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@fsgbooks @DandQ Book 3: Exquisite Cadavers by Meena Kandasamy.

A book that is about Karim and Maya, their life in London, while observing the lives of the underprivileged, the writer's creative process, and more in marginalia.…
@fsgbooks @DandQ Book 4: I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached

Zeina Abirached writes about growing up during the Lebanese Civil War. She remembers things that happened in Beirut and what it was like to be a child in such a time.…
@fsgbooks @DandQ Book 5: Manto & I by Nandita Das

And it suddenly sprang on me while reading this book, that we need Mantoiyat today more than ever. We need voices who believe in unity than division. We need to believe that we will overcome.…
Book 6: Jaipur Journals by Namita Gokhale.

Jaipur Journals is that friend you speak with about books, the publishing industry, and how perhaps the culture of reading is either dying or not.…
Book 7: All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimópulos. Translated from the Spanish by Alice Whitmore.

All My Goodbyes is a strange read that is also satisfying on so many levels. It is a love story, a story of trauma and a story of memory told in fragments.…
Book 8: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu.

Interior Chinatown is a deeply emotional book about race, identity, pop culture, and what roles we are forced to play in society, because of where we come from.…
Book 9: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

Such a Fun Age is a solid book of and for our times, that will leave you wanting more. It's take on privilege, wealth, class, and crossing of paths of people is refreshing, and makes it a compulsive read.…
Book 10: North Station by Bae Suah. Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith.

The stories are all over the place – in terms of places, people, time, & jumping from one narrative to another. This is one short story collection you must read for sure.…
Book 11: The Beach at Night by Elena Ferrante. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

Celina the doll is jealous of the new kitten Minu. She gets lost along the way & the story reaches the beach. What happens next to her is what the book is about…
Book 12: The Emperor who Never Was: Dara Shukoh in Mughal India.

It speaks of Shukoh, of whom less is written, much less spoken. A fascinating look of a family, Aurangzeb's ascension to the throne, and the politics that happened in its wake.…
Book 13: So All Is Peace by Vandana Singh-Lal

So All Is Peace is about women living in the country – their daily encounters with men, and what it leads to. It is a book about starvation and more.…
January 2020 Wrap-Up.

13 books read. Image
Book 14: Amour: How the French Talk About Love by Stefania Rousselle.

Amour as a book made me think about my loves and my relationships. Relationships with my parents, my lovers, friends, and the ones that didn’t culminate to anything.…
Book 15: Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue: Delhi Poems by Akhil Katyal. Art: Vishwajyoti Ghosh

Katyal’s poems are about love, longing, a homage to Delhi, to its streets & signs, its small shops, crooked lanes, its monuments, & corners where lovers meet.…
Book 16: Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna. Translated from the French by Helge Dascher.

“Year of the Rabbit” is a story of a family in the times of Khmer Rouge. This book is the story of a family journeying from Phnom Penh in the hope of freedom.…
Book 17: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.

“Citizen” is the perfect book of our times and sadly represents the world that we live in. It is an age of race differentiation, colour differentiation and violence, and sometimes also hope.…
Book 18: Snow, Dog, Foot by Claudio Morandini. Translated from the Italian by J. Ockenden

Claudio Morandini is fantastic at spinning a tale of a man, a dog, & a human foot that appears, poking out of the receding snow, and all this occurs on a mountain.…
Book 19: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende. Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson.

Allende’s prose is glorious, and exacting. The book travels from Spain to France, Chile & Venezuela, & each detail is well-thought after…
Book 20: How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones.

You have to fight, reclaim a lot, snatch even, and live on your terms. “How We Fight for Our Lives” by Saeed Jones is a memoir that has several layers to it. Of being gay, black and more.…
Book 21: The Book of Indian Kings: Stories & Essays

The writing is lucid. The book is to the point. Not a single piece to me stuck out as a sore thumb, which says a lot about a collection. Read it over a weekend. You will definitely not be disappointed.…
Book 22: Chhotu: A Tale of Partition and Love by Varud Gupta and Ayushi Rastogi.

