Read more. Add to cart. Remember me. Previous Next. Test Caption. I know it happens in love but to read it in book was a bit boring! Few characters got dissolved in the mid. I thought there is some thing more to the character Vibha who is Diksha's cousin.
Compared to the previous books this definitely was not up to the mark. It is like reading a similar story again. I loved Life is what you make it and felt Tea for two and a piece of cake was OK! This book is a time pass read and as it is the fourth book may be I expected a lot. I was expecting a story where lead roles would be doing all adventurous things in the wish list and not a woman oriented book where there are relationship or marital problems again.
Few bits I liked are the Salsa and the details, the mother in law who seemed extremely understanding and sweet. Such characters again are rare species in real life. I mean there are mothers who support even rapist sons so I don't think a mother in-law will support a daughter in-law immediately if she wants to walk out of a marriage. I liked the way places and localities are described. I liked the concept of writing down a secret wish list and ya I loved the cover page which lead to my great expectations.
Jan 01, Shyam Sundar rated it really liked it Shelves: preethi-shenoy. Dhiksha - the protagonist , was married to an idiot at her early age of 19!
Feb 05, Saloni Chaudhary rated it did not like it. Sometimes I read below average books to understand what a reader will not like. Now I know. Jun 26, Neetu Thakur rated it it was amazing. I still remember that I read this book in my school days and I finished the book in 3 days despite of my exams going on at that time. The only thing I learnt from this book is never ever give upon your dreams n goals Loved the book to the core!!!
One of my starting novel reads!! Mar 25, Sarika Singh rated it really liked it Shelves: added. This is one of the book, I was looking to read since Long time. Thanks to Preeti Shenoy for good book. Superb book loved it much. I have not disappointed. Excellent narration from a women's point of view. Must read! Nov 26, Kirti Changlani rated it liked it.
Flows smoothly. Good for a one time read. Jun 29, Vijay Karthikeyan Srinivasan rated it really liked it. Oh, my God! It's mind changing for me, personally! This book is a must read everyone, especially for the ones who are still conservative. I was taken aback by the beliefs I had. It's a story about a conserved woman who, when realizes her pathetic situation like to live life as per her wish.
But, she got stuck in her daily chores and with his very old-fashioned husband who always never appreciate her efforts. It's the transformation of a conserved woman into an independent and confident woman. I lo Oh, my God! I loved reading the book. It really changed my view about women. I should thank Preeti Shenoy for the beautiful work she has done! Beautifully written The narration is remarkable. It makes you read the complete book in one breath.
An Indian, Bangalore based story of a typical Indian girl. I am sure most of us would have seen this character at least once in our life's. Women who keep living their lifes taking care of their husbands and kids when they are getting no care in return. Society believes it is the girls duty to remain door mats.
This book just reminded that the society needs to change a lot. Parents need to believe Beautifully written The narration is remarkable. Parents need to believe their daughters too. Yes I truly loved it. In short, a simple but elegant book. Feb 01, Abhilash Ruhela rated it really liked it. Some times, time does not favour and you get stuck in reading a book that could have got completed in just hours.
This book was bought for my friend to gift it to her on Birth day but later I decided to keep it for myself. The authoress Preeti Shenoy who has written yet another amazing story needs no introduction.
But there's something very funny and amusing about her journey as a writer is the shuffling of Publ Some times, time does not favour and you get stuck in reading a book that could have got completed in just hours.
But there's something very funny and amusing about her journey as a writer is the shuffling of Publishers every time she comes up with a new book. Coming to the story of "The Secret Wish List"- At sixteen, Diksha like any girl her age, finds her life revolving around school, boys and endless hours of fun with her best friend. The Secret Wish List is a captivating, engrossing, racy tale about following your heart, chasing your dreams and the meaning of friendship.
To know more, read the book. Coming to the author, there's no doubt that Preeti Shenoy is the best female author in the genre in which she writes. Every time she drafts a story, it comes up with a message and lots of learning.
And she does it with an entertaining manner rather than keeping the story too intense or up-to-the-point. She knows what to put where in the book which directly touches the heart of the readers. As the authoress herself is a married woman, she understands the plight of married women and hence, they would love reading her books more than anyone else.
