Book Review: F Stands for Success by Rakhi Kapoor


Book-  F Stands for Success
Writer- Rakhi Kapoor

Genre- Self-help
Format- Kindle
Price- ₹0 for Kindle Unlimited
Pages- 150
Rating- 4/5

Review:
      The book talks about rising from one’s failure and how opportunities come to a person capable of bringing them to reality at a right time. There are different concepts being discussed such as ifeas flying in space instead of being captured in a human mind.
The main focus of the author is on the concept of learning from failures and not giving up in your dreams.

My Thoughts:
           I rarely like any self-help books but this one is my favourite read of 2021. I am not saying that after reading this book my outlook towards life changed completely but in some manner the book felt relatable and it motivated me somewhat. Most of the authors often keep bragging about how great they are doing in life and how talented they are in grabbing opportunities and now their hardwork has paid off. But this author talked about something which is very common but rarely discussed ! She talked about how she failed in life and about encountering failure multiple times. It really felt very much relatable for a commoner like me ! 

Points I liked:
🌺The book felt very relatable.
🌺 The book focused on a very realistic problem.

Suggestions:
📍 I would have loved to read more examples.

Tattooist of Aushwitz by Heather Morris.

Book name: Tattooist of Aushwitz.

#Author: Heather Morris.

#genre : fiction

#Rate: 4 ⭐

#qotd: Have you read this book? What is your opinion, if you have read it?

About the book:

Book name: Tattooist of Aushwitz.

#Author: Heather Morris.

#genre : fiction

#Rate: 4 ⭐

#qotd: Have you read this book? What is your opinion, if you have read it?

About the book:

“How can a race that is spread out across multiple countries be considered a threat? For as long as he lives, be it short or long, he knows he will never comprehend this.”

Set in the time of “The Holocaust” and WW2 in 1942, this book is about Lale and Geeta who were the prisoners in the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Germany acquired Poland.

Lale is a Slovakian Jew who is rounded up by the Nazi troops. Having been forcefully taken away from his home and transported like an animal, surrounded by heavily armed guards, striped and numbered 32407, Lale is given a job as a “Tätowierer”. He must tattoo the number on every man, woman, child transported to the camp as prisoners. Here he meets Geeta, a prisoner in women’s block, when he is asked to re-tattoo her number on her wrist. They fall in love at first sight.

At the camp, he witnesses gassing of prisoners, mass shooting, unprovocatinal killing of people by the guards, atrocities & torture and so much more. But his heightened survival instinct, opportunistic nature and his determination to live beyond the torture and start a family with Geeta, helps him escape from the camp.

This book is about their journey from being dumped in the camp to escaping from the hell to make a beautiful life for themselves. It felt more like a memoir than a fiction novel. It lacked emotional depth but as the subject is very sensitive it does leave an impact. Those who are interested in the novels based on the “The Holocaust” may like this book

Set in the time of “The Holocaust” and WW2 in 1942, this book is about Lale and Geeta who were the prisoners in the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Germany acquired Poland.

Lale is a Slovakian Jew who is rounded up by the Nazi troops. Having been forcefully taken away from his home and transported like an animal, surrounded by heavily armed guards, striped and numbered 32407, Lale is given a job as a “Tätowierer”. He must tattoo the number on every man, woman, child transported to the camp as prisoners. Here he meets Geeta, a prisoner in women’s block, when he is asked to re-tattoo her number on her wrist. They fall in love at first sight.

At the camp, he witnesses gassing of prisoners, mass shooting, unprovocatinal killing of people by the guards, atrocities & torture and so much more. But his heightened survival instinct, opportunistic nature and his determination to live beyond the torture and start a family with Geeta, helps him escape from the camp.

This book is about their journey from being dumped in the camp to escaping from the hell to make a beautiful life for themselves. It felt more like a memoir than a fiction novel. It lacked emotional depth but as the subject is very sensitive it does leave an impact. Those who are interested in the novels based on the “The Holocaust” may like this book

The Cindrella of Karnal by Reecha Agarwal Goyal.Book review

Divya is cursed as an “inauspicious” since birth. Raised by her orthodox, paternal family and a single mother, she runs away from her home in Karnal to study Psychology. Here she befriends Ved and Kanika who become her lifeline. She finds herself amongst her trusted and supportive friends who become more than her family. But when has life been easy for Divya!

Life takes an upturn where she finds herself in a devastating web of social injustice and abuse, patriarchy, social discrimination. Will she be able to find herself once again? Will she be able to make her mother proud? Will she be able to fullfill her dream to help the people in Karnal with their emotional and psychological issues?

“Cindrella of Karnal” is a fast paced psychological thriller focusing on women centric social issues like female infanticide, molestation, sexual and mental harrasment, injustice towards single mothers and daughters and so much more. The suffering of women, physically and mentally, from an orthodox and dominating society is decribed very well. The story started smoothly but the unexpected twist midway was surprising. The second half of the book is gripping.

This short power-packed inspirational story of a run-way girl and her fight against all odds, is highly recommended to those who like to read woman centric psychological thrillers. This is not a Cinderella retelling, but an new story altogether.

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