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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Does true love really exist or is it just a cliche? Can a single kiss really change your life? At sixteen, Diksha like any girl her age, finds her life revolving around school, boys and endless hours of fun with her best friend.
But one day, all that changes. What starts as an innocent crush explodes into something far beyond her control. Eighteen years later, she finds he Does true love really exist or is it just a cliche? Eighteen years later, she finds herself at the crossroads of life. Urged by a twist of events, a wish list is born. But can a wish list help her piece back her life together? Will she succumb to the tangled mess of an extramarital relationship? Once again, Preeti Shenoy brings an extraordinary story that tugs at the heartstrings, with insight and wisdom, as she explores the delicate matters of the heart.
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See 1 question about The Secret Wish List…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Secret Wish List. Jan 25, Pooja Jeevagan rated it liked it. The good things first I liked her way of writing way more I don't know, if I didn't hold the husband responsible in 'Tea for Two Fifteen years is too long of a time before you start yearning for a break There is a lot I didn't understand the novel A good effort by the author, but how I wish, she comes up with a successful marriage story It's probably time to change the strategy View all 8 comments.
Jan 08, Shantharam rated it really liked it. One of those books that makes you think as a man, what women exactly want. Some might find the content offensive to our culture so if you are someone like Asaram Babu, refrain from reading this. Everyone else should find something that they did not knew before about relationships. Even though my experience in relationships is as huge as earth is compared to the universe, i got some insights in what needs to be done to maintain a healthy one.
The good thing about this book, like all other books by One of those books that makes you think as a man, what women exactly want.
The good thing about this book, like all other books by Preeti Shenoy is that i could easily connect with the main character, feel her sufferings and happiness, which makes it special. I am surely going to make a secret wish list and try and complete every single thing on that list. Life is short, make it large. The book struck a chord deep down in me and i am pretty sure the same can be said of many other readers.
Mar 23, Archit Ojha rated it did not like it Shelves: books-we-own. This didn't work that well. I liked her previous book, Life is what you make it and would say was inspiring. Unfortunately, The Secret Wish List, didn't make it. View 2 comments. Mar 16, Devina Dutta rated it it was ok. The 'Secret wish list' has a good blurb and an attractive jacket but that is all there is in Preeti Shenoy's latest novel.
Secret boyfriends at 16, the demanding unappreciative husband, this novella seemed right from English vinglish sans the french hero and the former boyfriend'. However 'that' was likeable, this is definitely not. Throughout The 'Secret wish list' has a good blurb and an attractive jacket but that is all there is in Preeti Shenoy's latest novel.
Throughout the story, as the heroine debated on leaving her husband or not, I wondered about finally trying to give Shenoy one more chance or not. Her last debacle, 'Tea for two Although 'the secret wish list' had a certain freshness to it, it depleted and faltered right from the second chapter itself.
The book has a continuous stilted narration which can seem pretty juvenile and lame if you are an avid reader. Over all, the book can offer respite from all the wannabe Indian Bridget jones story that Indian authors seem to write these days. Certainly not Shenoy's best but definitely not the worst. Would really love it if she could write something that she really felt and right from the heart. View 1 comment. Jun 30, Sridevi rated it did not like it.
I really don't know what made me buy this book , perhaps it was the heavy discount offered by FLipkart. The story seemed to be a replica of "Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake ". The narration is stereotyped and the story is highly predictable. OK , we all know Deeksha married early at nineneteen and all that , but the author needn't drill it down the readers' head in almost every alternate chapter.
Also , while the style of narration is highly personal , what surprised me was the amount of proo I really don't know what made me buy this book , perhaps it was the heavy discount offered by FLipkart.
Also , while the style of narration is highly personal , what surprised me was the amount of proofreading this book lacked. In chapter 13 for example , there should be "Deeksha" instead of Vibha at two places. Also the grammatical errors and typos are appaling. I would anyday watch a Karan Johar movie instead of reading books like this because I would be at least assured of some song and dance. View all 4 comments. Mar 10, Pallavi Kamat rated it really liked it.
It starts off in Chennai, where, as a sixteen-year-old, Diksha is like any other typical teenager. She and her best friend Tanu spend hours and hours of time studying, discussing the latest crushes and gossiping. Both Ankit and Diksha start liking each other and spending quite a bit of time together without the knowledge of either the parents or her elder brother.
When the first opportunity for an overnight travel for a school project arises, both of them jump at it. However, things there take a turn for the worse due to which the lives of Ankit and Diksha are forever changed.
Cut to the present. In Bangalore, Diksha is married to Sandeep and they have a son Abhay. Right from making the morning tea, to breakfast, lunch and dinner to catering to every whim and fancy of Sandeep and Abhay, Diksha seems to not have an individual life at all.
She does not seem to mind her daily mundane life either. At the behest of the cousin, she decides to try and take some control over her life and makes a wishlist — a list of things which she truly wants to do.
Included in the list are items like snorkelling, getting drunk and learning salsa.
The Secret Wish List – Preeti Shenoy
About the author: Preeti Shenoy is an author and artist. She believes life is the biggest teacher. She is an avid blogger, whose poetry has also been published. This book is her fourth published work. My thoughts on the book: There are some books which can be finished very quickly. In a time when love stories are coming out dime-a-dozen in the market, we find ourselves wishing for something to pull us in with a different outlook, rather than what has been put before.
Book Review: The Secret Wish List, by Preeti Shenoy
Preeti Shenoy is one of the famous woman authors in India. Among the top five highest selling authors in the country, she has written 9 novels till now. She also writes short stories and poems which are published in various magazines. She is also a blog writer. Her genres are fiction as well as nonfiction.
‘The Secret Wish List’ is about finding what one really wants: Preeti Shenoy
She loves indulging in her passion for pencil portraits, paper quilling and mixed media paintings, yoga, photography and giving talks phew! It is a story of friendship and it is also the story of finding the courage to do what you want to do, as opposed to what your parents want from you— be it in terms of where to study, choice of career, choice of people you want to associate with or how to lead your life. It is about finding the balance between listening to your heart and being practical. There are three different women characters in the book—two career women and a housewife.
The Secret Wish List
An engrossing tale of an Indian Women who as a young girl has ambitions and her own identity. Yet, she succumbs to parental pressures and ends up getting married to someone she doesn't look up. She has an independent house, a smart kid, high earning husband and supposedly everything that typical conservative Indian Parents would call for in a perfect Married life. But there's definitely more to life. An identity for oneself, a relationship with your better half that gives you space to breathe and be yourself, a friend in a husband.