Sunday, March 21, 2010
list: reading material
2 States: The story of my marriage by Chetan Bhagat. I wan't really too keen on reading this, but thoroughly enjoyed it, especially his comparisons between his Punjabi mother and Tamilian mother-in-law.
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (gifted to me by the lovely Marina, when we met in Delhi). A wonderfully relaxing and feel good book set on an island in Finland.
Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. I had to re-read this one, especially after seeing the movie and the drama about what percentage of the book got made into the movie.
Maharani by Jarmani Dass. A waste of time in my opinion. I'd read his book on Maharajas earlier and that was somewhat better, but still just too gossipy and one-dimensional.
Maharani by Elaine Williams (yes, I read two books with the same name, that too back to back! An account of Princess Brinda of Kapurthala's life, interesting, grand, sad at the same time.
Think Everest by Atul and Anita Karwal. I feel very proud to have read this book. It's written by my hubby's cousin sister and brother-in-law, who scaled Mt Everest in May 2008 (Just my brother-in-law). An amazing feat by any standards, the book is extra special in the way he has woven his journey before the attempt and stories about his family. A must read. The book will be launched by The Dalai Lama later on this year.
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Am currently reading this one....enjoying it, but quite frankly not as much as I enjoyed the book.