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The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi Book Review

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I probably wouldn’t have picked up this book on my own, so I’m glad it was Reese’s book club pick for May! The Henna Artist revealed a different culture and lifestyle from my own, which was very intriguing.

Title: The Henna Artist

Author: Alka Joshi

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
the henna artist

My Review:

Joshi’s writing style is lovely. I felt like I was transported straight to India in the 1950s. I loved all of the characters and their stories, some beautiful, some tragic, and some a blend of both. I really enjoyed reading this book because of how the culture, perspectives, and ideas were so different from my own. Although I couldn’t relate personally to most of the characters and what they were going through, the story was extremely entertaining and thought-provoking! I’m hoping to read more culturally diverse books in the future.

“Independence changed everything. Independence changed nothing.”

Alka Joshi

And that’s it for the latest 2020 Reese’s book club pick! I have really enjoyed reading a lot of books with strong female protagonists, and The Henna Artist was another fantastic addition to that list. Have you read The Henna Artist yet? What did you think?

If you’re looking for more book reviews, then check out my review of the Red Queen series here! Let me know in the comments what you’ve been reading this month!


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