Mailbox Mondays: September 22, 2014


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

Of late I’ve been very circumspect on the books for review thing.

Over the summer I found myself reading more randomly and reverting to my pre-book blogging days of browsing through the library and picking up books according to my mood. While I like this renewed leisurely reading, at the same time, I am unable to say no when interesting books come my way.

Last week I nodded an enthusiastic yes to these books.


I can never say no to a thriller/mystery and there have been some good ones coming out lately from relatively unknown Indian writers, so I decided to take a chance on Killing Ashish Karve by Salil Desai. The Tribune has praised it highly saying it is the best murder mystery by an Indian author so far. I am a bit skeptical about that claim, but I couldn’t resist this book anyway.

The next book I accepted is Tamanna by Tejeshwar Singh, which is supposedly a fictionalized account of a true story of forbidden love. What does that mean exactly? Well, I am going to read the book to find out and share with you all.

The last book is The Children Act by Ian McEwan. I have read two of his books – Atonement and On Chesil Beach, and I loved them both. S.Krishna has praised The Children Act highly saying it’s one of Ian McEwan’s best books in a long time. That’s pretty high praise and I just can’t wait to read this book.

What books did you get last week? What are you looking forward to reading?

  • Topazshell

    I have been looking at The Children Act. It seems like a very interesting plot. Like your books.

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  • Silver’s Reviews

    I am the same way. Can’t say no to good books even though I have plenty to read.

    ENJOY your new books and your library, leisure reading.

    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  • Holly (2 Kids and Tired)

    These are all new to me. Great covers. I’ve gotten better at saying no to books, but it’s still not easy. 2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  • I still have not read McEwan..I probably should.

  • Wanton Ruminating

    I feel your pain sister! It just seems to go against mother nature to say no to free books 🙂 Btw, the new look of the blog is definitely more edgy but I miss the soft colors and lines of last theme 🙂

    • Nishita

      @wantonruminating:disqus I am also conflicted. I liked that last theme too, but I really like couple of features from this one – related posts, the options for review posts. Let’s see how it goes, I may still revert to the previous look 🙂

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    McEwan is hit or miss for me so I wasn’t sure I wanted to read his latest. I’ve heard such great things, though, that I plan to pick it up. I hope you love it!

    • Nishita

      @bermudaonion_kathy:disqus I’ve only read two books of his and both were popular reads, so I can’t judge. I am looking forward to this one.

  • Mary

    I’ve read the same McEwan books as you and have to say the cover alone has me interested in The Children Act. I hope you love it!

    • Nishita

      @Mary: I’ve seen another cover online, where there is just one droplet of blood. It seemsmore suited to the book contents, looking forward to reading the book though regardless of the cover 🙂

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