The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

This book is for the days when you feel you have read everything. No plot, no character seems to hold your attention and you keep on impatiently hopping from book to book. At such a time… read The Ladies of Missalonghi. Colleen McCullogh’s writing flows along gently and almost before you know it, you are…

The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond

There are some books and some authors which are guaranteed to make you feel better whatever your mood. One such author for me is Ruskin Bond. Reading a Ruskin Bond book is like sitting peacefully by a river while a cool breeze teases your hair and bird’s music fills your heart. Soothing and calming. Almost…

The Good, The Bad and The Smug by Tom Holt

You know how I discovered Tom Holt…? By reading the Mapp & Lucia books written by him. I had finished all written by E.F.Benson, found two more written by somebody called Tom Holt and gobbled them like the rest. I couldn’t believe somebody could have so seamlessly taken over E.F.Benson’s books. Had I not already…

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

These days all I read is Diana Wynne Jones. I reread Howl’s Moving Castle the other day and found it even more endearing and enchanting then the first three times or so. Okay, so I do tend to reread my favourite books a little aggressively but I guess most bookworms share this vice. Oh, yes…

Just William by Richmal Crompton

Pick up any book in Crompton’s William series when you are feeling down in the dumps. The misadventures of William are bound to put the smile back on your face. The mischievous, well-meaning, rough and determined eleven-year-old William is a child you will love to read about but never ever want under your roof. He…

Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud

Whatever genre you maybe into, I can vouch for this series. It’s so very good. You are bound to like it. Jonathan Stroud is a gem of a writer. His Bartimaeus trilogy is fabulous. And this one is even more so. The premise is so very imaginative and unusual. A London plagued by ghosts. Ghosts…

The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

I lovvve this series! This was my first leap into the steampunk genre and though since then I have read other books steampunky, nothing comes close to this for sheer wow! The world building is amazing. Set in an alternate history version of Victorian England, this world has it all, humans, werewolves and vampires. And…