My nose has been buried in these…. 2012


1. Women of Sand and Myrrh by Hanan Al-Shaykh

2. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult. Reviewed here.

3. There goes the Bride by M. C. Beaton

4. What Happened to Anna K by Irina Reyn

5. Faith by Lesley Pearse

6.The Truth about Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell Reviewed here.

7. A Song in the Daylight by Paullina Simons

8. Someone Special by Sheila O’Flannagan

9. The Book of Shadows by Namita Gokhale

10. The Japanese Lover by Rani Manicka Reviewed here

11.The Donor by Helen Fitzgerald Reviewed here.

12. A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde

13.Angels by Marian Keyes

14. Summer of Love by Katie Fforde

15.The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra Reviewed here.

16. The Lost Empire of Atlantis by Gavin Menzies Reviewed here


17. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert Reviewed here

18. Darjeeling by Bharti Kirchner Reviewed here

19. Promises, Promises by Erica James Reviewed here

20. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin Reviewed here

21. Vengeance by Susan Lewis

22.The Younger Man by Sarah Tucker

23. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen Reviewed here

24. Transmission by Hari Kunzru

25. In the Kitchen by Monica Ali Reviewed here

26. Love Letters by Katie Fforde


27. The Death of Mr Love by Indra Sinha Reviewed here

28. The Killing Place by Tess Gerritsen  Reviewed here.

29.The Doctor will see you now. By Max Pemberton Reviewed here

30. Love and Devotion by Erica James Reviewed here

31.The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee Reviewed here

32. Zohra by Zeenuth Futehally 4/5 Reviewed here

33. The Wedding Wallah by Farahad Zama 3.5/5 Reviewed here

34. What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin 4.5/5 Reviewed here

35. Companions of Paradise by Thalassia Ali 3/5

36.Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult 4.5/5 Reviewed here

37. Saraswati Park by Anjali Joseph

38.Wrapped up in You by Carole Mathews

39. Hidden Talents by Erica James

40. Never a Hero to Me by Tracy Black Reviewed here.


41. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George

42. The Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult Reviewed here

43. A Breath of Fresh Air by Erica James

44. How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran Have linked reviews of this book in this post.

45. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra Gave up reading it mid way. It just could not keep my interest. Might come back to it later.

46. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella Reviewed here

47. The Virgin Queen’s Daughter by Ella March Chase Reviewed here

48. A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell

49. Trafficked – My Story by Sophie Hayes Reviewed here

50. Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee. Started reading, only to realize that I had read it some years back. Reread it.

51. The Love Verb by Jane Green Reviewed here

52. One Day at a time by Danielle Steel

53.Ellie Andrews has Second Thoughts by Ruth Saberton


54.84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Reviewed here

55. Marrying Anita by Anita Jain

56. A Year in the World : journeys of a passionate traveler by Frances Meyes Reviewed here

57. The Birthday Party by Veronica Henry

58. The Devil’s Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald

59. Hippy Chick by Louise Harwood

60. The Gap Year for Grownups by Annie Sanders

61. White Mughals by William Dalrymple

62. Meet me at the cupcake cafe by Jenny Colgan Reviewed here

63. Don’t Blink by James Patterson

64. The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson Reveiwed here.

65. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

66. The Perfect Man by Sheila O’Flanagan

June 2012

67. Catching Babies by Sheena Byrom Reviewed here

68. A Mother’s Wish by Debbie Macomber

69. Songs of a Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult

70. The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

71. The Beach House by Jane Green

72. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

73. The Better Half by Sarah Harte

74. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

75. My Last Confession by Helen Fitzgerald


76. Bad Behaviour by Sheila O’Flanagan

77. Someone Else’s Garden by Dipika Rai had to be abandoned midway. Library book, and I had to give it back on my last day in Leeds.

78. Royal Gin O’Clock by the Queen(of Twitter)

79. My God is a Woman by Noor Zaheer

80. Riot by Shashi Tharoor Reviewed here


81. A Calendar too Crowded by Sagarika Chakraborty

82. Mayada Daughter of Iraq by Jean Sasson Reviewed here

83. The Immortals of Meluha by Amish

84. The Secret of the Nagas by Amish

85. Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master by Sri M Currently reading(Re-reading)

86. Keep the Change by Nirupama Subramanian

87. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

88. Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresan

89. When He was Wicked by Julia Quinn

90. Antharjanam: Memoirs of a Namboodiri Woman by Devaki Nilayamgode

91. The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain

92. When the Snow Melts by Vinod Joseph


93. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

94. Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson

95. Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain

96. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

97. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

98. The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson

99. The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi

100. Tea for Two and a piece of Cake by Preeti Shenoy

101. For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani

102. Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamberlain

103. Does He Know a Mother’s Heart: How Suffering Refutes Religions by Arun Shourie

104. Chanakya’s Chants by Ashwin Sanghi

105. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

106. Just Married, Please Excuse by Yashodhara Lal

107. Someone to Watch Over me by Judith McNaught

108. Grand Avenue by Joy Fielding

109. Every Breath You take by Judith McNaught

110. Night Road by Kristin Hannah

111. Inspite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India by Edward Luce


112. Return to India by Shoba Narayan

113. Kith and Kin by Sheila Kumar

114. Where the Rain is born: Writings about Kerala, Edited by Anita Nair

115. A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi

116. Mayil Will Not be Quiet by Niveditha Subramaniam and Sowmya Rajendran

117. Anita and Me by Meera Syal

118. Prince of Ayodhya by Ashok K Banker

119. Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River by Alice Alninia

120. Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

121. Henna for the Broken Hearted by Sharrell Cook

122. Wrong Means Right End by Varsha Dixit


123. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

124. The Diary of a Social Butterfly by Moni Mohsin

125. The Motherhood Walk of Fame by Shari Low

126. The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam

127. You are Here by Madhavan Meenakshi Reddy

128. Lajja by Taslima Nasrin

130. Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham

131. May you be a Mother of a Hundred Sons by Elisabeth Bumiller

132. One and a half Wife by Meghana Pant

133. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

134. When the Lotus Blooms by Kanchana Krishnan Ayyar

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