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:
Son of the Thundercloudby Eastern Kire
The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai
The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh
Thamel: Dark Star of Kathmandu by Rabi Thapa
Bicycle Dreaming by Mridula Koshy
Into the Hidden Valley by Stuart Blackburn
The Thing around your Neckby Chimammanda Ngozi Adichie
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Landour Days -a writer’s journal by Ruskin Bond
The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
There’s a Carnival Todayby I.B. Rai (Manjushree Thapa)
No Path in Darjeeling is Straight by Parimal Bhattacharya
Mad Country by Samrat Upadhyaya
Regardless of how many books we read,
the point is to keep reading…
I was not a regular at Anil’s Cafe
when I was in school.
but I had to visit
when I was there last month.
So, I walked up towards chaar dukan
and only realised this time around
that the reason this place
is called chaar dukan
is because there are only four dukans
and anil’s is the last one there 🙂
all those weekend outings
during boarding school life
never brought me here.
because it was off bounds
(though only 100 yards further)
and i was that goody two shoes
who broke no rules 😉
but i finally made it.
this is the famed ruskin bond hangout.
on certain saturdays when he is in mussoorie
he actually comes here and chills with his fans
he came to our school once
I vaguely remember
but i realised I would not read his books twice
once is good enough…
but this place is a must visit
if you want ruskin bond collection
all his books are housed neatly
i however collected
a ruskin bond selection instead.