I got this book, like, a few months ago and since then it’s been stuck in my TBR pile. I started reading this a week or two ago but I didn’t get past chapter one since a lot of things came up (exams, birthday, new phone). Anyways I restarted it yesterday and finished today.


Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.

This book has, something like, a darkness to it. I didn’t feel uncomfortable; I found it interesting, but idk about you. The suspense in this book is thick enough to choke you. Kidding (not). The characters are fascinating.

I was really creeped out by Adora, and I thought something was off. Amma turned out to be . . . unexpected. I sorta saw her as a smaller version of Camille but that’s definitely not the case. (I loved how things ended with Camille and Richard, and how that romance thingy didn’t define Camille/become a main element).

If it was shown or done differently, I might have called the ending sloppy or anti-climatic. But it was written brilliantly, to pull a twist of that magnitude in very few pages that too when the book is just about to end.

Overall, highly recommended. GO READ IT NOW

Rating: out of 




Heyy, so I’m back after yet again another extremely long and unexplainable break 🙂 In other news, I turned 14 (I was 12 when I started this blog which seems forever away). And also I’m going through this hellish process we call exams.

This year, I explored all sorts of genres being as open-minded as I could (save fantasy. I’ll get to it). And I read loaaaads of thrillers novels. Some were good, some lived up to hype, some disappointed bitterly.

Here is a list of my absolute favourites which are guaranteed to be a page turner:

1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


The first thriller I read this year, way back in summer (also my first book by this author). I, like, read this till 3 in the morning when I was supposed to sleep, and I read the rest on the plane back home. It’s many things; thrilling, funny, amusing, and heart-breaking. You will not get bored with this.


2. The Dinner by Herman Koch 


I gave this a 3.5 rating I guess, because of the slow start. But like I mentioned in my review it was well worth the slow start once things started to warm up. Overall it kept me entertained when I was with a runny nose and in bed with nothing to do.


3. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins


You’ve probably heard about this one given all the hype. And, my last post was a review of this. Granted, I was impatient with the slow start and didn’t have many expectations, I really warmed up when the action kicked in. I wouldn’t say it is worth all the hype (or that’s just impatient me), but it’s a great thriller.


4. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris


I LOVEEED THIS SOOO MUCH. It kept me hooked right out for the start. (I was biting my nails and grinding my teeth and being annoyingly noisy with this one so I had to sit someplace else). GOOO READ IT, MY GALS AND GUYS.


5. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty


More on the emotional side but I still LOVED it. (Actually, I wanted all of Liane Moriarty’s book on the list but I was too lazy to didn’t add them so go read any of Liane Moriarty’s books, really)


And last but not the least,

6. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 


I was actually just reading it. I’m almost done, and my booktution tells me it’s gonna end with a bang. I really, really liked it so far too so added it here (I don’t know about Gone Girl tho. Haven’t read it yet).

So those were my thriller recs. What about you? Any thriller book yo finished in one sitting?

Do share your thoughts in the comments section!


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I read this sometime in early august, to see what all the hype was about. Also I meant to write this way back, but, procrastination, eh, what can you do?

Synopsis (this is NOT the main part of the post. Skip, non-bookblogger)*

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?”

I was disappointed at the starting. It wasn’t as fast paced as I though it would be, given all the hype. The suspense kicks in well into the book (or that’s what I thought. Maybe others think differently?). It was almost worth the slow start, because once the suspense kicked in me and the book were inseparable.

It’s told through the POVs of 3 women: Rachel, Anna, and Megan. Rachel happens to be a bit of an unreliable protagonist, I guess, as you start getting into the novel. Each of them are connected to each other. Out of the three, I really felt sympathetic for Rachel. AND LOVE TO HATE TOM. I didn’t like Anna much, though. Idk.

Despite the rusty start, it was a good read. But I don’t know whether it is actually worth all the hype. I mean, there are better thrillers out there. I say if you’re looking for an actual toe-curling read, ditch this and check out Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

Rating: 4 out of 5

*This is for the non-bookworms/bookbloggers that are reading this right now and might have otherwise mistaken the synopsis for my writing.


