Book Review Recommendations (4-Feb-2021)

I’ve been planning to share the blog posts that I most enjoyed reading for a long time–since last year, in fact. I only began seriously blogging about books in 2020, and even then I’ve only shared reviews mostly.

I read other blogger’s work sporadically, and I’d like to change that. The posts I choose may not necessarily be recent (or always book-related) because I have a habit of reading through previous posts when I land on someone’s blog.

I hope you find something in here that will interest you as well.

I noticed that Yesha at had the same idea, and she shares links every week. I think it’s a fabulous initiative!

Book review recommendations

1) Book Review: Georgana’s Secret by Arlem Hawks

One of the most interesting aspects of Yesha’s reviews is that she offers us her perspective on each character in the book. She picks interesting and diverse titles, and it’s always fun to read her work.

2) Book Review: Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

Priyasha has spoken so eloquently about what sounds like a sweet romance guaranteed to lift your mood. I love such books and I read them between books on weightier matters.

3) Interview with Damyanti Biswas, author of You Beneath Your Skin

I enjoyed reading this interview with Damyanti Biswas, author of the crime novel, You Beneath Your Skin. I bought the book last year, but I haven’t finished reading it.

(I know–what am I waiting for?)

4) Book Review: Rea and the Blood of the Nectar by Payal Doshi

I’ve discovered Amisha’s blog only recently, and I think it is a treasure trove of interesting bookish content. One of her reviews on a middle-grade fantasy story with a south Asian MC caught my eye. I don’t usually enjoy MG fantasy, but sometimes, some stories are just too brilliant to miss.

I also like the way Amisha structures her posts–from the imaginative headline to the personal introduction to the balanced description of her reading experience.

Do check out her blog when you can!

5) Burnout – Symptoms and Tips to Recover

Vidya has put together a detailed post about burnout, its signs and symptoms, and tips on how to recover from it. This piece resonated with me because I’ve frequently experienced burnout as a result of trying to do too much at once.

I really like Vidya’s writing style–calm, composed and clear. (I’m not quite a fan of breezy writing!)

6) Book Review: The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel by K T Rose

Ever since I discovered Iseult Murphy, I have been a fan of her writing. I’ll never be able to write like her, even though I wish I could. I have a copy of her book, 7 Days in Hell, which I’ll begin reading soon this month. She writes horror and sci-fi stories.

Do follow her blog. She actively shares excellent bookish content, and you can also access a free e-copy of one of her books.

7) Book Review: The Canterbury Murders by E.M. Powell

I read Debjani’s reviews twice because they’re that well-written. She also has a knack for choosing interesting titles in different genres. In this post, she talks about her experience of reading the historical mystery, The Canterbury Murders.

Another book blogger you should follow!

8) Discussion Post: Book Blogging Insecurities

Marie wrote about her book blogging insecurities, and I think many of us can identify with them. I know I may never be able to have a blog that looks as good as many of the ones I visit. Neither am I great at taking photographs or staging books. I don’t even have an Instagram account!

But it doesn’t make any of us less of a book blogger. We’re all different in our approach to book blogging, but we’re united in our love of books and all things book-related.

I found many of Marie’s other discussion posts about things like why she doesn’t set a GR goal and why she will (or won’t) read your blog posts genuine and interesting. I urge you to check them out.

9) Book Discussion: Choosing the Right Audiobook App

I’m yet to read an audiobook, even though so many avid readers have told me that it’s an amazing experience. I’m not yet sure if it will work for me.

This discussion post outlines some of the popular audiobook apps available. What do you know? One of these days, I might just take the plunge.

10) Writer’s Block, Mom Fatigue and A Raging Pandemic

Those of you who are moms will relate to this blog post. I found it an honest, endearing look at the increasing responsibilities that mothers are having to shoulder during the pandemic.

Talk to me

Did you like any of the posts? Let me know which one (and why) in the comments.

10 thoughts on “Book Review Recommendations (4-Feb-2021)

  1. I feel so honoured to be mentioned in your list. Your thoughtful initiative is inspiring me to join this bandwagon. Keep up with your good work and thanks a ton 😊

  2. I feel so honoured to be mentioned in your list. Your thoughtful initiative is inspiring me to join this bandwagon. Keep up with your good work and thanks a ton 😊

  3. This is great! I enjoyed reading all highlights and I’m going to visit other links. I also enjoy Debjani’s posts. Thank you so much for including my post and your thoughtful words. It really made my day. I really appreciate it.

  4. Thank you so much for your kind words, Satabdi – and for including my post in your list. Burnout is scary and we all go through its different stages at various times in our life.

    I loved the other links – and my TBR list has grown.

    You’ll enjoy Damyanti’s book – do read it.

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