Comics & Graphic Novel, Young Adult/Children

Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps by Srividhya Venkat, Kavita Ramchandran (Illustrator)

This book is available to request on NetGalley until August I was tempted by the cover and the title because I was very close to both of my own grandfathers (The 'thatha' in the title is how many south Indian languages refer to their grandfathers, with the derivative coming from Sanskrit, which originally refers to… Continue reading Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps by Srividhya Venkat, Kavita Ramchandran (Illustrator)

Non Fiction

Gone: A search for what remains of the world’s extinct creatures by Michael Blencowe

I finished this book just an hour or so before my electronic review copy expired. I almost gave up mid-way, thinking I was not going to make it, but ultimately I was glad I persevered!This felt more like a memoir than a book about extinct animals(/birds/insects). The author pours so much of his enthusiasm and… Continue reading Gone: A search for what remains of the world’s extinct creatures by Michael Blencowe

Comics & Graphic Novel, Non Fiction

Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman , Kaley Bales

My reading has always been haphazard, ever since I was little. Before Goodreads, I struggled to keep track of authors, both renowned and not, since I have trouble remembering names. I hardly even sound them out. This basically means that most of the content of this book was new to me, as it would be… Continue reading Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman , Kaley Bales

Historical fiction, Short Stories

Other Moons: Vietnamese Short Stories of the American War and Its Aftermath

Edited by : by Quan Manh Ha Translatedby Joseph Babcock When I started reading this, I wanted to make a good effort in the writing of the review because of the gravity of the content. I also found out a lot about America's war in Vietnam, most of which were news to me. There is so… Continue reading Other Moons: Vietnamese Short Stories of the American War and Its Aftermath