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Books I have read of late:

  • Aimee Bender, The Color Master
  • George Saunders, The Tenth of December
  • Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria
  • Junot Diáz, This is How You Lose Her
  • Isabel Allende, The Island beneath the Sea
  • Ranjit Lal, The Battle for No. 19
  • Kuzhali Manickavel, Things We Found During the Autopsy
  • Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

You will notice a newly discovered interest in contemporary American authors, which was the shade of my reading in September. I am still on the outlook for others to read, although I’ve returned somewhat to the eclectic behaviour of my reading. You will also notice lots and lots of short stories. I also re-read most of Borges and Angela Carter’s short stories, and too many new standalone stories to name.

Authors to Read

  • Tariq Ali
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Italo Calvino
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Umberto Eco
  • Cornelia Funke
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Mohammed Hanif
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • George R. R. Martin
  • China Mieville
  • George Orwell
  • Rick Riordan
  • Arundhati Roy
  • Gore Vidal
  • Jeanette Winterson

Books to Read (by Previously Read Authors)

  • 1Q84, Haruki Murakami
  • Divisadero, Michael Ondaatje
  • The Golden Gate, Vikram Seth
  • The Golem’s Eye and Ptolemy’s Gate, Jonathan Stroud
  • Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami
  • The Magic Toyshop, Angela Carter
  • Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter
  • Solo, Rana Dasgupta
  • A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
  • Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
  • The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, Jose Saramago