Hey, guess who’s alive and apparently baaaack! This month was . . . weird. A bit too fast. I basically vanished from my blog and I have no reasonable excuse. Period.

But I’ll be on my game starting today. So let my fill you up on what I was doing this month when I was definitely not blogging.

I’ve been reading a bit more than usual this month; surprise, surprise. I’ve almost finished all of Liane Moriarty’s books (I’m addicted). I’m in the middle of rereading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which I (finally) got the paperback version of.

I had to say goodbye to this month 😦 So far the hunt for substitutes has been a complete waste. No site comes even close to match the Ocean.

I watched Anne with an E on netflix which is amazing, and this show called Riverdale.

I haven’t been tweeting much except if you count all those spam-like #TCSITWiz tweets (all deleted ofc). However, I’ve been active on bookstagram and I’ve managed to take pictures that have some semblance to aesthetically pleasing.

So that’s . . . that. Nothing else. I have a ton of books to review. My birthday comes on September 15 and I may or may not get a phone (my parents are pissed off with me constantly borrowing their phone.)

How was your month?


Everyone, at one point, has looked into the mirror, just really looked at themselves, and judged themselves. The mirror on the wall really doesn’t always show that the person is the fairest of all.

While the reflections are the same, it depends on how the person perceives that reflection. Some people might perceive themselves as beautiful. Others might mercilessly judge themselves. At one point, we’ve all looked pointlessly at our reflection and searched for flaws. (Everyone runs low on self esteem at some point. I’m sure even the bawdiest, most confident people have)

But what we should be seeing, is our individual beauty. We are different from each other. That doesn’t mean the select few get to feel good about themselves, while the others think they don’t live up to stupid beauty standards.

And I know, it’s hard to take away the envy and judging. Honestly, seeing the flawless Instagram pictures of some people just makes you compare yourself, help it or not.

The presence of someone’s beauty doesn’t mean the absence of your own. I live by these words. When I feel that envy coming, I think about this and coax it away. Yes, the person in those flawless Instagram pictures is beautiful. Gorgeous. But so am I.

If you truly start thinking, that yes, I am beautiful (because you are), that reflection in the mirror doesn’t look that bad anymore. And it makes all the difference.




I received this book in exchange of an honest review.

The title really caught my eye when the author had approached me to review this, along with the synopsis.


Things were never the same for five ordinary individuals who were lost at crossroads and there was no way back. They had no other choice but to take a plunge into their deepest fears and leave the rest to destiny. The individuals were tested away from their comfort zones and it produced abstruse results: a PhD scholar fights to win a pizza-making contest and a tennis prodigy runs for his life on a war-torn, bloodied Island. Extreme circumstances and their consequences made these ordinary individuals extraordinary. Was the test imposed on them by someone? Or did they invite it on themselves? Blue Moon Day is that Once in a Blue Moon story which questions an individual’s priorities, ridicules worldly routines and finally redefines happiness.

I gotta say, I haven’t read a book like this, especially under the motivational genre. The book is split into five stories about five different people.

I didn’t like the second part much, however. It was all rushed up and I really didn’t get the point???? The other stories were good, though. What I really liked about this book is how the events take a completely eccentric and unexpected turn. And the book was filled with beautiful quotations. It’s actually quite inspiring.

The writing style is simple and to-the-point. Maybe there were too many dialogues and character POVs were a bit rushed.

Overall, this was an amazingly refreshing read. I may have had trouble relating to the second story, and all those dialogues in the book were a turn off. But no reason not to give this a read.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Dear JK Rowling,

It’s been 3 years since I discovered this magical world you created.

I never thought that a book would have such an impact on me. But over these three years, Hogwarts was always there for me, cushioning many of my bumpy moments and rough times all the way along.

Reading these series made me realize the power of friendship and love. I may or may not have found my Ron and Hermione, but at one point, these books became my best friends.

3 years ago, my eleven year old self was completely engrossed. And 3 years later, nothing has changed.

Life will go on, people will come and go, I’ll be alone and I’ll have friends. But Hogwarts will always be there, to welcome me home❤

Happy birthday, JK Rowling!!