BOOK REVIEW – UNSPOKEN: A BOUQUET OF SHORT STORIES BY SADHANA WADHWA

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BOOK REVIEW – UNSPOKEN: A BOUQUET OF SHORT STORIES BY SADHANA WADHWA

UNSPOKEN

I’m on a reading spree this month. Hoping to read more books and review them as and when I get the time. I used to be a bookworm once upon a time. Anyway, keep reading folks!

As an e-book, I think the cover of this one is okay.  It’s a simple bouquet as per the title of the book.

BOOK DETAILS

Name: Unspoken: A bouquet of Short Stories
Author: Sadhana Wadhwa
Format: Softcopy
Number of pages: 32
Availability: Amazon (Buy the Kindle edition here)
Rating: 4/5

TITLE & SUBTITLES

The title was pretty much what the book contained; A bunch of 7 short stories. Unspoken were most of the endings. So, it was pretty apt. The subtitles were also good for the stories that followed each of them.

LANGUAGE

The author has written in simple English. I was happy not to find any grammatical errors anywhere in the book.

BLURB

It was a general summary for all the stories. From the blurb, you won’t know what is happening in which story. But, that is okay. Just go ahead and read the short stories. Caution: If you’re Indian or know about the culture of India, you will understand the stories more than would a non-Indian.

REASONS I LIKED THE BOOK

Without taxing your brain too much, this is a good read while you’re travelling or need to quickly read a few stories on your way to the market (if it’s far away from your house).
The stories are simple and most of them had happy endings.
7 stories are not too less nor too much to read in one go.

AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT

I would love to suggest that the author write more and release a paperback book with all her stories in it.
One of the stories could be continued to a happier ending. Or the story needed more to it.

FINAL THOUGHTS

This book was a perfect read to continue my night reading habit. It was short and I finished 3 stories in one night and left the rest for the next one, only because I did not have another book waiting to be read yet. Or perhaps, I was just lazy.

This is a part of the Blogchatter Review Program.

Check out other books that I have read HERE.

Cindy D'Silva
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38 Comments

  1. Monidipa says:

    Short stories are actually great. They finish faster. Last time I ordered the ghost story book after you reviewed it and it was really good. I will check it out too.

  2. I like short stories are they end soon and also the next chapter is a fresh new story. After all the heavy reading that I am doing, I have to get this book for some light reading.

  3. This definitely looks promising for a short read that can be completed at one go.

  4. I love short stories, I think this would be great read in lockdown . I am really want to do productive.

  5. I would love to read this book. Your review has aroused my interest yet again. Right now fighting a pandemic, while also praying for a better tomorrow.

  6. Sundeep says:

    I really love reading short stories. The book really looks interesting will definitely going to read this book.

  7. Thanks for this honest review as I am looking for a book to read. I would consider this one.

  8. Abha Singh says:

    I like reading short stories. It’s good that every story of this book has happy ending. Seems like a good read. Will try to read this one.

  9. Humaira says:

    The stories are quite captivating in a simplistic way. The author gives voice to such unspoken thoughts and feelings through this collection of short stories.

  10. Raksha says:

    I am looking for my next good read. I would love to pick up Unspoken next and read the short stories. I also like reading the short stories as they make good reads.

  11. Jenifer says:

    I like reading short stories as it excites me and finishes soon.
    Will try to read this one & have a good reading time.

  12. Ishieta says:

    I like your idea of reading short stories to get back intot he habit of regular reading. i too have lost the reading bug, and this may be just the right book to get back 🙂

  13. Earlier I used to be a fan of novels but as I am growing older, I am gravitating towards short stories. So definitely picking this up.

  14. The Short Story genre is one of my favourites. Unspoken seems to be a gripping book with some interesting stories.

  15. The book seems to be an interesting one and after reading your honest review am surely going to read it.!

  16. I wasn’t much into reading e books but off late have realised the importance of being able to read on the go. The short story genre is very apt for e books

  17. Ishieta says:

    I have been so busy these days, that sadly reading has nearly stopped – and i miss that aspect of my daily life!
    i like your idea of picking up a book of short stories, and reading one before bed or while travelling – im going to try this out to get some reading back into my life 🙂

  18. The title itself is beautiful. A bouquet of short stories. Wow. This itself make me want to read the book.

  19. Amrit Kaur says:

    Easy language for books is always a plus point for all. I like such user friendly books and your review is so nicely done. Will get this soon.

  20. Dr Bushra says:

    I love to read stories with happy ending while traveling as it’s add positivity to oneself. Sounds like intriguing read on next trip

  21. Shweta says:

    I always love simple reads as they calm my mind. This book does seem like one! Thanks for the short and crisp review Cindy!

  22. I love to read stories and books that are quick and short given the fast-paced life today. And this book seems just perfect to catch on to and continue with reading habits as you rightly said. Will surely check the kindle version for myself.

  23. Off late I’ve started reading short stories a lot and this book also seems to be a light and easy read. Will surely check it out for my lazy weekend reading option.

  24. Milan Singhal says:

    This would make a good quick read on a weekend. Would you suggest this one for a teenager?

  25. This book looks super attractive to me right now because I have taken on the task of reading a nearly 1000 page book! Agh! Maybe I’ll read this next!

  26. I am a person who prefers one-shot reading. This book is definitely going to grab a space for my next reading. Thanks for sharing an honest review, Cindy.

  27. Varsh says:

    Simple and breezy read would be such a good break for me. Have been reading a lot of heavy stuff of late. Will read this over the weekend.

  28. You know Cindy I have always liked you for your honesty and it clearly reflects in your writing too. This is a bang on book review.

  29. Ruchi Verma says:

    I really liked this book, my cousin loves such short stories will get this and gift him the same. Thanks for sharing such an honest review!!

  30. Neha Tambe says:

    Seems like a perfect pick for a light weekend read. I will definitely check this soon . Thanks for an honest review.

  31. Alpana Deo says:

    Sometimes we need a simple read. It relaxes our brain. We don’t have to get into the thinking mode.

  32. The book seems like a short and sweet read with collection of short stories. my brother liked a lot to read and watch short stories, will suggest him this book for sure. thanks dear for sharing your honest review.

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