Genre: mystery/thriller, historical fiction
Year Of Publication: 1st March 2016
Pages: 307 ( paperback)
My rating: 4/5
This book introduces us to a fictionalized version of Walt Whitman (the American poet). Set in the 1800’s New York city Walt Whitman finds that his dear friend Lena Stowe is to be hanged for the murder of her husband ; Abraham Stowe. To prove her innocence Walt (a reporter for the Aurora)sets out on a journey that will test his limits and make him question all that he believes.
Genre: Young adult, historical fiction, South-Asian authors
Year Of Publication: 27th September 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
Pages: 224 ( paperback)
My rating: 5/5
“Tanya Tania is a story about two young women coming of age in two countries that are coming of age”.
This book is set in 1990s India and Pakistan.
Amongst political turmoil and a tumultuous family life Tanya Talati and Tania Ghosh find solace by writing each other letters that span over six years.
It all begins when Tanya breaks her leg and her mother suggests she write a letter to her best friend’s daughter – Tania. Soon a deep friendship forms between the two and they share with each other what cannot be said out aloud in their own homes.
At the beginning of last month I though it would be a great idea if bookstagrammers that lived in Pakistan swapped books during Eid.
I’d been thinking about it for a while now and finally decided it was time to set my plan in motion. Hence, I became the host of the first ever #eidbookswap ( #bookisheidi2016). My goal was to promote the love of reading and a means for positive, meaningful interactions within the #bookstagrampak community. Continue reading “RECAP: #eidbookswap 2016”