Every book is a new world for me. I enjoy travelling through them so much that I record these travels. These are not reviews, but notes. (Somewhat akin to Cahiers du Cinema.) This is my bedside table and corner bookshelf.

Best Reads of 2015: The seven best books I read in 2015.

Books Read in 2015: All the books I read in 2015.

Idyllicly Charming Read: The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

A mythic tale of 90s Nigeria: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Glimpses of Gaza: Out of It by Selma Dabbagh

A life on the fringes: La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith

Breaking with the past: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My own private book fest – 2: The loot from the Landmark Spencer Plaza Jan 2015 sale.

My own private book fest – 1: The loot from the Chennai Book Fair 2015.

My best reads of 2014: The books that stood out from the rest in 2014.

Books read in 2014: All the books I read in 2014.

A searing story of loss: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

The many lives of Junot Díaz: Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Untying the apron strings: The Ayah’s Tale by Sujata Massey

A love letter to literature: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Reading Carson McCullers: The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

Anarchic Humour: The Scandalous life of the Lawless Sisters (Criminally Illustrated with what was to hand) by Philip Ardagh

The Accidental Photographer: Manikda: Memories of Satyajit Ray by Nemai Ghosh

Travels in Eastern Europe: The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

The Book That Peeps in to the Well: Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

Of Insects Among Other Things: Insects Are Just Like You and Me Except Some of Them Have Wings by Kuzhali Manickavel

Ruritania Revisited: The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson

Fearless Leela: Leela: A Patchwork Life by Leela Naidu with Jerry Pinto

Encountering variety-inducing vertigo: Some Rain Must Fall by Michel Faber

Feast for the eyes: Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi

Behind the scenes of the Freedom movement: Prison and Chocolate Cake by Nayantara Sahgal

Intimate portrait of a historic time: Prison and Chocolate Cake by Nayantara Sahgal

From the land of pizza, a tale of survival, larceny, and adventure: The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Ten best reads I have ever come across: Part Two: Five more books that made an indelible impact on me

Ten best reads I have ever come across-Part One: Five books that made an indelible impact on me 

Emotional no-man’s land: Van de Graaff Days by Ven Begamudré   

Death is a jackal-headed Egyptian god: The Anubis Slayings by P. C. Doherty

A Japanese Jazz Symphony: South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

Art, Istanbul, Love, Islam, Philosophy, Power, and Pulchritude: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

When women couldn’t wear pink socks: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Murder most medievel: The Demon Archer by P. C. Doherty 

Mystery Egyptian style: The Horus Killings by P. C. Doherty

Love at first flight: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The mystery of the missing spunk: The Mystery of the Blazing Cliffs (The Three Investigators Series) by M.V.Carey

To reading heaven and back: From Heaven Lake: travels in Sinkiang and Tibet by Vikram Seth


One thought on “Books

  1. Hello Mam,
    Just got to know about your blogpost through FB.
    just Loved the ‘On Books’ section.
    I just published my debut Novel RAINBOW-the shades of Love (AmAn Jassal).
    Would love to get it reviewed by you, if you can please do it.

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