It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (12)

It's Monday! What Are You ReadingIt’s Monday! What Are You Reading?’ is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organise yourself. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Hey Book Lovers! I hope you had great week.

Last week,

I read what I was supposed to read in December. I read reviewed, The Last Chai: Bringing the Nation to a Halt by Varun T., Saturday Short-Story Review: Complicated Us: This is just the beginning….. by Ashlyn, Raju Jana, Khushboo Rani Mahato and also finished My Sweet Friend by H. A. Leuschel and will post review tomorrow.

Currently Reading—

Kartikeya: The Destroyer’s Son by Anuja Chandramouli

Kartikeya JpegUnravel the puzzle that is the mysterious and misunderstood son of Mahadeva.
Kartikeya was born from the flames of a desperate need, an ardent desire and an utmost devastation. In him was distilled the terrible powers of Mahadeva, at its fiercest and most deadly. Although he fought many wars and slew many tyrants, his gifts to humanity have always been those of mercy, compassion and love. What makes this possible?
For Kartikeya, there have always been more questions than answers. Did he really walk away from his family over a piece of fruit? What about the women in his life—was he the ravisher he is at times accused of being, or the protector of women? Was he the violent warrior who revelled in bloodlust, or a gentle family man? What was his relationship with his more popular sibling, Ganesha?

Anuja Chandramouli weaves together myth, imagination and folklore while looking to answer these questions and recreates for modern readers the story of one of the most enigmatic gods—Kartikeya.

Next this week—

Watch Me by Jody Gehrman

watch me“Riveting, chilling, and page-turning. Be prepared to stay up all night.” — New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline

For fans of dark and twisty psychological thrillers, Watch Me is a riveting novel of suspense about how far obsession can go.

Kate Youngblood is disappearing. Muddling through her late 30s as a creative writing professor at Blackwood college, she’s dangerously close to never being noticed again. The follow-up novel to her successful debut tanked. Her husband left her for a woman ten years younger. She’s always been bright, beautiful, independent and a little wild, but now her glow is starting to vanish. She’s heading into an age where her eyes are less blue, her charm worn out, and soon no one will ever truly look at her, want to know her, again.

Except one.

Sam Grist is Kate’s most promising student. An unflinching writer with razor-sharp clarity who gravitates towards dark themes and twisted plots, his raw talent is something Kate wants to nurture into literary success. But he’s not there solely to be the best writer. He’s been watching her. Wanting her. Working his way to her for years.

As Sam slowly makes his way into Kate’s life, they enter a deadly web of dangerous lies and forbidden desire. But how far will his fixation go? And how far will she allow it?

A gripping novel exploring intense obsession and illicit attraction, Jody Gehrman introduces a world where what you desire most may be the most dangerous thing of all.


What are you reading this week? How was your last week? Have you read any of these books or planning to read in future? What do you think about them?? Share your thoughts in the comment-box below.

Happy Reading! 🙂

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Hi, I'm Yesha, an Indian book blogger. Avid and eclectic reader who loves to read with a cup of tea. Not born reader but I don't think I’m going to stop reading books in this life. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

5 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (12)

  1. Hi! 🙂 Watch me seems interesting!
    I’ve just started Reap the Wind by Karen Chance, it’s an urban fantasy and it’s the seventh book in a series I’ve started ages ago… I’m really happy to have returned to it!

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  2. Kartikeya seems like it could be really interesting! I hope it’ll be a good read for you. 🙂
    I just finished up a book called “Unraveled.” It was pretty good, but not great. I’m currently reading “Napoleon: A Life,” and it’s really good. Unfortunately I sometimes feel a bit lost, since I’m not super familiar with the French Revolution. Hopefully this will be a good way to learn!

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    1. Thank you, Chauncey! Kartikeya is so far great. I knew bit about God Kartikeya and stories around him, still what I’m reading in this book is totally new that I never heard before. Real myth or not I’m enjoying it.
      I agree with you! It’s hard to get into real life stories, if we’re not familiar with historical moments and things around that person. Hope you enjoy it and it turn out great. Thank you for comment! 🙂

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