The Binding by Bridget Collins

Emmett Farmer’s days are spent working at his family farm, all the while striving to keep the symptoms of his illness from taking over. But when a letter comes for him, he finds himself sent off to be a binder’s apprentice. In a world where the art of binding – taking away people’s painful memories…

The Poison of Love by K.R Meera

A short novel that was originally written in Malayalam, The Poison of Love is a tragic account of toxic relationships and the lifelong scars they leave behind. Tulsi, an IIT graduate with great potential, succumbs to the poisonous embrace of love when she chooses to elope with Madhav, not realizing how bleak her future would…

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma Woodhouse has no need for a marriage. She is well-off, held in high esteem by the people of Highbury, and suitably occupied making matches for others. But when her plans to set up her new friend Harriet Smith with Mr Elton go awry, Emma is in for a rude awakening as to just how…

The Glass-Blowers by Daphne du Maurier

A sweeping account of a family of glassblowers that chronicles the aftermath of the decisions they take and how the French Revolution‘s changing momentum upends the little control they have over their destiny. The Glass-Blowers is a family saga that is quite unlike most of Daphne du Maurier’s other works – in style and tone….

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The Blackwoods live in isolation; far from the prying eyes of the townspeople who reserve nothing but contempt for the family. Told from the perspective of the youngest daughter, Mary Katherine Blackwood, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is the story of a mighty family brought to ruin by disastrous events that sealed their…

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Set against the backdrop of a plague that has swept across Earth several decades in the future, Sequoia Nagamatsu’s short story collection wades through loss and longing with equal measure, painting a bleak yet innovative picture of the future. One of the benefits of going into a book without too much knowledge of its premise…

How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie

Grace Bernard is serving time for a crime she didn’t even commit, and it is proving to be a darn right nuisance! Of all the things she gets imprisoned for… and it’s not even for murdering almost everyone in her dad’s family. They’d abandoned her mother and her, and don’t have much merit to their…

Gallant by V.E Schwab

For most of her life, Olivia Prior has only ever known life within the walls of the Merilance School for Girls. But she knows she is special; she can see the ghouls lurking in every corner of the school when no one else seems to be able to. One day, a letter comes for her….

The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson

Orla and Kate’s decades-long friendship faces a great hurdle when their weekend trip to Lisbon becomes a horrific event in the former’s life. In chasing half-baked clues to solve Kate’s disappearance, Orla discovers the truth her best friend has kept hidden all this while. I probably would not have come across this book if not…

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Bryce Quinlan has not known grief like that which washed over her when her closest friends were murdered by a demon. That day changed her, transforming her into a ghost of who she once was. Now, nearly two years after, when the supposed culprit is behind bars, a similar series of murders begin occurring in…