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By SAMAMA, Mar 10 2019 07:32PM

Woman in the Window was SO unpredictable that I think I probably might have gasped out loud a couple of times while reading this book.

You might be a super calm and resilient person in real life but I bet you to NOT to get shocked by mysteries that’ll unfold in this book. You couldn’t. I couldn’t, either! That’s among the main reasons why I liked this book so much.

Now comes that parts I didn’t like about this book so much. There were a lot of chapters in this book that felt too stretched out and at one point I thought it’ll probably be best if I DNF-ed it. But that’s something I can’t usually do so I carried on. Eventually as the mystery kept unfolding the story kept getting more and more intriguing.

The main lead of this book, Dr. Anna Fox is a children’s psychotherapist who got triggered by Agoraphobia (a type of anxiety disorder) after an unfortunate incident. So she feels safe living indoors with all the doors and windows closed with her cat. She also tends to secretly spy on most of her neighbors through her window…because she likes it. You can know from this short description on how messed up this mystery novel will get as you keep reading it.

If you like reading books that are SO mysterious that it keeps boggling your mind, then this book is definitely for you.

A 3 out of 5 stars for this weird novel. 🌟 🌟 🌟

Favorite quote: “If there's one thing I've learned in all my time working with children, if I could whittle those years down to a single revelation, it's this: They are extraordinarily resilient. They can withstand neglect; they can survive abuse; they can endure, even thrive, where adults would collapse like umbrellas.”

EXTRAS: ok so, I found out about the controversial information about the author AJ Finn through my friends and I must point this out. I gave this book a good rating only because it had genuinely entertained me. I am in no way supporting the author for what he said or did in anyway because he was clearly wrong for what he did. I am simply reviewing a book. So no judgments!

By SAMAMA, Mar 7 2019 11:21AM

A Man Called Ove was so brilliantly written that now I don’t what to do with my emotional heart.

This book pointed out the problems with the people of this generation so accurately and so hilariously that even my family agreed with his opinions when I told them about Ove. And trust me when I say they hardly ever agree so smoothly on anything!

Ove was kind of a bitter-sweet character, and also an intriguing one. He was not the type of character you’d find in every other book. Ove could be a grumpy man, but he can be lovable too if you choose to understand him.

Apart from Ove, the characters around him were equally as intriguing as him too but exactly in the other ways. The whole book was absolutely comical and delightful.

This book is now amongst my list of favorites,

I wish I could give this book way more than 5 stars because 5 stars sounds too small for this entertaining novel. A 5 out of 5 stars especially for the grumpy old man called Ove.

My favorite quote: Death is a strange thing. We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves."

This book is about the old grumpy man called Ove and his journey through life. It’s about how he ends up with a lot of new friends in just a few days after an unfortunate incident interrupts his simple and smooth life. He learns to start living his life rather than just surviving through it, slowly but surely with the help of his new peculiar friends.

By SAMAMA, Feb 15 2019 09:10PM

Forty Rules of Love is the kind of book that leaves an impact on you and your life, probably forever. At least for me it definitely did.

If we judge this remarkable literary work by its name it will at first look like just another romance, rom-com or a YA and childish novel. And if you judge this book by its cover, it’ll look like a box of delicious chicken biryani masala (as my sibling proclaimed it to be). But it most definitely is not. This book was deep, dark and it thoroughly amused and entertained me.

It was so very different from all the books I had read before. I was stunned and amused at the same time. This book had make me think, contemplate and then re-think so many subjects. In fact it was so distracting, it gave me odd and peculiar dreams at night.

Every character in this book had their own kind of magic and their own kind of justification to everything situation which somehow all made sense. It had so much going on, and I loved it immensely.

But I must confess that I could not fully agree on some verses the character Shams of Tabriz had explained in this book, and I could not agree with a couple of his rules. While I was in the middle of this book I was conflicted on where to place him in my mind, in the right place or the wrong. I still am stuck in the middle.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟/5

My favorite quote: “Love cannot be explained, yet it explains all”

This book is about a lot of characters, but mostly it is about the beautiful and overwhelming friendship between Rumi and the Shams of Tabriz. It is a story inside a story, and the outer story in this book is about a housewife with a perfect life from the outside but the exact opposite from the inside. Ella doesn’t believe in love, but when she gets a job in a literary agency she gets assigned to read the book ‘Sweet Blasphemy’, she indulges herself so much into the powerful book that she starts exchanging emails with the author about her life and feelings. Only then does she finally starts realizing that there is indeed love in this world, you just have to accept it once it comes searching for you.