The House that BJ Built

by Anuja Chauhan

3.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

3.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


The late Binodini Thakur had been very clear that she would never agree to sell her hissa in her Bauji’s big old house on Hailey Road. And her daughter Bonu is determined to honour her mother’s wishes. But what to do about her four pushy aunts who are insisting she sell? One is bald and stingy, one is jobless and manless, one needs the money to ‘save the nation’ and one is stepmother to Bonu’s childhood crush – brilliant young Bollywood director Samar Vir Singh, who promised BJ upon his deathbed that he would get the house sold, divvy the money equally and end all the bickering within the family. The first word baby Bonu ever spoke was ‘Balls’ and indeed, she is bally, bullshit-intolerant, brave and beautiful. But is she strong enough to weather emotional blackmail by the spadefull? Not to mention shady builders, wily politicians, spies, lies and the knee-buckling hotness of Samar’s intense eyes? ‘The book entertains the reader every moment with Chauhan’s unlimited dose of trademark wit,’ says India Today. Straddling the worlds of light fiction and literature deftly, Anuja Chauhan’s books are trendsetters in Indian publishing, along the lines of Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling in the West. The House that BJ Built is Anuja writing at her sparkling best!

Genre, Romance, Indian Writing

About The Author

With about two decades of experience in advertising field, Anuja Chauhan worked with JWT India for products and brands like Mountain Dew, Kurkure, Pepsi, Nokia, etc. Before she left her advertising career for full-time writing, she held the post of executive creative director and vice president at JWT. Anuja Chauhan has written books like Those Pricey Thakur Girls and The Zoya Factor. The latter is been made into a major film, by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment. She has won awards like the storyteller award of India Today Woman and the Cosmopolitan Magazine Fun Fearless Female award.

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1 review for The House that BJ Built

  1. 3 out of 5

    “Good Read”

    It is a hilarious, witty and enjoyable ride. The plot is good, not anything extraordinary but enjoyable. Bonita’s character is really great. Though for the slightest of the moments, she would annoy a reader at times. Our male lead, Samar Vir Singh, who also happens to be Bonu’s step brother, was pretty hot and charming as well. The chemistry between the two would have been better though. In all, it is a humorous light book.

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