India Reads 2 Year Anniversary!

I cannot believe it! 2 YEARS! I have been doing all this for 2 years!! When I first started this blog I wasn’t sure how it was going to go whether people were even going to read what I had to say. I just liked the idea to have on record my own thoughts and feelings of books I have read.

This week I celebrate my 2 year anniversary and I recap some of my big moments and favourite posts from the last year!

The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home Review

In the town of Night Vale, there’s a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone’s home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from…until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Faceless Old Woman goes back centuries to reveal an initially blissful and then tragic childhood on a Mediterranean Estate in the early nineteenth century, her rise in the criminal underworld of Europe, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organization of smugglers, her plot for revenge on the ones who betrayed her, and ultimately her death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until settling in modern-day Night Vale.

The Titan’s Curse Review

When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped.And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared — a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

October Wrap Up 2020

This was a bit of a mis-matched month. We had some great books and then we had some pretty bad books. It was definitely an eventful month. It’s really freaking me out that now we only have 2 months left of this year. What actually happened? It’s been the longest and shortest year of my life! This month was important for my 2020 reading journey as I finished my Goodreads reading challenge!!

  • I read 5 books this month.
  • I read 2 books for my ONTD challenge.
  • I completed my Goodreads challenge of reading 51 books!
  • Genre: I read 2 fantasy, 2 murder mysteries and 1 horror.
  • Age range: All the books I read this month were adult.
  • Formant: I read 3 paperbacks and 2 e-books.
  • I read 2 ARCs this month.

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie (5 stars)

Going into this book I already knew who the murderer was so I was quite interested to see if that affected my experience of reading the book. So, this was different to my normal murder mystery reviews as I reviewed the book from a different angle. The angle of already knowing the main spoilers!

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (2 stars)

This was not it for me. This was very similar to my experience with Storm Front, pretty average mystery with awful treatment of female characters. That being said the plot was more enjoyable that the Storm Front book.

Murder on the Dancefloor by Helena Dixon (3 stars)

This was another great installment! While not my favourite book of the series in terms of mystery, this book definitely delivered in terms of side plots. This book is definitely a shift for the series.

The Haunting of Beatrix Greene by Rachel Hawkins, Ash Pearsons and Vicky Alvear Schecter (2 stars)

Another disappointment for the month. The writing wasn’t great, it felt way too short and some interesting plot choices. It did have some really interesting imagery!

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks (4 stars)

I was quite anxious going into this book as big fantasy books make me quite nervous. Mainly because I am worried I will lose interest halfway through. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case here. Cracking magic system, really interesting political plot and some interesting characters.

The Black Prism Review

Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

The Haunting of Beatrix Greene Review

Beatrix Greene has made a name for herself in Victorian England as a reputable spiritual medium, but she’s a fraud: even she knows ghosts aren’t real. But when she’s offered a lucrative job by James Walker—a scientist notorious for discrediting pretenders like her—Beatrix takes the risk of a lifetime. If her séance at the infamously haunted Ashbury Manor fools him, she will finally have true financial freedom. If she fails, her secret will become her public shame.