Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

Burnt Sugar is one of the worst books I’ve read in 2020. If you were able to appreciate this novel, I’m glad. This may be one of those ‘it’s me, not you’ cases…or maybe I’ve read too many stories exploring a complex mother/daughter relationship. To be perfectly frank, I bloody hated this book. It was […]


The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal — book review

My rating: ★★★✰✰ 3 stars An absorbing start gives way to an increasingly frustrating reiteration of the same arguments which provided little character development. “Grief came to her like a series of aftershocks—every time she thought she had moved on, something new reminded her of Mum.” The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters started well […]



The Body Myth by Rheea Mukherjee ★★★✰✰ 3 stars “Perhaps they had done this before. Perhaps somewhere in this house were the remains of a broken heart, another widow who fell for their charms only to have her spirit shattered.” One word: Weird. And not necessarily a good kind of weird. This short novel strikes […]