Books i read

I was not into reading before,read very few books.Now that i am SAHM and have time on hand and met people in the blogosphere who are avid readers.Picked up these books from the list given by IHM in one of her post and others.The list mainly includes books recommended by smitha who blogs @

From July 2009

The Thousand Splendid Suns — Khaled Hosseini *****

The Colour Purple — Alice Walker ****

The Kite runner –Khaled Hosseini ****

Daughters of Arabia — Jean Sasson **

The White Tiger — Aravind Adiga **

Brick Lane — Monica Ali  ***

Not without my daughter — Betty Mahmoody *****

The Namesake — Jhumpa Lahiri ****


Two States —- Chetan Bhagat **

The God of Small Things—- Arundhati Roy ****

Ladies Coupe — Anita Nair***

Interpreter of Maladies—Jhumpa Lahiri ****

Chocolat — Joanne Harris (half read)

Anil’s Ghost — Michael Ondatje **

Arranged Marriage — chitra banerjee divakaruni *****

The Inheritance Of Loss — Kiran Desai ****

The Undomestic Goddess — Sophie Kinsella *****

Mistress — Amanda Quick *****

Five Point Someone — Chetan Bhagat ****

Three mistakes of my life — Chetan Bhagat *

Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas — James Patterson *****

The Dairy of Young Girl — Anne Frank ****

One Night at the call center — Chetan Bhagat*


The book seller of Kabul — Asne Seierstad ****

Wise & Otherwise A salute to Life — Sudha Murthy ****

Dollar Bahu — Sudha Murthy *****

The Palace of Illusions — Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni *****

The Hungry Tide — Amitav Ghosh (reading now)

A Bowlful of Butterflies — Ritu Lalit ***

The old man and his god — Sudha Murthy

The Mistress — Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ***

The Sari Shop — Rupa Bajwa ***

My Sisters Keeper — Jodi Picoult *****

Chanakya’s Chant — Ashwin Sanghi ***

Season of Passion — Danielle Steel ****

Immortals of Meluha — Amish Tripathi ***

The secrets of the Nagas — Amish Tripathi ****


Shame— Jasvinder Sanghera **

Shallows of Kabul — Yasmina Khadra ****

I’ve got your number — Sophie kinsella *****

The Twentieth Wife — Indu Sundaresan ***

Feast of Roses— Indu Sunderesan***

Mistress of spice — Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni *

Lajja — Taslima Nasrin ****

The secret daughter — Shilpi somaya gowda ****

The song of the cukoo bird— Amullya Malladi **

The sound of language— Amullya Malladi ****

Shadow Princess — Indu Sundaresan *****

Purple Hibiscis —- Chimamanda*****

The Good Muslim——-Tahmima Anam****

The golden age —-Tahmima Anam****

The Midwife’s Confession—–Diane Chamberlain ****

Jasmine skies —- Sita brahmachari***

Sister if my heart —- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ****

Mayada —- Jean Sasson****


Prisoner of Tehran -A Memoir —- Marina Nemat *****

A walk Across the Sun —Corban Addison****


Burnt Shadows —Kamila Shamsie****

The Glass Castle — Jeannette Walls*****

Daughter of Ganges—Asha Maro ****

Difficult Daughter—Manju Kapur***

The Kashmir Shawl— Rosie Thomas ****

A life less ordinary —Baby Halder ****

I forget to remember–A memoir of Amnesia — Su meck *****

Eat pray & Love — Elizabeth Gilbert ****

Reading Lolitha in Tehran —-Azar Nafasi

Summer of secrets —-  Charlotte Hubbard

Autumn winds — Charlotte Hubbard

Winter Wishes — Charlotte Hubbard

Infidel — Ayaan Hisri Ali

Delivery Me from Evil:A sadistic forster mother —- Alloma Gilbert

Rush home road — Lori Lansens

The colour of water —-A black man’s tribute to his white mother—James Mcbride

Climbing stairs —-Padma Venkataraman

Mother Daughter and me —-Katie Hafner

The sleeping Budha —- Hamida Ghafour

The Cry — Helen Fitzgerald


The death of Vishu – Manil Suri–currently reading


13 thoughts on “Books i read

  1. Wow I m first to comment on this page 🙂

    Yes,i added this page few days back

    So we have one more avid reader in our blogsamaj 🙂
    Not without my daughter — Betty Mahmoody is on my list too…

    I am reading this book now,it is excellent.

    My interest in books also increase a lot with blog…i think you feel more like reading others when you urself into writing..

  2. Even i loved The Namesake and The God of Small Things. Both are absolutely brilliant books. Have you tried The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh? Just finished reading it; pretty good!

    Welcome here.No i didn’t read but will check now for that book.

  3. Oh you’ve read “The White Tiger” too. I’m reading that now BUT I can’t seem to get into it completely. It’s taking me a long time to read. 😐

    I also liked “The colour purple.” 🙂

    Not read any of the others yet. 😐

  4. I just finished dollar bahu for the second time and wrote my review.. it was was such a breezy read that i took just half a day

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