Book Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is a slow burner. The book does what it sets out to do; that is, leave the reader devastated. It was honestly hard to articulate and organise my thoughts on this book which shook me so profoundly. The story follows the lives of four friends – Willem (the actor),…

My Brief Tussle With FOMO

Initially, quitting my job and taking a break from work was like a utopic scene in my head. I visualized an imaginary ax of deadlines hanging above me suddenly disappear as I hit ‘send’ on my resignation email. After working my notice period, I looked forward to binge-watching shows and knocking off books from my…

Stranger Things: Me Vs Anxiety

When Will from Stranger Things said, “He’s (Mind Flayer) still there — I just don’t know how,” it perfectly summed up my inner monologue with anxiety. However, this time, the Mind Flayer was my anxiety, which grew inside me each time I breathed. It was like an uninvited guest who refused to leave, who called…

Book Review: Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

What would I do if a mysterious illness turns my life upside down? How will I react to it? These were the questions which I constantly asked myself while reading Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. We are, in the end, a sum of our parts, and when the body fails, all the virtues we…

Book Review: The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

Michelle Moran’s The Heretic Queen which is a fast-paced and delicious read! On a wall of her burial chamber, Ramesses summed up his love for her as such: “My love is unique and none can rival her… Just bypassing, she has stolen away my heart.” About the author: Michelle Moran is an American author who…

Book Review: The Institute By Stephen King

“Entertainment. Entertainment. Entertainment.” this famous dialogue the from Bollywood film, The Dirty Picture best describes Stephen King’s latest work, The Institute. Needless to say, this novel had me hooked within the few first pages. It came to him, with the force of a revelation, that you had to have been imprisoned to fully understand what…