Would recommend it to people who just want to start reading about the Partition.…
Book 23: Letters of Note: Love. Compiled by Shaun Usher.

Whether it is Nabokov writing to his wife, or Johnny Cash to June Carter, each letter is unique, each expressing love in a different manner.…
Book 24: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Dear Edward, is about empty spaces in our lives. The void that fills itself. Wounds that heal. A book about small graces & mercies. A book about how we cope with loss.…
Book 25: Weather by Jenny Offill.

Weather is a novel that is everything & more – situation of climate change that we are in, about a marriage that seems to be in control and yet felt to me that it was tearing at the seams and relationships.…
February 2020 Wrap-Up.

12 books read.… Image
Book 26 of 2020.

I love Moshfegh’s writing, that shines most brightly in her latest book, “Death in Her Hands”. We have an unreliable narrator, a dog, & an elderly widow whose life is turned around when she finds a strange note on a walk in the woods.…
Book 27: Fern Road by Angshu Dasgupta.

Fern Road is about Orko who thought he would grow-up to be like his mother, till she disappears. And then it dawns on him that boys grow up to be men and not women.…
Book 28:Faces on the Tip of My Tongue by Emmanuelle Pagano. Translated from the French by Sophie Lewis & Jennifer Higgins

Pagano’s writing is raw in most places, tender in some, with the sense of place at the center. The translation is absolutely perfect…
Book 29: The Seep by Chana Porter.

The Seep is an entity who lures, and alters you beyond belief. Trina’s story is of a heartbreak, loss in times that you do not fathom, and more than anything else when the world around you is constantly changing.…
Book 30: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar. Translated from the Persian.

This book is about hope, about surviving through the darkest times, and sometimes also understanding that someday you give up and live a little.…
Book 31: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara.

Djinn Patrol is a coming-of-age story, a thriller, a literary story, a fantasy, a story that is both linear and nonlinear, and a story that is tough with a heart that’s as soft as cotton.…
Book 32: And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories & Other Revenges by @ambernoelle

From husbands who grow wings, lion tamers that get eaten, and moments of extraordinary happiness, Spark’s stories are dangerous, on-the-edge, and comforting (strangely)…
Book 33: Fabulous by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

These eight stories are derived from popular and not-so-popular myths. Myths are constantly being adapted and this is one example of that. Each of these stories is set in modern Britain.…
Book 34: Apartment by Teddy Wayne

Wayne’s writing falls on the thriller/mystery device & that worked for me, even though there were some parts when the characters did not connect with me. I did finish the book in three days, while reading other books…
Book 35: The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Once Michael goes to university, that he truly realises that he wants to perform in drag. He wants to do this with no labels, with all fierceness. All he wants is to be The Black Flamingo, in a world of pink ones…
Book 36: A Burning by Megha Majumdar

A Burning is a book of human beings who are lost, are a bundle of contradictions, and a book of our times. It shows us the mirror in more than one way.…
Book 37: Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin. Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell.

They are called Kentukis. They aren’t robots, or toys, or not even phones. They are devices that connect you with other humans without really connecting you.…
Book 38: The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld. Translated from the Dutch by Michele Hutchison

"Every layer of grief, redemption, and how to live in a world without someone lends to what I felt when I lost a loved one."…
Book 39: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. Translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder.

The Memory Police is a meditation on loss, insanity when it consumes you, a comment on love, friendship, and what it takes to survive in a totalitarian regime.…
Book 40: Girl by Edna O'Brien.

Girl is based on the abduction of hundreds of convent girls who were group-raped by the Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria.…
Book 41: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes.

I liked the structure of the book, in the sense of it being an all-female perspective. Right from Penelope to Cassandra to Calliope to Hera and also the lesser-known women of this epic battle.…
Book 42: Amnesty by Aravind Adiga.

I wish Amnesty had the heart of Last Man in Tower or the cleverness of Between the Assassinations, but I am just being biased. You should read the book if you want to, and decide for yourself.…
Book 43: The Other Name: Septology I-II by Jon Fosse. Translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls.

