Book Review: Bucket List of a Traveloholic by Sarika Pandit


ISBN –9788172344979
Genre: Non-Fiction / Travelogue
Publishers: FingerPrint Publishers
Price: Rs. 250/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

While her B-School batch mates are busy scrambling for top jobs and grades, a restless Sarika dreams of putting on her running shoes and having all the pages of her passport stamped by the age of thirty.

What follows is a frenzied quest of not just collecting stamps but ticking off items off her ever-expanding bucket list: From learning the local language in Spain to an alcohol trail through Greece; from a tryst with Shakespeare and Jane Austen in the United Kingdom to an encounter with the Vampire in Romania; from straddling the border between two countries in the Middle East to a road trip through Morocco to the Sahara; each experience bringing her just a little closer to reaching that final destination on her passport.

A journey of falling in love with globetrotting--this one promises to be one of the best roller-coaster reading experiences you will have this year.

Behind The book

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About the author

Sarika Pandit is a market researcher by day and a freelance travel writer by night. She graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and did her MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar. Her travel articles are featured in publications such as The Times of India, Mint Lounge, Femina and National Geographic Traveler India. She lives in Mumbai, but every now and again, manages to break away from the shackles of her work station to journey to the far ends of the globe. The Bucketlist of a Traveloholic is her first novel.

Me thinks

This book looked promising from the title itself. Being a travel enthusiast, a writer, a reader and most importantly a girl who will be approaching her thirties soon there were more than one ways I connected with this book.

The author has done a mind blowing job and this book for me is like a dream come true. It made me want to quit everything that I have right now on my plans and just push those travel plans on the top priority list.

I loved the description of each and every place the author has given in the book. She has actually made each and every place come alive in her words. Ofcourse I would have loved it more had the book had more of the pictures in colour for they somehow seem to lose their charm in black and white.

Usually when you read such books it seems to talk more about the places and less about the emotions of a person visiting, but in this book the author has ensured that apart from talking about the beauty of the places she has spoken about the emotions of the visitor there in right doses making it a perfect read. She has made the places come alive in her words. For me the favourite would be the literary travel the author did with her sister.

It is a highly recommended book for all travel enthusiasts. A very well written book in the form of a travelogue and kudos to the author for such an excellent debut! She has used a very light connectable breezy flow throughout the book making it a very delightful read and sprinkled it liberally with her amazing sense of humour. This makes the book a must read. 

Foodie Verdict

This book is like thandai ice-cream - deliciously different!

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  1. Now that I understand wanderlust, I think I should order the book without wasting any time!

  2. Hey H,

    I just hope the book is as good as Your build-up! It's so going on my to-read list!


    1. It truly is... now I am curious to know if you managed to lay your hands on it and if yes what are your thoughts on it?

      take care


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