Recent Book Grabs # 4!

It's been so long since I last posted about the books adding on to my shelf! Talking just about the recent ones, I think I've grabbed some gems! What do you think? Nicey nicey? ;)

Today was particularly spectacular! I was supposed to meet a couple of friends at a mall and I reached 5 minutes early. So to pass those five minutes, what better than a bookstore? Landmark bookstore here was huge, covering half of the whole top floor. I was absolutely dying to get a copy of Madhumita Mukherjee's The Other Side of the Table, which I finished reading last night. I had Usama's borrowed copy and I wanted my own. It's just so wonderful. :') Now, there was this "buy 3 for 2" offer and looking at all those bright and shiny and adorable books, I couldn't contain my drool or the impulse, and so ended up getting three more! :P Here's a detailed list of all of the recent books that made their way to my shelf! 

Click on the book's name to get directed to their goodreads page!

1. The Other Side of The Table by Madhumita Mukherjee: Detailed review to come up soon. It came as a surprise, because I usually do not read Indian, but my perception is being changed gradually! Another reason why I'm reading more Indian these days :D First Nilanjana Roy challenged it with her awesome book, The Wildings, and now Madhumita Mukherjee! :D

2. One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern: Totally because of the cover. I mean, the book doesn't even have a blurb! I have no clue what it is about, but how can one possibly resist such beautiful covers? I have to have them on my shelf, no? 

3. The Secret Wish List by Preeti Shenoy: I had been procrastinating on this author for too long. About time! 

4. 4.50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie: Looked good enough to be a freebie under the '3 for 2' scheme :P

5. Tantra by Adi: Received for review. Read review here.

6. More of A Calmer You by Sonal Kalra: The super sweet editor at HT City, with a weekly column called 'A Calmer You', my idol! I got this book signed at the book signing too! :D 

7. The Secrets of the Dark by Arka Chakrabarti: Received from publisher for review. Started reading today!

8. The Redeemers by Suresh Taneja: Received for review by the author. Next in the to-be-read list!

9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I've been dying and dying and dying to read this for so long! Got it almost a month (or more?) ago and haven't been able to touch it yet. It's supposed to be awesome! :D

Towards the extreme right, there's a book-like thing with a pencil sketch/painting on top. It's more like, an art catalog that a wonderful friend got from an art fair and gifted it to me. It's quite something! Looks awesome in my book collection. :D

So these are some of the recent books! What do you think? Read any of these? 

PS- It'd be awesome if you'd take out time for filling up a short, objective survey I'm doing as an Intern at National Book Trust, India, on the New Delhi World Book Fair. If you know anything about it, and if you've attended it ever, please do fill it out! Each response is super-important! :D 

Click here to fill it. It's also available on the right-most tab I created up there! :)


  1. Did fill up the form a week ago ! I must say the collection is to die for ;) :) Brilliant picks !! Take care Ashna... I didn't like the secret wishlist that much :D But maybe you would !:)

    1. Oh thank you! :D
      I hope so too. I'm experimenting Indian these days! Had been calling it off for too long! :)

  2. Superb pics... we are having a national book fair here since past 2-3 days and the moment I went there I went berserk, no wonder I went alone.. people cannot understand this love for books.

    It has some 300+ stalls all from leading publishers with some amazing books at superb prices. Surely a moment worth dying for :)

    1. Oh that's nice! Book Fairs are amazing :D


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