Mimi wo Sumaseba by Aoi Hiiragi

Where do I begin?! This movie is one my top favourite Ghibli movies ever. It is one my all time favourite movies as well. Today, while I speed watched the for the millionth time, I had very mature thoughts coming in. I had to write about it because the movie itself is so damn inspiring….

Amanzimtoti 2: Inyoni Rocks by Carmen Shea-Hepburn

After a bleak winter break alternately spent between the snowy mountaintops of the Drakensberg and a self-imposed exile upon his return to Amanzimtoti, Wayne du Preez finds himself commencing his third term at Toti High with something akin to dread as the tangled web of secrets and lies he’s been spinning since the start of…

Taiyou no Ie by Taamo

It has been a while since I read a manga in full. After Strobe Edge, I read several, or rather, tried to. But somehow, I wasn’t satisfied with any of them. So, yesterday afternoon, I was feeling miserable, and couldn’t study or do anything. That’s when I texted Vaishnavi,  a huge otaku, to suggest me something that cute…

Could you Love an Apple? by Becky Jerams

Book 2 in Love Stories by Becky Jerams, releasing today! Taylor Raven is starting over. After a few difficult college years, he has decided to finally move away from Havensdale (and away from his father) to take a tennis coaching course in the tiny village of Westerfield. The peaceful country life is exactly what Taylor needs to…

Start Over by J. Saman

I received this book as an e-ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. This is book two of the Start Again series, the review of which, is here. I like to play by the rules. But when I get coaxed into crashing a party, I run into the last man I ever…

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,…