Seahorse by Janice Parait

The last thing I expected to feel after reading this book was love. I don’t read a lot of books penned by Indian authors. I have tried; I have no prejudices. The ones I tried gave me bad experiences, which is why I am hesitant to buy such books. And I have such a hard…

Strobe Edge by Io Sakisaka

If you’ve read the manga Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka, you’ll have a good idea as to how Strobe Edge will be. You can read my review here. There is a lot of similarities in both stories, but they both stand out individually in many ways. And that stand-out points are the characters. The…

Watashitachi No Shiawase Na Jikan

By Ji-young Gong, Mizu Sahara (Illustrator), Sumomo Yumeka (Illustrator). This 8-chapter, heart-wrenching manga was recommended to me by Vaishnavi. I will forever be indebted to her. Juri, who used to be a young pianist, now a middle-aged woman, has attempted suicide thrice. She is deeply embedded in depression and  she is unable to face her demons….

Hibi Chouchou by Suu Morishita

Hibi Chouchou was on my TBR for a long time. I was looking to read next after Horimiya and decided on an impulse to read this. And, boy, it was the best impulsive decision I’ve ever made in my life. Hibi Couchou is the story of a boy and girl. Yes, a love story. But…

Horimiya by Daisuke Hagiwara

Horimiya, or Hori-san to Miyamura-kun is an ongoing manga. I have read it till the latest chapter, 71, and this is what I thought of it. Horimiya is a story of a girl called Hori and a boy called Miyamura. This, again, is not your typical love story (I know, I excel at picking up…

Lovely Complex by Aya Nakahara

I remember reading about this manga on a FB page, where Koizumi and Otani were sitting and looking at each other and someone in the comments had said, “No one realizes from the picture that the girl is taller than the guy!” and then scrolling through the comments, I learned that the manga was called…

Tell Me Where It Hurts by JR Rogue

I have been a huge fan of JR Rogue and her poetry on Instagram. She is an inspirational woman; for me, to open up and write what I’m passionate about: life. check her poetry out on her Instagram and  check out her website and show her some love! She is really active on social media,…

Hope For Her by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

No one ever expected much from him. Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of class, Josh meets a…

Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka.

*SPOILERS AHEAD* This is the first manga in years that I’ve read with so much interest. I have regained my love for manga and will read more soon. It all started when a friend I met while volunteering for Japan Habba had drawn this beauty: After asking who he is and all that, I learned…

Start Again by J. Saman

Kate Taylor had the perfect life. That is until an accident took everything she had away. For two years she has been living moment to moment and day to day. She’s lost and can’t seem to find her way back. Finally, in a last ditch effort, she decides to leave town in search of a…

Progress on the 2016 Reading Challenge

A while ago, I had posted that I will be taking part in John Guillen’s 2016 Reading challenge.  Today, I’m here to give an update of it! A young Adult Book- The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine (GoodReads here) A book Recommended to you- Coins in the Coffee Cup by Ambriehl Khalil  (GoodReads here) A Self Published book- Amanzimtoti: The Ridge…