29 December 2015 | By: Writing Buddha


1374th BLOG POST -->>

As every year, I feel that I should mention the top rated books by me. The list does not have any thing to do with the year in which the book has been published. It's just that I got my hands upon them in 2015. Out of 60 novels that I read this year, few books which I am recommending are below. 


1. Arise, Awake by Rashmi Bansal- 4.75*

Arise, Awake, by Rashmi Bansal, brings you the inspiring stories of 10 young entrepreneurs who graduated from college and established businesses of their own. These are the stories of young visionaries who turned their backs on lucrative placements in order to pursue dreams of their own.

2. 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck by Ashwin Sanghi- 4.5*

The journey of life isn’t exactly easy. Some people make it through hard work and talent. Some fall by the wayside. And some people are just plain lucky. They are blessed with Bloody Good Luck! But is it possible to attract good luck? Can we train ourselves to be lucky? Apparently it seems that Dame Luck isn’t that fickle. She is well within our reach. In his first non-fiction foray, bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi explores that critical, much-longed for element called luck. Through entertaining and informative anecdotes, narrations of personal experiences and vignettes of homespun wisdom, Ashwin gives us a whole new insight into how people can work towards being lucky. It seems that luck isn’t entirely the twist of fate that it is made out to be!

3. It happens for a reason by Preeti Shenoy- 4.25*

When Vipasha, Vee to friends, eighteen and single, makes the decision to have her baby, she does morethan give up her promising modelling career. Sheends up cutting ties with her family and with Ankush, the man she thought she was in love with. Fast-forward sixteen years and she now has two unusual careers: she runs a dog-boarding facility and is a gym instructor. Aryan thinks she is the coolest mom in the world and hopes she will one day findher Prince Charming - exactly what her best friend Suchi has in mind for her. But Vee secretly has a thingfor Saurabh, the quirky vet.Then, out of the blue, Ankush comes back into their life. But can a decision that was taken at eighteen - more in the throes of lust than love - be the basis of a lifelongrelationship? Is there a future for Ankush and Vee? Vee, Aryan and Ankush are in for the ride of their lives. No seat belts, full speed and a very bumpy road ahead.

4. Hifi in Bollywood by Rishi Vohra- 4.25*

In a final act of desperation, Rayhan abandons his promising life in California and secretly returns to Mumbai to work as an Assistant Director in Bollywood. The characters he encounters along the way become part of his journey of self-discovery - a self-proclaimed local goon with a penchant for acting; a powerful local politician who wants to marry Rayhan's part-time domestic help, who in turn covets stardom; an angst-ridden, homosexual film director; ego-ridden film stars with twisted agendas; and the mysterious Viola who captures his heart.

5. When heaven falls down by Satyapal Chandra- 4.25*

"Why does it happen, always, when we hear the word relationship we think of love only? Life is beautiful, short and strange as well. Sometimes it treats us more sweetly than we can bear and sometimes it feels so lonely that it hurts more than death. If life is an account of infinite experiences, then this story is life-not only of one but many others as well. He is hardworking and practical; she is sweet, simple and caring. He had a brutal past, she hadn't. She had a very strange life, he hadn't. For him she was the best friend of his life, and for her he was her whole life itself. Strange! Their story is more than romantic, but then every romantic story isn't a love story. Can unsaid feelings be heard? Can India ever get rid of the mindsets of communal conflagrations and Love-Jihad? Can Indian medical Industry ever get clean? Can revolution bring a change? From the very sweet days of the past to the horrifying experiences of present, get ready to find out what happens"

6. Exit Interview by Amrita Mukherjee- 4.25*

A chance encounter with a young woman at a police station in Cairo leads Rasha to stumble on to the biggest story of her life. Will this be the big break that she has been looking for? Or will this story too, like so many of her others, be sent to an early grave? Exit Interview is the captivating story of an ambitious young woman trying to find her place in an unforgiving world.

7. The Suicide Diary by Hari Prasad- 4.25*

The deathly, serpentine grip of society squeezes the will to live from a man whose solitary ways make him an easy target. Deprived of pride, love and all things decent in human life, the timid, cowering man is left with despair, hate and a sense of injustice done to him by the world he inhabits. Beware of the tortured beast for its vengeance will be brutal. The last days of the suicide are ones of blood-thirsty cravings, lustful escapades and glorious retribution.

8. Manhattan Malhotras by K N Mystique- 4.25*

Welcome to the teenage years! The years riddled with confusion, heartache, body image issues, career dilemma, queen bee drama, and going as far away from the real self as possible! The pressure to fit in is higher than ever. Few people, however, have the privilege of being the trend setters, the poster boys and girls, and those who have access to the unwritten rulebook, which allows them to make others feel less than. 

          I will come up with new book reviews next year again. Till then, you can buy all these books and start your reading journey of 2016 :-)



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