It has been twelve whole days since I started my blog marathon. Time has sped by so fast. In fact, the whole year has sped by so fast. It feels like just yesterday that I was preparing my 'reading wall' which I do a the start of the year. I started this two years ago.
If you want to know what a reading wall is, click HERE.
It's basically a list of books that I read the entire year.
Many of you have been asking me to recommend the 'best books'. I am reluctant to do so, because tastes vary. It is like person asking me to recommend what they should eat. The recommendation would depend on whether they like South-Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Japanese , Singaporean or any other specific cuisine. It would be meaningless to recommend Idlis to someone who hates South Indian food.
This is the reason I do not recommend books. My tastes tend to be eclectic. What is outstanding for me might me egregious for you. So, unless I know the person very well, I will never recommend books.
But from the mails I get, I know people want to know what I like. I get asked all the time. Hence I thought I would share with you, the books I really liked that I read this year. I have read more than 30 books this year, and it is very hard to choose only a few. Yet, here are a few.
Topping my best reads this year is Kristen Hannah's Nightingale.
I also LOVED Ruth Hogan's Keeper of Lost things.
I LOVED Vaikom Muhamed Basheer's Childhood friends.(but the translation doesn't do justice) Here's what I tweeted when I finished the book.
I also loved Elif Shafak's Forty Rules of Love
Among the Indian authors I enjoyed reading this year are
Kiran Manral's Missing, Presumed Dead
Anita Nair's Eating wasps
Kavita Kane's Fisher Queen's dynasty
Chitra Divakaruni's Palace of Illusions
This year I had resolved to read a lot of women authors and I did. I discovered some new ones, and also went back to some old favourites.
What are the best books YOU read this year?
Tell me in comments.
And oh--I will be going live tomorrow (14th December, Friday) on Facebook at 11.30 am and on Instagram at 12.00 noon.
I will be revealing a surprise. So please do join me! I am very excited about it.
Speak to you tomorrow.Love
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