If you are someone who has followed me for a while, then you know that I read a lot, love writing reviews and have followed a 5 posts per week schedule for a long time. But this pandemic has screwed everything up, throwing me into a long reading slump which has made me give up my schedule. I also find myself unable to write reviews up to my level of satisfaction these days, so you can expect way less review posts on the blog from now on.
But, I also don’t wanna give up on this space because I love blogging and engaging with every one of you. So, I’ve decided to start this new series of posts called “The Week Gone By” where every Monday, I can give you all how my reading was in the previous week and any other reading/blogging related updates. This is my first and I hope you all will enjoy it.
The previous week was the Indian Lit Readathon and you can see the TBR I set for myself here. And I guess I was fired up because I actually managed to read all of them. While I’m still having issues reviewing, I think I’m getting back on track reading and that’s all I can ask for now. So, let me tell you all the deets about the books I read during the readathon and what I felt about them.
This was the first book I read for the readathon and I was very excited for this sequel because most of my friends had loved it. While the cat and mouse chase from the first book was missing, there were so many other amazing character moments. I also loved the expansive world building. While the twists were slightly predictable, the ending was explosive and a perfect setup for a terrific finale which I can’t wait to read.
My 2nd book of the readathon and probably the unofficial group book, I was so excited for this one because look at that gorgeous cover :). I had also won the physical ARC in a giveaway, so it was pretty special for me before I even started. I absolutely adored how unabashedly desi the book was with the culture, food and naming and I loved the way the author incorporated Hindu mythology into an urban fantasy setting. The characters may have left me wanting, but it was still an enjoyable enough read.
While I won’t deny that the extremely grief stricken protagonist of this book made me feel depressed too, this was still a beautifully written story about a woman learning her history, grappling with many revelations and finding purpose in her life. The writing is stunning, the world is vivid, the characters are memorable and the themes discussed mirror so many contemporary real world issues. This is a series that can’t be missed and I’ll post review this week.
And this was the perfect way to end the weekend and the readathon – a very hot and sexy desi romance with a corporate takeover backdrop with a badass bossy CEO heroine and an equally fiery but also soft hearted hero. This was so much fun and that’s why I adore Nisha’s writing. Luckily, this also works for one of my prompts for the Trope-ical readathon, so I officially got started with that as well.
So, that’s it for my week. One readathon ends and another one begins. And all I can hope for is that August will turn out to be a better reading month for me.
Hope you all are enjoying some great books too and feel free to share the details with me in the comment section below.