My 2015 in Books, and What to Look Forward in 2016

Last year, I set a target of 18 books to read in year 2015. I was feeling very ambitious when I chose that particular number. I even wrote a pretty detailed reading plan for 2015, categorized by month, genre, book clubs and reading challenges. It started off well but quickly went downhill as life catches…

Room, with a capital R

I have a feeling that I might not have enjoyed Room by Emma Donoghue so much if I am not a mother of a four-year-old boy. More often than not, I found myself wondering what is going on in the mind of my boy who laughs at a cartoon joke, cries when his defiant younger…

Reading the Pulitzer Winning Works

My upcoming project – reading the Pulitzer Prize winning works of fiction. The following is the action plan in order to accomplish this ambitious feat. List the books to be read (winners, followed by finalists). It will be in order of newest to oldest, and most probably it will be read in that order too…

Who I Am, Why I’m Here

I missed several first few days of Blogging 101. I was all exhausted fighting a high fever and swallowing painful gulps due to tonsillitis, and any form of reading or writing was the last thing on my mind. Now I am inching slowly back into blogosphere, and trying to catch up with some missed homework…

Happy New Year 2015

The new year came and it’s already the second day of 2015. Something unexpected happened, so my schedule was thrown off board. I intended to write a review on my year 2014 in reading, but I didn’t make it. I wanted to reflect on my year 2014, overall, as well as on my writing journey…

Read: What I Know For Sure

I unwrapped What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey on a chair by the resort’s swimming pool on my birthday. We just checked in for the weekend. Hubby and the children were having fun with water play, so I know that I will have at least 15 minutes of pure reading bliss. The book…

Best Books 2014 and Super Mario

My first find on the best books round-up for this year on the Internet by the Guardian: Best Fiction of 2014. I skimmed through the article and shortlisted the following three books to be added to my want-to-read. 1. How to Be Both by Ali Smith 2. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton 3. The Narrow…