Books – December 2015

I have finished the books I mentioned in my earlier post regarding books of Nov 2015 except for Deadhouse gates (Malazan book 2) which is still ongoing and shows no sign of nearing completion.

As a part of my travel during the winter break, in Phoenix, I visited an old bookshop where I picked up the hardcopy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel namely – The Remains of the Day. The bookshop was really old school, one like which I had never come across before. They accepted only cash and had paperbacks that would be the dream of any book collector. Although I was tempted to buy many of those books, I did not as I have decided not to get too many hard copies unless I have a bookshelf waiting for them back in my home.

I will be reading only this book for most part of January 2016 and hopefully be able to read more and better the upcoming year than I already did.

Also, I sent out mails to friends of mine asking what was/were their facorite read(s) of 2015 so that I could make a to-read list for 2016 that was rich in diversity. Once I hear back from a decent number of them, I will create a blog post here with the names of the books they replied back.

My favorite reads for 2015 have been the following books

1. A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces: Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present by David Davidar

2. Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India’s Poorest Districts by P. Sainath

Both these books are filled with short stories, some of the best I have read and they are sure to stay with you for a very long time after you have read them.