Book Reviews

One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan

I read the Penguin India edition of this book for the Indian Lit Readathon and was approved for the Grove Atlantic edition (releasing this October) on NetGalley an entire month after I requested it. Goodreads synopsis: All of Kali and Ponna’s efforts to conceive a child—from prayers to penance, potions to pilgrimages—have been in vain.…… Continue reading One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan

Book Reviews

Gita: The Battle of the Worlds by Sonal Sachdev Patel

I received a copy of this book from Midas PR in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Goodreads synopsis: When eleven-year-old Dev’s father dies, he can’t stop lashing out at those he loves. Until he meets Sanjay, a sprite-like being who claims there is a battle raging…… Continue reading Gita: The Battle of the Worlds by Sonal Sachdev Patel

Book Reviews

Banned Book Club’s June BoTM: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Banned Book Club is a meme I host where we read one historically challenged book a month. We support free speech and fight censorship every chance we get. Join our Goodreads group and DM me on Twitter to join our group chat.   Book of the month: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Banned…… Continue reading Banned Book Club’s June BoTM: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Wrap-ups

May 2018 wrap-up: What did I read, write, and do?

No, really. Someone teach me how to write nice titles. Anyhoo… Here’s all the things I did in May. Books read Buddy read this with Simant at Flipping Through The Pages. We loved this book and it took us a really long time to get over how adorable it was. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review to come.  …… Continue reading May 2018 wrap-up: What did I read, write, and do?

Banned Book Club · Book Reviews

Banned Book Club’s BoTM: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Banned Book Club is a meme I host where we read one historically challenged book a month. We support free speech and fight censorship every chance we get. Join our Goodreads group and DM me on Twitter to join our group chat.   Book of the month (May 2018): The Absolutely True Diary of a…… Continue reading Banned Book Club’s BoTM: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Book Reviews

Lacks Self-Control: True Stories I Waited Until My Parents Died to Tell by Roy Sekoff

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I know, I know, I’m supposed to be on a NetGalley hiatus, but do you see that title? How can I, Shruti Ramanujam, ever stay away from a book with such…… Continue reading Lacks Self-Control: True Stories I Waited Until My Parents Died to Tell by Roy Sekoff

Banned Book Club

Have you joined our Banned Book Club yet?

Hiya, nerds! I’ve got some big news for you! We’re starting a new meme, the Banned Book Club. Banned Book Club meme Banned Book Club is a monthly meme at This is Lit to encourage readers to read more challenged and banned books. We’ll pick a challenged book each month and read and review it…… Continue reading Have you joined our Banned Book Club yet?

General · Wrap-ups

April 2018 wrap-up: New things, old things, and…old-new things?

Sometimes, I think I need an award for all the creativity I put into blog titles. Anyhoo… I don’t generally do wrap-ups, but this is one of the aforementioned “new things”. Like every other wrap-up post in the blogosphere, we will be looking back at everything that happened in April.   Books read This poignant…… Continue reading April 2018 wrap-up: New things, old things, and…old-new things?

AuthorsGetLit

AuthorsGetLit | Book bloggers and me by Lev Lewis

AuthorsGetLit is a series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors, self-published or otherwise, from both bloggers and other authors. I’ve had this blog for a couple of years now and I’ve worked with different authors and publishers throughout. Of all the authors I’ve worked with, I continued being on good…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit | Book bloggers and me by Lev Lewis

AuthorsGetLit

AuthorsGetLit: 5 tips for getting a blogger to review your book.

AuthorsGetLit is a new series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors and publishers about interacting with bloggers, soliciting book reviews, and more. Authors and publishers usually reach out to bloggers to get them to review their books. In addition to press releases and magazine reviews, one of the best ways…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: 5 tips for getting a blogger to review your book.

General

Where HAVE I been? Beds empty! No note! Car gone!

Hiya! *waves aggressively* You know me. I blog about books. I write posts that my sister and one friend find funny, which obviously makes me a very humorous person. I occasionally lurk on your blogs and leave comments that I hope are witty, but probably just come across as weird. I’ve been slacking off on…… Continue reading Where HAVE I been? Beds empty! No note! Car gone!

Book Reviews

Drip: A Gothic Bromance by Andrew Montlack

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Drip is Andrew Montlack’s debut novel that’s horror and humor wrapped in one story. This book grimly mocks corporate culture and is an interesting read. Goodreads synopsis: “A hand wearing…… Continue reading Drip: A Gothic Bromance by Andrew Montlack