The 2008 Reading List

There’s a stack of (insert sheepish-look) hardcovers on my desk. And all sorts of paperbacks. But it’s the hardcovers that stare accusingly. Asterisked books are recommended for you.  Yes, you.

*The Alchemy of Desire by Tarun Tejpal

*The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux

*The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

*Heat by Bill Buford

Red Sun (Travels in Naxalite Country) by Sudeep Chakravarty

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

*My Revolutions by Hari Kunzru

*Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

The Konkans by Tony D’Souza

*A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul

*Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

Black Postcards by Dean Wareham

*State by State ed. Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey

De Niro’s Game by Rawi Hage

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