Embassytown – Book Review

China Mieville is one author whose books I wanted to read for the longest time I guess. I bought this book and it sat on my shelf for a long time since I found it intimidating. I knew this would be a difficult read and would require lot of concentration and effort from my side and that was the reason for pushing it down my TBR list. I finally forced myself to pick it up this month and I absolutely loved it. I gave this book 4.5/5 stars.

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The Hate U Give – Book Review

This book is getting a lot of buzz lately as everyone seems to be loving this book. I have now joined the group of folks who loved this book. This is a very important book as it talks about the Black Lives Matter movement and it is an own voices book. That said, I have no idea about this movement and I am not sure how realistic this book is. I just read it like a fiction novel and my views here are limited to the scope of the book.

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Classics challenge

I have not read many classics as a kid or a teenager as I was not even aware of any. My native language is not English and there were not many English language readers in my family. My father read English novels but mostly espionage, crime fiction or thrillers (which are not what I like). He has studied some classics in college like Somerset Maugham or Charles Dickens. We did not even have English courses in college so I did not get any opportunity to read classics.

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