“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” We are reminded of this quote by George R.R.Martin whenever talking about the profound love for books and reading. We believe 2017 as an year wasn’t as good but it was really great for literature. We delved the internet and found out the best reads that were published in 2017 by indian authors.
How To Be A Bawse : Lilly Singh a.k.a IISuperwomanII
One of the most popular youtube sensations from India, Lily Singh definitely paved her way through the tough world. In this book she chronicles all the struggles, late nights, missed opportunities and the eventual toll it takes on one’s social life. She finally noted down how she got to be the bawse in the classic IISuperwomanII way.
I Do What I Do : Raghuram G. Rajan
A non fiction autobiography by the former governor of RBI himself. Narrating about the eventual rise to become one of the top economists in India, Rajan’s book also talks about the Indian economy and the financial future of India.
Pashmina : Nidhi Chanani
This graphic novel features an Indian-American teenager Priyanka, as she deals with being a brown person in America living with a single parent i.e. her mom. It’s a tale that amalgams with her mother struggling to incorporate the Indian culture in her.
Wild Embers : Nikita Gill
The book is a masterpiece of short poems entails wild revolution, femininity, transcendence of love, wisdom and self empowerment. The core of most stories revolves around our oneness in the universe.
The Sun & Her Flowers : Rupi Kaur
After the huge success of Milk and Honey, Kaur published her second collection of poetry in 2017. It was much awaited and is undoubtedly enthralling. This book celebrates the different aspects of life and love using flower as a metaphor in terms of wilting, falling and uprooting.
Selection Day : Aravind Adiga
A story of a 14 year old boy living in the slums of Mumbai whose life takes a topsy turvy turn when he meets a privileged Muslim boy forcing him to question his identity in the world.
No One Can Pronounce My Name Right : Rakesh Satyal
This novel focuses of a group of India-Americans living outside Cleveland, to try an highlight what it’s like to be an immigrant. Satyal streams through the group as they try to adapt to their adopted home while also struggling to retain their Indian identity.
So grab a mug of coffee and sit in the snuggliest corner in your house and binge read!