23 May 2007

Geeta tagged me.

The book titles in bold are those I've read, those in italics are those I want to read and the others are those I have no idea about. As you can see, I'm not so great on Indian authors!

1. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri (made me totally understand all my young ABCD relatives!)
2. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy (well I live in the neighbourhood.)
3. An Equal Music – Vikram Seth
4. The Vine of Desire – Chitra Divakaruni
5. Mulligatawny Soup – Manorama Mathai (didn’t know she did humor)
6. The Burden of Foreknowledge – Jawahara Saidulla
7. By the River Pampa I stood – Geeta Abraham Jose
8. My Story – Kamala Das
9. The Raj – Gita Mehta
10. Circumferences – Suma Josson
11. Mediocre but Arrogant – Abhijit Bhaduri
12. The Enigma of Arrival – V.S.Naipaul (for serious readers only!)
13. The Better Man – Anita Nair (I enjoyed it)
14. Fault lines – Meena Alexander
15. The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai
16. Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai
17. Bookless in Baghdad – Shashi Tharoor
18. Train to Pakistan – Khushwant Singh
19. Difficult Daughters- Manju Kapur
20. Desirable Daughters- Bharati Mukherjee
21. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
22. The Feast of Roses – Indu Sundaresan
23. Malgudi Days – R.K.Narayan (read it a long time ago!)
24. Five Point Someone – Chetan Bhagat
25. Anything for You, Ma'am – Tushar Raheja (your comment makes me feel like reading it)
26. The Moor's Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie (I liked most of Rushdie’s books)

9 comments:

Hip Grandma said...

19. Difficult Daughters- Manju Kapur
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
These are two books I'd recommend for you to read.I want to read 'The namesake' i must check if it is there in my daughter's collection.

Geets said...

Hey!!!!!
Thanx for doing the tag!

Rohini said...

Inheritance of Loss is a must-read because of the awards but don't expect too much or you might be disappointed

eve's lungs said...

Susan - my comments on books that have left me shaken and stirred and those that havent .

By the River Pampa I stood – Geeta Abraham Jose - Just bought it and lik what I've read so far .
8. My Story – Kamala Das - read this when i was in school . I admire this lady
9. The Raj – Gita Mehta - Wonderful book - I must have read it about 10 times
17. Bookless in Baghdad – Shashi Tharoor. NOT THAT I'VE READ IT BUT ISNT IT HORRIBLE TO BE BOOKLESS ANYWHERE ?
18. Train to Pakistan – Khushwant Singh. This is an all time favourite with Ashis and me - please do read it .
19. Difficult Daughters- Manju Kapur - Not bad .
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21. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry - Another all time favourte with us - read read
23. Malgudi Days – R.K.Narayan (read it a long time ago!) Well read it again !!
24. Five Point Someone – Chetan Bhagat- Very commendable
26. The Moor's Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie - Yes Yes Yes - another superb book .

The Namesake neither shook nor stirred me - the film did .

Esbee said...

I am reading Kiran Desai's "Inheritance of Loss" now.

"Fasting, Feasting", by Anita Desai, is quite good. It's not my favorite one by her (toss-up between "Fire on the Mountain" and "Baumgartner's Bombay"), but all her stuff is so good that it's well worth the read.

The library just called to tell Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Namesake" is in for me, hooray! If you can get your hands on her book of short stories, "Interpreter of Maladies," grab it! It's absolutely poignant.

hillgrandmom said...

Thanks all for all the recommendations :)
Geets, did you see that you have a live favourable review?
Rohini, read a -ve review of "I..of L.. , which made me hesitate about reading it.
Eve' L-a rare case of the movie being better than the book?
HipG the books chosen by you have also got a good review from EL. So must read.
Esbee--you seem well up on Indian authors!

Geets said...

Yeah, I'm delighted to hear that!

Hip Grandma said...

hillgmom,
how do you insert photographs in your post?I am trying to do it but cannot do it.

hillgrandmom said...

Hip Grandma, on your blog posting page you get a small image like a picture on the side and if you click on that you go to a page to add photos.