Sunday, 25 August 2019

Weekend Reads: The Body Myth by Rheea Mukherjee and The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Hey, hey!
It's another weekend! Happy Janmasthami, if you celebrate it!
We had a nice little celebration at home with prayers and mithai (sweets)!

My sister and I have picked out our weekend reads and here's what they are....

I am reading The Body Myth by Rheea Mukherjee. 

Plot Summary: Mira is a teacher living in the heart of Suryam, the only place in the world the fickle Rasagura fruit grows. Mira lives alone, and with only the French existentialists as companions, until the day she witnesses a beautiful woman having a seizure in the park. Mira runs to help her but is cautious, for she could have sworn the woman looked around to see if anyone was watching right before the seizure began.
Mira is quickly drawn into the lives of this mysterious woman Sara, who suffers a myriad of unexplained illnesses, and her kind, intensely supportive husband Rahil, striking up intimate, volatile and fragile friendships with each of them that quickly become something more.

Thoughts: This is an interesting yet odd book. I have never read a book about a throuple (a three-people relationship) and I like how the book takes a non-sensational approach to it. The book also touches on the connection between physical and mental illness- all thinks that my shrink heart loves! The story is quite interesting so far and I am excited to read it. 

My sister is reading The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware.  

Plot Summary: When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

Thoughts: My sister has just started reading it and it has a whole sinister vibe, which she is quite enjoying. 

Weekend Binge

Last, but certainly not the least, we have also started binging The Terror on Prime Video. It is a supernatural horror show partially based on true events. In 1845, two British naval ships belonging to the Discovery Services set off for the North Pole/ Arctic region to map out the area and to discover an alternate route to get to North America. The two ships Terror and Erebus were never seen again! The show is a reconstruction of what could have happened to the crew of the two ships. 

Now, this show is really creepy and wonderful and just perfect if you enjoy horror shows, especially, those that have a grain of truth in them! 

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