The Other Name speaks of so many things – faith, love, loneliness, identity, memory, and above all what art is all about.…
Book 44: Mac’s Problem by Enrique Vila-Matas. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa and Sophie Hughes.

Vila-Matas’ writing is full of literary references, and stellar prose if anything.…
Book 45: Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann. Translated from the German by Ross Benjamin.

When I started reading Tyll, I was really into the book for at least fifty pages or so, until it just became a chore, but spots of brilliance making an appearance now & then.…
Book 46: Red Dog by Willem Anker. Translated from the Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns

Red Dog is not everyone’s cup of tea, maybe just like Cormac McCarthy’s books aren’t. The translation didn’t do it for me. It seemed patchy in most places.…
Book 47: The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cámara Cabezón. Translated from the Spanish by Fiona Mackintosh & Iona Macintyre

There is so much to take away from it, and not just about being queer, or a woman, but historically as well. A must-read.…
Book 48: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor. Translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes

The vividness of a small Mexican village comes through stunningly in Hurricane Season. It reminded me of other Latin-American writers, and yet so different…
Book 49: The Sea Cloak & Other Stories by Nayrouz Qarmout. Translated from the Arabic by Perween Richards. Title story translated by Charis Bredin.

The Sea Cloak & Other Stories helped me understand more about the Israel-Palestine conflict.…
Book 50: The Little Snake by A.L. Kennedy

The book is influenced by The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and I am not surprised given the language used and descriptions of beauty lending to hope in times of hopelessness.…
Book 51: Suralakshmi Villa by Aruna Chakravarti.…
Book 52: Brother and Sister: A Memoir by Diane Keaton.…
April 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

Managed to read only 4 books last month. But it’s been good.

Hopefully, May will be way better. Image
Book 53 of 2020. The Milk of Dreams by Leonora Carrington. @nyrbclassics…

These stories are dark – with children’s body parts missing, some sewed back, and a story also of a vulture stuck in gelatin.
Book 54 of 2020. The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders. @riverheadbooks…

This novella is frighteningly prescient. We are living it in a way. Most countries of the world today have their own Phil, and their reign isn’t brief.
Book 55 of 2020. A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations by Pico Iyer.

The book is also a bundle of contradictions – but the Japanese seem to enjoy their contradictions and things done or said for convenience.…
Book 56 of 2020: Once and Forever: The Tales of Kenji Miyazawa by Kenji Miyazawa. Translated from the Japanese by John Bester

Two dozen tales of joy, innocence, tragic – all deeply rooted to Japanese folklore & connected to the flora & fauna of the land…
Book 57 of 2020: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

This book is a lesson on kindness, compassion, elegance, and different ways to view the world. We all need different points of view, and Towles through this book presents plenty of them.…
Book 58 of 2020. The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

The Best We Could Do is also about coping with life on a daily basis, with the past almost overseeing and controlling events.…
Book 59 of 2020. The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld.

We all need that rabbit in our lives. Someone who will listen. This book reassures us about people in our lives, about the love, the kindness, and why do we hold them dear and close to us.…
Book 60 of 2020. The Radiance of a Thousand Suns by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar.

How easily we forget our painful pasts – whether it is the Partition or the ’84 pogrom, or Godhra, or Mumbai blasts – each incident forgotten in the name of carrying on.…
Book 61 of 2020. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

We all need to pause and consume art that heals. The kind of art that doesn’t weigh heavy on your heart.…
Book 62: The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh. A reread (I think for the 4th time) that I will never tire of. Very highly recommended to those who have yet to read this gem. Image
Book 63: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. A book of ordinary circumstances, the mundane, and at the heart of it a woman who will speak her mind and do what she must to live. Image
Book 64: The Emerald Light in the Air by Donald Antrim. A collection of short stories that is all about searching for something, understanding, loving, and finding your own. Image
Book 65: Little Gods by Meng Jin. A very interesting premise that falls flat in some places and shines in others. A book again about finding your roots, breaking away from tradition, and exploring relationships. Image
Book 66: Darkness by Ratnakar Matkari. Translated from the Marathi by Vikrant Pande.

