Megamonster by David Walliams | Book Review

On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School with its appalling lessons, revolting dinners and terrifying teachers – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur. When Larker is sent here, she quickly realises something very odd is going on… something involving Doctor Doktur and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. Ultimately, she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster. There seems to be no escape – but for Larker, nothing is impossible.

The L-Word by Aastha Atray Banan | Book Review

Love can be many things - sometimes intimidating, frustrating, and often exhilarating. The L-Word is about modern love: from ghosting, polyamory, love in the times of social media to more every-day problems like dealing with heartbreak, infidelity and getting out of toxic relationships. This book tells you how to make sense of it all.

The Secret Life of Debbie G. by Vibha Batra, Kalyani Ganapathy | Book Review

Sixteen-year-old Debbie wanted to mess with the Invincibles (the superbrats) and in doing so her online persona became a sensation. Riding high on the wave of popularity, she began hitting out at everyone, even the Incredibles (the geeks) and the Invisibles (the losers). In a world where the number of likes, comments, shares, DMs and followers determine a teenager's sense of self-worth, how will her newly-acquired celebrity status influence her behaviour and affect her emotional health?

The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung | Book Review

Alexa Wú’s chaotic life is controlled by a series of alternate personalities. Only three people know about their existence: her therapist Daniel, her stepmother Anna, and her best friend Ella. When Ella gets a job at a high-end gentleman's club, she is gradually drawn into London's cruel underbelly. With lives at stake, Alexa follows her on a daring rescue mission. Threatened and vulnerable, she will discover whether her multiple personalities are her greatest asset, or her biggest obstacle.

Written in the Stars by Divya Anand | Book Review

When all efforts to land her that elusive promotion fail, Sitara decides to use the new marketing head's obsession with his horoscope to her advantage. Except, she is so focused on the career section of his horoscope that she doesn't pay attention to the personal section. Hilarity ensues when the star-crossed signals result in him pursuing Sitara romantically. Faced with choosing what she really wants, she must chart her own course even if what she has in mind may not be what the stars ordained.

The Lost Art of Doing Nothing by Maartje Willems, Lona Aalders | Book Review

Our lives are so crammed that it leaves little-to-no time for rest. When we do set aside time, we invariably get caught up in thinking of the next item on our to-do list or organising a drawer full of pens. Work, chats, chores, meeting friends - all of these demand time and attention and #FOMO keeps us from stepping back or cancelling plans to simple relax. But what if you could replace #FOMO with #JOMO a.k.a the joy of missing out? Welcome to the world of Niksen - the Dutch art of doing nothing.

The Art of Papercraft by Helen Hiebert | Book Review

Whether you're a crafting beginner, artist or designer, this book with 40 unique projects ideas, all made with a single sheet of paper, offers a rich variety of papercraft techniques. With step by step illustrations, this is a great way to explore the diversity of paper as a medium and learn how to make stunning projects.

Of This Our Country: An Anthology | Book Review

Personal essays from acclaimed and upcoming Nigerian writers detail the realities and contradictions of patriotism, examine the role of class and privilege in Nigerian society, juxtapose inherited tradition with the diasporic experience and explore the power of storytelling and its intrinsic link to Nigeria’s history. Within these pages, the writers share memories and experiences of Nigeria that can be found nowhere else, bringing to the fore a country whose influence can be found everywhere.

Audrey Hepburn by Robert Matzen | Book Review

Twenty-eight years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands or her humanitarian work with UNICEF.

Dutch Girl and Warrior remove the glossy Hollywood filter and show the woman behind the camera and arc lights.

The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa | Book Review

After the death of his grandfather, Rintaro is devastated and alone. It seems he will have to close their tiny second-hand bookshop crammed full of wonderful books.
Then, a talking tabby cat appears and asks Rintaro for help. The cat needs a book lover to join him on a mission. This odd couple will go on three magical adventures to save books from people who have imprisoned, mistreated and betrayed them before there is one last rescue that Rintaro must attempt alone…

Freckles by Cecelia Ahern | Book Review

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
When a stranger utters these words to Allegra Bird, nicknamed Freckles, it turns her highly ordered life upside down, leading her to ask the question she’s been avoiding for so long: who are the people who made her the way she is? And who are the five people who can shape and determine her future?
Just as she once joined the freckles on her skin to mirror the constellations in the night sky, she must once again look for connections.

Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis | Book Review

Noelle Butterby's evening is nothing short of disastrous. Returning from a reunion which didn't go as expected, she is now stranded on a snowy, traffic-jammed motorway with a dead phone, a broken heater and a shattered heart. In a desperate moment she decides to take up the American's offer to let her charge her phone in his car. Eight perfect hours later, she can't bear to leave his company. But the motorway has opened up and Sam is on his way to the airport to fly home.

Digital Body Language by Erica Dhawan | Book Review

Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible. Digital Body Language will turn your daily misunderstandings into a set of collectively understood laws that foster connection, no matter the distance. Dhawan investigates a wide array of exchanges and offers insights and solutions to build trust and clarity to anyone in our ever changing world.

You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry | Book Review

Poppy and Alex met 12 summers ago on orientation day at university and did not hit it off. Next summer, they ended up sharing a car ride home and made a pact - to spend one vacation together every year. Two summers ago, it all went wrong. This summer, Poppy has asked Alex to join her on one last trip. Two friends. Ten summer trips. Their last chance to fall in love?