Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March: A Prime Historical Mystery Debut that’s Perfect for Cosy Mystery Fans – Book Review

Murder in Old Bombay is an excellently written piece of historical fiction that is both transportive and insightful about an era that is rarely seen within the genre, the British occupation of India during the late 1800s. Coupled with the portrayal of a biracial identity and a curious crime mystery, readers shall have a pleasantly engaging reading experience, more so if they fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s dynamic detective duo

Seven by Farzana Doctor: An Incredibly Judicious Story about the Culture of Female Genital Cutting – Book Review

One of the most intriguing characteristics about Seven is the subject matter of female genital cutting (FGC) as it is one that I have never seen discussed in literature before. My own personal knowledge of this ritual is extremely limited and for all intents and purposes, it has always been a topic that has existed within my own cultural circles, but one that is never openly discussed.

Current Reads: Contemporaries & Urban Fantasy

Happy Sunday morning, chums! Before I dive into my current reads, I wanted to take a moment and say a special shout-out to everyone who is a parent. I know that today is specifically for mothers, but not every parent out there is a mother or a father, and I believe that all of them…

Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar – Book Review (#OwnVoices)

Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar is an #OwnVoices Indian crime mystery novel about a spoiled, self-entitled, and immoral young woman named Devika Singh who ends up getting murdered and rocking the small town of Sanover with shock. As the Superintendent of Police Vishwanath Sharma unravels all of the threads of Devika’s life, he…

15 Fantastic Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books by Authors of Colour!

One of my favourite genres to read is science-fiction. The imagination and the storytelling potential that comes with speculative fiction can be absolutely brilliant, especially when it involves alternate histories, dystopian nations, technology beyond belief, interstellar travel, galactic political intrigue, plus much more. There is almost always something to learn, something there to inspire, awe,…

Impromptu Used Books Book Haul! (April 2018)

This past Sunday after attending my regular Dharma service at my local Buddhist temple, I decided to go to a used bookstore. It was a beautiful Spring day, I was properly medicated to fight off the histamine twirling in the air, and, most importantly, my anxiety was very calm and almost non-existent. As someone who…