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  • The untold story of the home front

    “In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.”

  • Outcasts on a Mission

    Six of Crows is the one of the fewest books I have read so far that is actually worth the hype and high ratings surrounding it.

  • THE VERDICT WILL SURPRISE YOU

    Being an avid reader, I have read all the great books. If you don't believe me I can show you my Goosebumps book collection.

  • Is Feminism a Sell-out? Andi Zeisler's In-depth Analysis of Modern Day Feminism

    Last women's day, I saw many statuses on my news feed preaching many different things.

  • A book worth reading thrice: The Little Prince

    I came across this gem of a book by a complete chance of fate. I bought it as a present for my little sister's birthday. She was desperate to have me read it as soon as she was done. Given my penchant for children's books and the beautiful drawings both on the cover and inside, I dove right in.

  • A Surprisingly Not Overdone Fantasy-Romance

    A few weeks ago, flipping through TV channels brought me to Beautiful Creatures.

  • Finally - A road trip worth REMEMBERING

    Travel stories have become a failsafe story-writing hack in recent times – the second cheesiest plot structure next to the main character suffering from cancer.

  • A Gritty Magical Setting that Packs a Punch

    Although I have a very strong liking for sci-fi, many people jump to the conclusion that I love fantasy as well. I like my outrageous fiction grounded by some form of pseudoscience no matter what it is.

  • Resisting a slayer's destiny

    Jasper Francois Dent, does the name sound like that of a sociopath? Because that's what Jasper, the protagonist in the book, keeps wondering about the whole time.

  • Suspense around Every Corner

    If you are searching for a good book to pass time, or have a knack for suspense with hints of romance here and there, then I have the book for you.

  • A New YA Fantasy Series Worth a Quick Dive

    I was introduced to the Summoner series in a time when I was craving to read and delve into a new world with very little time to spare.

  • If Fitzgerald wrote The Devil Wears Prada

    If Fitzgerald wrote The Devil Wears Prada

    The bald-headed Nigel in The Devil Wears Prada says to Andrea Sachs, “You think this is just a magazine?

  • Coming of Age in a Dystopia

    Once you get into reading-intensive courses in university, it's difficult to read books that don't come assigned with the courses.

  • More Fan Fiction Than Sequel

    We were sceptical, but that didn't stop us from grabbing the first copy of The Cursed Child we could find. While I wasn't hoping to be blown out of my mind, it's disheartening how my only sentiment towards the story is an indifferent “Meh”.

  • Of REDS & Silver

    Ever since the end of Harry Potter, I have been searching for a book that would grab a place in my heart like our beloved wizarding world did, and this is it.

  • THE TIPPING POINT

    Before going into an in-depth review, just to ensure a better and more meaningful reading experience, let me give you an outside view of how Malcolm Gladwell non-fictions are formulated and constructed.

  • Good Start to a Series

    Only Time Will Tell is the first of seven novels of the Clifton Chronicles series written by Jeffrey Archer.

  • One Little Ghost, Too Many Adventures

    Vuter Naam Ramakanto Kamar is a graphic children's novel first published at Ekushay Boi Mela 2016 by Mahbubul Haque of Ikrimikri Publication.

  • SADDEST BOOK EVER?

    “All the Bright Places” is Jennifer Niven's first YA novel that came out in January 2015 and is set to be adapted into a movie.

  • I NEEDED THIS BOOK

    I haven't written a book review in a long time, because I didn't come across any that was out-of-the-box.

  • Digital Love

    The past few decades have seen remarkable changes people's romantic lives. Even in Bangladesh, where families fixing matches was the social norm for decades...

  • Learning To Live and Laugh

    When people we love meet their ends through chronic illnesses or sudden accidents, we find a way amid the misery to accept the circumstances – circumstances that were out of our hands.

  • Too Much for One Book

    Nobel laureate J.M. Czoetzee's “The Childhood of Jesus” came out in 2013 as a cryptic fable exploring innocence, destiny, diaspora, maternal love and the philosophy of the abyss that is human affection. And it's the kind that polarises the reading population.

  • Fragile Things: Charming and creepy

    Fragile Things is not a conventional short story collection. It is quite possibly an odd and approximate sketch of what the inside of Neil Gaiman's head looks like.

  • Superman

    The Death of SUPERMAN

    Are you a true Superman fan? If you have not read The Death of Superman, I believe the answer is a NO.

  • want to play

    WANT TO PLAY?

    Grace MacBride and the other five partners of her software company, Monkeewrench, have created a new game titled “Serial Killer Detective'' where the good guy always catches the bad guy.

  • An endearing, predictable portrayal of Calcutta life

    Amit Chaudhuri writes on nothing in particular. His novels scarcely have any plot. They are written in a relaxed manner, with almost each line containing delightful descriptions that are meant to be read slowly, in leisure.

  • TOO MUCH HAPPINESS

    Let me tell you from the get go that this collection of short stories is anything but warm and fuzzy and feel-good.

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