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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Btw, the new look of the blog is definitely more edgy but I miss the soft colors and lines of last theme ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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