“Darkness” for me worked on several plot points, stories, and gave me the much-needed spooks. At the same time, it also got repetitive in most part, and predictable.…
Book 67: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout. The sequel in a sense (you don't need to read Olive Kitteridge) and a brilliant one at that. Strout hits it out of the park, once more. Image
Book 68: Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh.

Train to Pakistan to about human nature, religion, the concept of life and death, and how suddenly it is either each man for his own or coming together of people in times of crisis.…
Book 69: The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan.

The Clothesline Swing is about forbidden love, about home that is no longer home – or will always be in memory, it is about the stories that keep us alive and make us live one day to the next.…
Book 70: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.

Maggie O'Farrell brings to light the death of Shakespeare's son, the grief of a father and a family, and how he came to write Hamlet. True or not, this book had me weep and stunned by its prose. Image
Book 71: Exhalation by Ted Chiang. All I can say is that this collection of stories breaks the concept of genre. Each story is just a story and a damn good one at that. Just read this collection, please. Image
Book 72: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson. Six kids meet every week to talk about their lives, insecurities, fears, and what keeps them going. They are from different backgrounds and feel safe when they are together. Short and spectacular. Image
Book 73: Grandmothers by Salley Vickers.

Grandmothers is all about relationships, intersecting lives, and the back stories of women who are otherwise only seen as most ordinary.…
Book 74: Guestbook: Ghost Stories by Leanne Shapton.

From a tennis player who breaks down after every win (you will know why when you read it) to the different versions of how people viewed the iceberg that sank the Titanic, each story is creepy.…
Book 75: Index Cards by Moyra Davey.

This book is a rarity. It will make you want to sit and write. It is about the author's thoughts and jottings that she had done on index cards, focusing on the everyday occurrences of reading and writing. Image
Book 76: The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

An epic story of a family - spanning generations of loss and love and above all mental illness and addiction that runs right through them. Image
Book 77: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi.

The story is about Vivek Oji and his death and life – and what led to his death. It is about gender fluidity in a place where LGBT rights are not recognised, and it is a crime to be anything but normal.…
Book 78: Sleepovers by Jacqueline Wilson.

Wilson writes about young girls and their sisterhood in the sweetest and real manner. It is a lesson on empathy and kindness which we so need in the world we live in.…
Book 79: Atonement by Ian McEwan. I do not know why I waited this long to read this fantastic piece of work. I won't watch the movie but please read this book. McEwan's writing is perfect. Image
Book 80: Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga. Translated from the French by Jordan Stump. Not an easy read. This is the story of Scholastique's Tutsi family being wiped away completely in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. It reminded me of the Delhi pogrom of Muslims of 2020. Image
Book 81: Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read.

