My nose has been buried in these…. 2011



January – 2011

1. The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda – Review coming soon – 3.5 /5. Heavily recommended read. SRC

2. Room by Emma Donoghue. A book that can move you beyond words. I don’t have words to express how I feel about this book! Brilliant read.  4.5/5

3. Twelve rooms with a view by Theresa Reebeck – A fast, slick and interesting read. 3/5.

4. The Prayer Room by Shanthi Sekaran. An interesting reads. 3.5/5 SRC

5. Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera – An Absolute Must read – Opens our eyes to things we would have thought happens only in rural pockets of some countries. 4.5/5 SRC

6. The Perfect Wife by Margaret Leroy. A moving book about a woman who tries her best to be a ‘perfect mother’, only to be accused of a horrible crime, and stands to lose her precious daughter.

7. The Wish list by Martina Reilly. An interesting read. A young wife two children struggles with her husband’s addiction along with a lot of issues around her. Her son befriends a man who he thinks is Santa. 3/5


8. The Collector’s Wife by Mitra Phukan- Wonderful book. Great story line. Combines emotions with  political unrest and the ending just mind-blowing! 4/5 SRC

9. The Peacock Throne by Sujit Saraf – Finished! Finally! 3/5. Too lengthy and stopped being interesting after a point. Took me ages to complete it. The one thing the book had going for it, are the wonderful descriptions, which took you straight to where the story was taking place. SRC

10. Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie. Wonderful, wonderful book! 4/5. Can’t stop thinking about this book.SRC

11. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Fantastic read. 4/5. Can’t get enough of the book.

12. The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson. Wonderful, wonderful book. 4/5.

13. The Girl who played with Fire by Stieg Larsson. 4/5. Am so sad that the series is over!


14. September by Rosamunde Pilchar. An alright read. 2.5/5. I was not too taken by it.

15. Evening is the whole day by Preeta Samarasan – Captivating book. Characters beautifully etched. 4/5 SRC

16. One Day in May by Catherine Alliot. Fun, sweet read. 3.5/5

17. Just the three of us by Clare Dowling. Good old feel-good Chick lit. 3/5


18. Crossed Wires by Rosie Thornton – An easy read.. Not something that stood out or something I would remember much about later. 2.5/5

19. The Storyteller by Rabith Alameddine. 4/5. Wonderfully written book. Transports one to a different place!


20. Maximum City By Suketu Mehta – A fascinating book. The book is absolutely gripping. 4.5/5 SRC

21. Bordeaux Housewives by Daisy Waugh – A fun read with a very intriguing and different storyline. 4/5.

22. Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritson. 3/5

23. Last Dance with Valentino by Daisy Waugh – 3.5/5

24. The Desperate Diary of a Country Housewife by Daisy Waugh – 2.5/5

25. Positively Yours by Amanda Hearty – 3.5/5. Quick, fun read. Fun chick-lit.

26. The Second Wife by Elizabeth Buchan. 3/5. Interesting read.

27. Game Over by Adele Parks. Fun, easy read. 3/5

28. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David Landes – 4/5

June 2011

29. Nine Lives by William Dalrymple SRC

30. We shall pull it off by Suresh Taneja SRC


31. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese  – Brilliant, brilliant read! I loved this one.4.5/5 SRC

32. Tokyo Cancelled by Rana Dasgupta – Half read

33. To the moon and back by Jill Mansell

34. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert


35. Princess by Jean Sasson

36. Daughters of Arabia by Jean Sasson

37. Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master by Sri M SRC

38. Messages from the Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss

39. Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik SRC

40. Bitter Chocolate by Pinki Virani SRC

41. Afterwards by Jaishree Mishra SRC

42. The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan – Reread.SRC


43. The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple – Partially read

44. All you need is Love by Carole Mathews

45. The Difference a Day Makes by Carole Mathews

46. Daughters of  Fortune by Tara Hyland

47. The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory

48. Saving Grace by Ciara Geraghty

49. Growing up Bin Laden by Jean Sasson

50. The Secret Shopper Affair by Kate Harrison


51. Theodore Boone by John Grisham

52. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

53. A Rural Affair by Catherine Alliot

54. The Perfect Man by Naeem Murr – I gave up reading this after a bit.

55. The Confession by John Grisham

56. Not a girl like that by Catherine Alliot

57. In the Land of invisible women by Qanta A Ahmed SRC

58. The Salt Road by Jane Johnson – I gave up reading this after a bit.

59. Encore Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

60. World without End by Ken Follett.


61. A Scandalous Secret by Jaishree Misra SRC

62. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

63. Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks

64. Madras on Rainy Days by Samina Ali SRC

65. Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

66. Stolen by Tess Gerritson

67. The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni SRC

68. Too Close for Comfort by Clare Dowling

69. Stolen by Lesley Pearse

70. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult

71. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

72. That loving Feeling by Carole Mathews


73. Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna. Reviewed hereSRC

74. Marrying up by Wendy Holden

75. The Lives of Strangers by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni SRC

76. Girl Friday by Jane Green

77. Never Can Say Goodbye by Christina Jones.

78. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.

79. Where are you now? By Mary Higgins Clark

80. I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

81. Thanks for the memories by Cecelia Ahern

82. Bijou Roy by Ronica Dhar.SRC

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