Neha Patel

Neha is a proud Indian American whose first love was stories. Born & raised in Los Angeles, CA, she wasn't allowed to watch TV on school nights, so she read everything from Austen to Amar Chitra Katha graphic novels on Indian history and folklore. Neha has a Masters in Technical & Professional Communication from Auburn University & lives in Dallas, TX. When she's not reading, she's writing her fantasy novel, bookstagramming at @bookishdesi, or collecting records.

8 Middle Grade Books About 9/11

These middle grade books help educate kids about the events of September 11th and how they changed the United States and the world.

Hindu Epics: Are They Myths?

Is it okay to refer to sacred Hindu stories as myths? An examination of the labeling of Hindu epics and why these distinctions are important.

Who Is Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine?

Who is Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, what are her powers, and what is she doing in the MCU? This guide covers it.

15 Top Investment Books For New Investors

The top investment books offer advice and instruction on how to confidently navigate the stock market and answer all your burning questions, including The Money Manual by Tonya Rapley.

8 Books About Voter Suppression to Ignite Your Inner Activist

Here’s why reading about voter suppression in the U.S. is important, and some recommendations for books about voter suppression, including One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson.

What is Indian American Literature?

What is Indian American literature? What defines this category and should it be seen as immigrant literature?

A Beginner’s Guide to Mississippi Writers

One Indian American reader discusses the complexity of life in Mississippi and offers a wealth of great writers from the state.

A Brief Guide to Ecofiction by BIPOC Authors

These works of ecofiction by BIPOC authors examine big environmental issues and asking readers to rethink our relationship with the land.

8 Female Authors Like Sarah J. Maas

These authors like Sarah J. Maas write books with strong females leads, some romance, and engaging plots that keep you turning the pages.

Reading Pathways: RK Narayan

Discover the work of RK Narayan, a trailblazing writer of Indian literature who prioritized the Indian perspective over colonizer narratives.