But what's interesting is that even youths like me loves reading her book. It does not have any age barrier. But I would like to demand Preeti Shenoy to write a happy married life of a woman in her next book as she is getting stereotyped as "one who writes only depressing tales of married women".
Coming to the good parts of book according to me- Initially, when the book begins, the way she keeps on shuffling between both the periods of story is too interesting. The school life of Diksha isn't kept too cheesy like other authors. Even that's interesting to read. Then her equation with Sandeep, her husband is described perfectly. I was able to imagine each and every sequence as it seems to be real and not a single part seems to be filmy and exaggerated.
Her son, Abhay is my favorite character in the book. I just loved reading his conversations with his parents. I want my kid to be like him.
And once her childhood friends come back in her life, the real fun in the story starts. As we sympathize with the protagonist, we start loving the way she breaks all the confinements and does what she always wants to. All the moments in the book is worth appraising. But I won't talk about them as many Spoilers might come out and a Review looks nice when its short.
The only problem that I find is the one I mentioned above- Too depressing story. Hence, I would ask authoress to please write something cheery next time. I would love to read an opposite version from you.
Yes, get the book. And in the end, Cover Designer of this book should be felicitated with something special. Apr 18, Abhishek rated it it was ok. One shall credit Preeti Shenoy for motivating women to be independent, to live their lives, to come out of their cages and stand up for themselves. Having said that, I believe she has a myopic view on independence and life, to the least that is what I felt after reading this book.
I would also suggest teenagers not to get inspired by this book. Women can do better standing out for themselves, taking control over their lives and engage in events than what the book suggests. After all, is the protagonist, Deeksha, really independent? Having to go back to her childhood boyfriend? Isn't she a pray of her hormonal rush? Her thoughts throughout the 15 years of marriage were filled with her secret lover, now how independent her decisions would actually be?
The author portrays Deeksha's husband to be a conventional man and of whom Deeksha is scared. Having no say in their marital life and acting no more than a slave to her husband. It would have been a much better story if Deeksha would have fought to change or atleast try to change her husband's thinking and taking more control over their marital life.
If that had not worked out well, she could have left him but certainly not for her childhood lover. Jun 18, Versha rated it it was ok Shelves: , reviewed. This was quick read but not something good though. Firstly the story had no depth in it and was totally unrealistic. Secondly, all characters were unappealing, especially the main protagonist Diksha. Story from her point of view was the main draw back. I was unable to connect to her. Here, give it to me.
I watch in fascinated horror as she writes. I really, really, really like you. I follow every football match you play, and watch every debate you take part in. I think you are really cool and, let me be honest, I am a smitten-kitten. If you figure out who this is, call me. I know you are smart enough to figure out my name and my number. I will be waiting. I gasp at her boldness. How can you write stuff like this? I shake my head and suggest we tear out the page. But Tanu will hear none of it.
I do really, really like him. Gosh, he is gorgeous! And this is a godsend opportunity to tell him how I feel. Tell him to his face? Are you crazy? What if he laughs at me? How can she walk up to a guy and admit she is crazy about him? I too have a secret crush on him which I have never admitted to Tanu. In a trice, Ankit is out.
That is amazing! Where did you find it? I blush. Actually it is exactly like mine. Then I show him my bag to prove the point. Ankit laughs heartily and Rohan joins in. I am so glad to have it back, I could hug you! That afternoon, we have no idea what lies in store for us in the future. No idea whatsoever how a little joke played so casually will change our entire lives.
No clue that we have sowed the seeds for a lifetime of deception and falsehood, woven a web so entangled that even an entire lifetime will not suffice to sort it out. I glance at the clock. He has woken up ten minutes before than his usual time.
Making it. In the fifteen years that we have been married, not once has he made coffee for me. I suppose I must have found it cute, in the early years of marriage, how lost he was in the kitchen.
Then the starry-eyed new bride I was, I would gladly make coffee for him which he would sip reclining in an easy chair on the balcony with his newspaper.
I would, in the meantime, cook breakfast, lay out his clothes for office neatly on the bed while he showered, and pack his lunch for office. Once he emerged from the bedroom in his formal clothes, I would rush to make him a toast or a dosa or something hot and fresh for breakfast.