Book review : They go to sleep

Author : Saugata Chakraborty

Rating : 5/5

This masterpiece by Saugata Chakraborty contains 12 exhilarating tales of ordinary people and the choices they make. This book kept me awake and gave me lot of fodder to ponder over.

My favourite two stories are –

They go to sleep – The starting makes you wonder, Was he guilty or innocent? A young window disappears and three years later, someone claims to know her whereabouts.

What’s in a name – A poet meets a girl while travelling from Secunderabad to howrah, they share a captivating conversation but forget to ask each other’s name.

All these stories can be made into full fledged novels.The stories are raw and strike a chord – Be it, excellent narration or the engaging and detailed storyline. The editing is crisp and, last but not the least, the cover page is beautiful.

I would definitely recommend this book. This is by far, one of the best books that I have read this year.

Here’s my Goodreads review for this book

Book Title : Pebbles on Paper

Author – Swati Khatri

Rating – 4.2/5

Pebbles on paper by Swati Khatri is a collection of poems depicting the emotions that we go through at different stages of life. This book is divided into twelve parts. The author covers topics like Self love, Art, motivation, thoughts, pain and reflections that life throws at us.

While reading the poems, I felt deeply invested in them. The author’s emotions and thoughts connected with me. She has an impressive way with her words. Some of the poems really stood out for me.

Though I loved all the poems, some of my favourite lines are –

“Yes, you have to move,
and not wait for anyone to approve”

“But I wonder, do you exist,
Does such love still persist? “

“I wanted so much from you,
But you gave me just a few.
At times you promised something more
But never kept up with the score “

If I have to sum up this book into three words, it would be – Real, Raw and motivating. This book is beautifully constructed and is a decent read. Every poem has something that you will be able to relate to.

Will definitely recommend it !

Do you read poetry? Which is the last book that you have read ?

Book Review – OUR LOVE STORY

Author – Rohit Sharma

Rating – 5/5

True love happens without any planning. It happens just like that .. in an instant. And by the time you try to understand what is happening, you are already in love.”

Our love story

“Our Love story” is a Romantic and an inspiring tale of love and heartbreak, with its share of smiles and tears. It’s the story of a struggling model Veronica (VJ) and the son of a filthy rich business tycoon Aditya Bakshi.

Veronica is fed up of the casting couch and the directors trying to harass her and decides to end everything . She is about to jump in the sea, when someone holds her hand and stops her. This guy is the protagonist Aditya Bakshi.

I love the characterization of Aditya. He is such an amazing guy – pure hearted, selfless, giving and always has a smile on his face. He yearns for his father’s love but his father holds him responsible for losing his wife.

Will destiny bring them together? Does Aditya have some terminal illness which he is hiding behind his happy-go-lucky persona? Will his father make amends with him?

The writing style and narration is excellent and smooth, I felt like I am watching some good bollywood movie. Tried hard to find some criticism /constructive feedback so that I can mention it in my review, but found none.

Danielle steel and Preeti shenoy are my favorite authors and now, one more author makes it to my favourite’s list. Rohit Sharma has done an excellent job here. This book is nothing short of a masterpiece. Definitely a must buy if you like Romance genres.

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