Book Review Recommendations (23-Mar-2021)

Book reviews that I enjoyed reading in the last week



The third week of March is over. Aren’t the days just flying by?

This post is part of a series of book review recommendation posts that I put together (almost) every week. It’s sort of a pledge to read more of other people’s work.

The previous posts are here:

February Week 1

February Week 2

February Week 3

February Week 4

March Week 2

Here are some of the fantastic posts that I’ve read in the last few days:

Before My Actual Heart Breaks by Tish Delaney | Book Review

What’s different about Ashima’s book reviews is that she makes the props for her photos. She’s skilled at it and comes up with beautiful ideas.

“Tish Delaney’s debut is a searing novel about a woman struggling to come to terms with the reality of her life at a time when the world around her is burning. Her use of the vernacular in her lyrical prose brings out the Irish ruralness, both in its humour as well as pain. She writes with a raw emotion which, when expressed by her characters is heartbreaking.”


Cindy’s review of this collection of horror stories is analytical, honest and lays out the pros and cons clearly.


Janaki has written a thoughtful review about this small collection of 5 relatable stories.

“What strikes you about the book is that the author is able to see her characters beyond the outer facade that blinds most of us.”

The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby: Book Review #bookchatter

Ujjwal has an interesting take on the subject of Crosby’s book.

“While reading this book, I strongly felt again and again that God should not bless such undeserving people with kids. They ruin their own life as well as leave the kids to suffer and face bitter experiences all alone.”

Unspoken: A Bouquet Of Short Stories – Sadhana Wadhwa – Book Review

I admire the way Jai takes his time to sort his thoughts before writing a review. The clarity of his thoughts is something I want to emulate.

“I only wish the author had not chosen “Deliverance” as the title of the story. I would have preferred “Mukti” which is the last word in the narrative. I am saying this despite the fact that “Mukti” is not an English word. Readers will understand why I am saying this when they read the book.”

2 comments on “Book Review Recommendations (23-Mar-2021)”

  1. Thanks Satabdi for including my review in your post. I’m glad you read it and liked it too. Thanks for recommending it to others.

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