Top Reads for 2017

I have given up trying to read 51 books a year because firstly it is 2017,
I probably spend more time on my phone than with books (lame excuse I know)
but I still try to read and I do want to read more.

As for 2017, I could only read 16 books.
but I think there were some real good books this year.

My top three reads for 2017 were


The Great Derangement/ The Ministry of Utmost Happiness/ No Path in Darjeeling is Straight

The other books included:

  1. Son of the Thundercloud by Eastern Kire
  2. The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai
  3. The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh
  4. Thamel: Dark Star of Kathmandu by Rabi Thapa
  5. Bicycle Dreaming by Mridula Koshy
  6. Into the Hidden Valley by Stuart Blackburn
  7. The Thing around your Neck by Chimammanda Ngozi Adichie
  8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  9. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  10. Landour Days -a writer’s journal by Ruskin Bond
  11. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
  12. The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat
  13. The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
  14. There’s a Carnival Today by I.B. Rai (Manjushree Thapa)
  15. No Path in Darjeeling is Straight by Parimal Bhattacharya
  16. Mad Country by Samrat Upadhyaya

Regardless of how many books we read,
the point is to keep reading…

welcome to yak country

saw so many yaks
for the first time
in my life.

also met
the pastoral nomads
who look after these yaks
inside their temporary settlement
we met Dolma who offered tea
and snacks as we opted
for just some warm water.
she said they had been there
for about two months now
and looked after 150 yaks

she also gave yak churpees
and asked us to visit again.

a little further from their place
we saw another yak herder
with his herd and
watched the yaks
cross the road.