A collection of superb essays by one of my favourite writers on reading, on writers, and also sometimes on not reading. Image
Book 82: American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. A great literary thriller, if I may call it that. Fast-paced, and yet profound in most places. A perfect combination. Image
Book 83: Writers and Lovers by Lily King. Hands down, this is one of the best books I've read this year. A book about what it takes to be a writer, about friendships, lovers, and what it takes to be alive. Funny and wise. Image
Book 84: Optic Nerve by María Gainza. Translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead. The narrator's relationship with art and how it impacts her life is something you don't come across in literature and when you do, you devour it. Image
Book 85: If it Bleeds by Stephen King. This collection of novellas may not be his best work or even amongst the best, but he is King and the classic elements are all there. Good writing. Plot twists. Suspense. Thrill. Lots of emotion. Image
Book 86: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. This one will take some time for you to get into. Fantasy, supernatural, and a journey at the heart of it. It meanders for sure, but I fell in love with the narrative and prose. Image
Book 87: The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love by Parvati Sharma. Love of all kinds: sibling, parental, homosexual, heterosexual, three-way, self-obsessed love, and the works. Love that is disfigured. Love that is not. Just stories of love, and more love. Read it. Image
Book 88: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. A coming of age book in space. A girl who chooses to attend the University far and beyond against the wishes of her family. Okorafor’s use of cultural distinctions is evident and brilliantly done. Can't wait to read the other two parts. Image
Book 89: Akbar: The Great Mughal by Ira Mukhoty. This one is a rollercoaster of a read. Everything you were told about Akbar, studied about him, and what you wanted to know - it is all there. Meticulously researched and without any bias. Historical writing at its best. Image
Book 90: Body and Blood by Benyamin. Translated from the Malayalam by Swarup B.R. A book that starts off with faith, God, negates it all, comes back to it, and then toward the second-half becomes a thriller. Just wowed me on so many levels. Image
Book 91: Dragman by Steven Appleby. A superhero who only gets his power from dressing in women's clothes, and also loves it. A book about diversity like no other. A graphic novel like no other. Image
Book 92: A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood. A book that breaks my heart with every reread. And it doesn't help that I read it as I grow older. It hurts even more. A Single Man is everything, depicting loneliness at every level, not just that of a gay man. Image
Book 93: Braised Pork by An Yu. An unusual book but extremely satisfying. A book about finding yourself, and along the way some very weird encounters and connections with one's life. Excellent writing. Image
Book 94: A Greater Music by Bae Suah. Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith. #womenintranslation I think this novel is everything packed into one - it is funny, emotional, dark, and at the same time extremely psychological. Also, might I add, queer. Perfect for the rains. Image
Book 95: The Houseguest: And Other Stories
by Amparo Dávila, Translated from the Spanish by Matthew Gleeson and Audrey Harris. Another #womenintranslation pick, this collection of stories is weird, a cross between Kafka, Leonora Carrington, and Murakami. Heady and often surreal. Image
Book 96. The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories by Nisha Susan. A refreshing collection of stories traversing the digital landscape of India when it comes to relationships, sex, intellectual stimulation, & deterioration of the self. Witty and clever. Must read! Image
Book 97. Expensive People by Joyce Carol Oates. One of my all-time favourite writers. She writes about the dysfunctional American family like no other, in my opinion. This is an old title but very-well written, depicting the social class of America and its pretentious affluence. Image
Book 98. Spark by Naoki Matayoshi. Translated from the Japanese by Alison Watts. This book isn't everyone's cup of tea. It is about a comedian's journey & a story of a friendship that shines. I loved the friendship angle and perhaps that's why the book stayed with me. Image
Book 99. Here is the Beehive is a story of a relationship, of love, of loss, and how the world seems when the beloved is no longer in it. At what point do you start doubting love, only because both of you were married to different people?…
Book 100. The Times I Knew I Was Gay is a graphic memoir by Eleanor Crewes and how she came out to her friends, her brother, and finally to herself about being gay. This book makes you realize how difficult it is to know & yet deny who you are.…
Book 101. Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud. The title of the book is taken from one of my favourite poems by Derek Walcott, to show us how sometimes love is just what it is – uncomplicated, simple, and in so many ways elegant and forgiving.…
Book 102. Undertow by Jahnavi Barua. “Undertow” by Jahnavi Barua is about relationships that go sour, that are no longer what they used to be, that can be mended, relationships that can start over.…
Book 103. The Book of Extraordinary Deaths by Cecilia Ruiz. It is a short compilation of unusual and ironic deaths throughout history. A great interesting read.…
Book 104. In Search of Heer by Manjul Bajaj. Manjul Bajaj’s In Search of Heer is a modern retelling in the sense that it breaks all barriers of telling the original story. It also sticks to the skeletal system, but creates her own flesh as she moves along…
Book 105. The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. Elena Ferrante’s fiction is not for the weak. But by god it is wonderful and brilliant writing. @EuropaEdUK @DanielaPetracco @RachaelASmall…
Book 106: Ib's Endless Search for Satisfaction by Roshan Ali. Roshan Ali’s writing is unapologetic – he speaks of things that are uncomfortable – of death, sex, his father’s condition, and in all of this the complexity of living.…
Book 107. These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light by Dharini Bhaskar. Absent people who inhabit spaces of the heart, from which they can’t be evicted, no matter how hard one tries.…

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Since everyone is doing their top 100 books lists and such, here are my top 100 Indian reads of 2021.

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