Archive for the ‘Non-Fiction’ Category

I’ve wanted to read this book for ages, simply for the title, which is one of the most beautiful titles I’ve ever come across. So, I finally picked it up, and it’s probably one of the most beautiful autobiographies I’ve ever read. On reading the blurb, I thought it would be similar to the Pulitzer […]


And so, my Booker shortlist (2009) journey continues with Coetzee’s fictional memoir, which completes the trilogy, already containing Boyhood and Youth. I haven’t read either of them, so, I wasn’t sure what to expect with Summertime, although my experience with Coetzee told me it wouldn’t be a very “summertime” book. Needless to say, I was […]


Background: This is another one for the Take A Chance Challenge, hosted by Jenners at Find Your Next Book Here: Public Spying. I commute for a couple of hours daily, and loads of people around me are reading something or the other; some books that I’m intrigued by, and some books I see and go: […]


This is a short hundred and eighty page book, which has Murakami talk about his life, and the importance of running in it. It’s a quick-paced interesting read for everyone – be it a marathon runner, or a marathon reader. You can call it an autobiography, a memoir, a travel journal, or a training diary […]


A book with so much potential, and a book I struggled to finish… I just finished it because I hate leaving books half-read. The author (Kate Summerscale) writes about the non-fictional Road Hill House Murder, also known as the case of Constance Kent. A young boy is murdered by one of thirteen people in a […]