Book Review : I didn’t expect to be expecting by Richa S Mukherjee

I came across Richa during A2Z Blogging 2019. I saw the title “I didn’t expect to be expecting” and made a mental note to read it once the A2Z was over. However, I got engaged in some professional development and was busy studying medicine for the next couple of months. I started reading it 3 days back and initially the momentum was slow. However, as the momentum built up, I finished more than half today.

Book Blurb :

Tara is living a blessed life in the maximum city with her husband Abhimanyu, the love of her life. At the pinnacle of her career, she is the apple of her parents’ eyes and hasn’t spotted a wrinkle yet – so far, the 30s are looking great! Nothing fazes Tara – not a foul-mouthed best friend or a food-burning arch-nemesis in the form of her maid – not even a landlady who chats with ghosts. And then, Tara discovers that she’s pregnant, and suddenly, all that well-honed composure crumbles. It doesn’t help that she’s got an equally jittery (if supportive) husband by her side. Now, Tara must face her anxieties about parenthood as she navigates friendships, marriage and career, all the while dealing with the fact that her body and mind are steadily feeling like they belong to someone else. An irreverent, honest and funny journey down the road – potholes and all – to (accidental) parenthood!

My Review :

Reading Tara’s pregnancy journey made me remind of my own. The baby phobia, those critters we see at restaurants, we all go through that we don’t like children phase and one day when the little one starts growing in our womb, changes the entire outlook.

Her insecurities about career, about body are all true for every female who has gone through the pregnancy. At times, I laughed aloud on the humorous scenes created, advise from all, the list of do and don’t, mood swings, pregnancy changes are all nicely written. I mentally thanked that I did not deliver in the what’s app era.

This was the debut novel from Author Richa and she has done a pretty good job. The author has a humorous style which I liked. Too many characters were introduced at the same time, this made a little difficult on who’s who initially. Most of the characters are nicely etched out.

The story is predictable yet entertaining. Thanks Richa for reminding us and making us laugh on our pregnancies.

My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Most recommended.

Available on Amazon as kindle and paperback.


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