As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

On April 30th, the short story sequel to, When Dimple met Rishi was released. I have always enjoyed Sandhya Menon’s books immensely and therefore I got my own digital version copy. I finished the book yesterday and thought of writing a review today itself. So here it is;

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Synopsis

Will Dimple and Rishi find their happily ever after? Find out in this funny, romantic, endlessly charming e-novella sequel to the New York Times bestseller When Dimple Met Rishi!

Dimple Shah has a lot of opinions about marriage, but they boil down to this: It’s not for her. Sure, she loves her boyfriend, Rishi, but why does she need to validate that with an institution that has historically never favored the woman? Why go through all that hassle?

Rishi Patel deeply disagrees. He believes in the power that comes with combining love and tradition, and when the time comes, wants nothing more than to honor those things in a huge celebration with his friends and family. He knows Dimple loves him, but in hearing her rant about how marriage is a “construct of hegemonic masculinity” for the millionth time, a small, niggling part of him worries that it’s not the institution of marriage Dimple has a problem with; maybe it’s him.

The two lovebirds find themselves at a philosophical impasse. Can they find a way to work it out, or does kismet have other plans? (from Goodreads)

My Review

As I mentioned before, I am totally in love with Sandhya Menon’s books and her writing style. I have read all of her books which are totally romantic and cute. Her latest short story sequel to, When Dimple Met Rishi is what I am going to talk about today. As Kismet would Have It!!!!

I totally fell in love with this short read and it made me cry in the end. Oh, my emotions!!!! It was such a delightful addition to When Dimple Met Rishi. It is just a glimpse of the relationship between Dimple and Rishi, but it captures the whole idea of the previous book. The story discusses about the idea of marriage in different perspectives. How the tradition and culture has an impact in the decision of marriage, careers and traditional gender roles are discussed in the form of a cute love story. I pretty much enjoyed how this topic has been tackled by the author.

I was totally astonished by the way Dimple and Rishi tackled the situation. Perplexed with their thoughts and thinking pattern. This light read gives an amazing end to the story, and I enjoyed it very much!! Now I am totally excited to read There’s Something About Sweetie.

OMG!!! I would recommend this book to all of you!!! Grab the book and their world is all yours!!!

My Rating

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(5/5 Stars) Tremendous, I like it very much

 

 

I hope you enjoyed and do not forget to leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

Until next post,

XOXOX

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Saturday Evening Tea with Book Lover – 5 reasons on why you should read this book!

Hello All!!!

Welcome to my readding corner!

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Today I visited my grandma and my post is late. But catching up with her and talking about all the books that I am reviewing, is way better than anything else. Since it is all about discussing about a bookish topic today, over a hot up of Tea, I thought of giving you five reasons on why you should read this book.

The book I chose for today is, the pick of the month (click here to read the post)

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This month my favorite pick was It’s a Bright world to feel lost in by Mawson. So I will tell you why exactly you should read this wonderful book.

  1. The most important and the main reason is, the book is super cute. You will totally fall in love with all the pictures and words written in it. Also it is a pictuer book for adults.
  2. It is such a stress releaser. I mentioned this in almost all my posts about the book. I read it like, everyday after work. The book helps me to relax.
  3. The book talks about deeper aspects of life-like loosing your self, falling and getting up, loosing someone you love etc. , in a very simple and cute way.
  4. It is not a huge book, so it is rather easy to take it with you, anywhere you go. Also the book can be read very easily.
  5. Simple words, deeper meaning with cute illustrations and pictures. What more do you need to try this book. It is fun and awesome.

    I think these reasons are good enough for you to check out this amazing book. If you have not tried this book, you should try it for sure. That is why the book became my favorite pick of the month of May.

Let’s Chat

Are there any books that helps you to release stress, like the way I use this lovely adult picture book???

Do not forget to share your comments and thoughts about this post in the comments below.

I hope you enjoyed todays discussion over a cup of tea.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

Pick of the month – May, 2018

Hello All!!!

You might have already read my Wrap-Up for May – 2018 post. If you have not, you can check it out by simply clicking on the link. As per my post,  I read 8 books for the month of May, which is quite a lot for me. With a very tight schedule, I am very proud to say, that I manage to read as many books as I can.

Every month I pick one or a maximum of two books as my favorite pick. So, for this month, I have selected the following as my most favorite book.

And the lucky book is……….

It’s a Bright World to feel lost in by Mawson

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I once again, I take this opportunity to thank  Mawson bear for visiting me, here in Sri Lanka and sharing lots of love and happiness with me.
It is a picture book for adults and it became a great stress releaser for me.
You can read my full review about the book by clicking here

Have you read this book???
If you have not, then you should definitely try it out.

Hope you enjoyed!

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi