Book Review- Koi Good News? by Zarreen Khan

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I could feel the happiness on the mothers face as her eyes crinkled at the sight of the child. and the purity of the bond as the child gazed up at her.

Author: Zarreen Khan
Publisher: Harpercollins India
Rating: 4.5/5

Summary:Vidhya Thakkar- Indian blogger, Mumbai blogger, book blogger, Book blogger Mumbai

The hilarious private journal of a highly public pregnancy.

When Mona Mathur of Dehradun married her college sweetheart, Ramit Deol of Amritsar, there were two things she wasn’t prepared for:

1. The size of the Deol family – it put any Sooraj Barjatya movie to shame.
2. The fertility of the Deol family – they reproduced faster than any other species known to mankind.
It’s been four years since their wedding, and Mona and Ramit have done the unthinkable – they’ve remained childless. Of course, that also means that they’ve battled that one question day in and day out: ‘Koi Good News?’
It doesn’t matter that they have been happy to be child-free – they are married; they are expected to make babies. After all, there are grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles, aunts and even colony aunties in waiting.
Now, the truth is, Ramit and Mona had been trying to conceive for the past one year. But having a baby isn’t as easy as it’s made out to be. Finally, aided by the wine at their highly glamorous neighbours’ party, Mona gets pregnant. And so begins a crazy journey – complete with interfering relatives, nosy neighbours, disapproving doctors, and absolutely no privacy! Honest, relevant and thoroughly irreverent, Koi Good News? is the funniest book you’ll read this year.


Koi Good News? is the story of Mona and Ramit and their family. When one gets married, then family expect from them to give good news. Something similar is happening in Mona’s and Ramit’s life. Also Also, It’s about her pregnancy journey too.  The battle between Mom and Mom-in-law, Mood swings, and then everyone giving tips. How will Mona and Ramit handle everything?

Firstly, I was so excited to read this book as I was in love with the title.  The book started unrevealing the mystery of the title. Being married for four years, when are you giving some good news? One can connect with the book from the very first page. It’s about how families try to interfere, zero privacy, jealousy and friendships.

I loved how the plot was set. it was completely different. The narration was bang on. I was just laughing while reading. The way the conversations were switching from  Mona’s point of view to Ramit’s point of view.  How both think differently. The way the author narrated each and every incident is amazing. Hats off to the author.

I loved the phase when Mona was pregnant, her mood swings, reactions and Ramit’s reactions and how helpless he was. How he controlled situations smartly. The characters! there were so many characters in the book. and every character added fun to the story. I loved Ramit’s character the most. The way author smartly shifted plot to Laila’s story was again commendable. The author rightly played with the plot, narration and characterization. The pace of the story is good. The flow is smooth, crisp and easy. It shows how a couple deals with many emotions, people in this phase. It’s the lightest, funny and interesting read ever.

One can easily connect with the story well. Quick, easy, light read with strong characters and lots of Humour. It’s a Crazy Book. Just get this book now.

You can get your copy here.

*** I received the copy of the book from the publishers in exchange for honest and unbiased review***

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