The 2006 Reading List

[* means go out and get yerself a copy! Red means best book of the year.]

Calcutta by Krishna Dutta

The Vintage Book of Latin American Short Stories

*Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

*Maximum City by Suketu Mehta

*The Zanzibar Chest by Aidan Hartley

The Youth by Sunil Gangopadhyay

Open by John Feinstein

Tokyo Cancelled by Rana Dasgupta (didn’t finish this collection of stories in novel form. I just didn’t enjoy them, sorry.)

*The Thinking Fan’s Guide to the World Cup edited by Dave Eggers and Sean Wilson. Particularly good essays on Portugal and Spain.

*Three Horses by Erri De Luca

Temptations of the West by Pankaj Mishra

*This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun

*English, August by Upamanyu Chatterjee

*All That Is Gone by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

*Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

*Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

*In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India by Edward Luce

*King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

*Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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