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by Komal Patel
Short & Spicy: Book Club

Keeping it Short & Spicy this week with BOOK REQUESTS.

My love for reading has been rejuvenated over the past few weeks and I am dying for a new book!

Growing up, since I have stereotypical Indian parents, I wasn’t allowed to do ANYTHING.

So, often, I just read.

Let me set the scene.

Me: mom, can I go watch South Park with Motabhai?(big brother in Gujarati)

Mom: no.

Me: throws a tantrum

Mom: no.

Me: can we go to Barnes & Nobles?

Mom: no.

Me: why?

Mom: because I said so.

Me: can we go to Barnes & Nobles?

Mom: you can get one book at Fred Meyers (local grocery store).


This was a pretty regular routine for me growing up.

I was part of the Babysitters Club book club…yes, that was a real thing. They sent me 4 new Babysitters Club books every month.

I loved the Sweet Valley High Books as a teenager…they got a little naughty every now and again. Now as an adult I love a good drama, thriller, mystery, comedy and biography.

So pretty much everything.


I need you.

Short & Spicy: Book Club

Help me bring back my bookworm vibes with some suggestions you may have.

I love a good memoir…but like a funny one…like How To Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell.

(if you haven’t read it yet, go….NOW)

Recently my friend Kristen just invited me to her book club and I just bought Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor, which is a supernatural, sci-fi book.. 

Pretty excited to get started with that.

Honestly though…the real reason (besides entertainment) I want to start my reading time again is because I just want to use my brain power…you ever feel like sometimes you’re just….losing it?

Like if you don’t use it you lose it type of thing?

I’ve been feeling that way lately and I figure a few good books…thinking….using my brain will help with that!

I love being transported into a different time, place…with different people. Don’t you?

A little non-work stimulation and a little less trashy TV at night. (trash is my fave)


I hope you guys can help!

Leave me a comment below with your suggestions.




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Kathy Myers April 25, 2018 - 6:09 pm

Reading is my fav. Forget TV. Nothing better then relaxing with a book. I even download books on my IPhone and IPad so I’m never bored where ever I am.

Hannah Mitchell April 25, 2018 - 7:53 pm

I would highly recommend Game of Thrones. Omg the book series is great, the tv series is great. You cannot go wrong with GOT. Hope you can enjoy the series if you decide to read it!

Komal Patel April 26, 2018 - 11:57 pm

Great suggestion! Huge fan of GOT!

Alison Rost April 26, 2018 - 3:03 am

I was the same when I was younger, only I was really just into books and nothing else. Reading was/is the best escape ever!

Iya - Louisa April 26, 2018 - 8:02 am

I use to read so much when I was younger but now I just cant find the time! I have brought a load of books and hopefully ill be able to get back into it

Karlyn Cruz April 26, 2018 - 3:48 pm

Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve picked up a book to be honest. lol! My day to day is so busy that I honestly can’t find the time but I too read all the Sweet Valley HIgh books and the babysitters club! lol! Good luck on your search.

Trina April 27, 2018 - 1:21 am

I was never a big reader growing up, but now as an adult, I love it! I wish I had more time though.

Jhilmil Bhansali April 27, 2018 - 2:44 am

Books are something which I really cannot ever leave, when I was young, I used to finish up my novels with a night with the head lamp and the same scene goes today!

Brandon Hudson April 27, 2018 - 2:48 am

I’ve recently started reading a lot more and I do feel that I’m using my brain power.I love to get lost in a great book!

MELANIE EDJOURIAN April 27, 2018 - 7:08 am

Oh dear, Indian parents sound like Greek parents, I couldn’t do anything when I was younger. I really do wish I had more reading time, alas it isn’t meant to be at the moment.

Jennifer L April 27, 2018 - 7:27 am

I’ve always been a bookworm so I totally feel you on growing up in a strict household. I’m always on a hunt for a new book recommendation so going to check a few of these.

Jennifer Prince April 27, 2018 - 2:15 pm

What a great list! I’m always looking for new suggestions. I read mostly in the summer, so I’ll try a few of these. So fun!

Eloise April 27, 2018 - 6:15 pm

As a kid I was outside and playing sports a lot, rarely did I choose reading over running around like a crazy girl with all of my friends! However, as I grew up I began to enjoying reading more and more and here I am today working towards my goal/dream to become a well-known and respected author.
GOOD books are better than movies, candy, and well… many things ; )

Rosie Romance April 29, 2018 - 3:43 pm

I know exactly what you mean about feeling like your losing your brain power! I’m reading The 7 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton at the moment and it’s a very interesting read 🙂


Komal Patel April 29, 2018 - 4:08 pm

Another one to add to the list!


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