teaches us to see the goodness in every individual. Friendship, teamwork, standing together during difficult times are some of the values kids will learn from this story. The writing is simple and easy to comprehend. Kids will love reading it.
    MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    To read the full review, click here.
  7. Her Master Key, Shruti Johri – This is the first time I’m reading a book that gives an insight about the things happening in the fancy five-star hotels in India. This book is an account of Gauri’s experience as a housekeeper at a leading hotel. There are 8 chapters, and each chapter describes an instance which will shock the reader. By the end of the book you will have immense respect towards all the hotel employees. It definitely breaks the stereotype about them.
    MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    To read the full review, click here.
  8. Turtles All the Way Down, John Green – This is a difficult one for me to rate. I have mixed feelings about it. I know a lot of people feel understood and I was able to see their struggle and empathise. But there’s this mystery aspect to the story which I felt wasn’t executed well. I know that’s not the focus of the book but I was slightly disappointed. It’s a great own voices novel and you should definitely pick it up.
    MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Love,
A fellow bibliophile.

 

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