SARC Reading List

The books I hope to read for South-Asian Reading Challenge 2020, broken down by month. Note: [x] = finished reading

JANUARY 2020 | SHURUAT:

  • Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim (new BOTM) [x]
  • My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nishi Sharma (back-list BOTM)
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi [x]
  • The City of Devi by Manil Suri [x]
  • Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali [x]

FEBRUARY 2020 | MOHABBAT:

  • Of Curses & Kisses by Sandhya Menon (new BOTM)
  • Sari in the City by Rekha Waheed (back-list BOTM)
  • The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah [x]
  • The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya [x]

MARCH 2020 | RANGEEN:

  • We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanaki (new BOTM)
  • The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta (back-list BOTM)
  • Djinn Patrol at the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

MY RECOMMENDATIONS | For Your TBR List:

Are you looking for books for your SARC 2020 To Be Read (TBR) list? Here are some exciting books with South Asian representation, broken down by categories!

Adult Fiction:

  • The Body Myth by Rheea Mukherjee
  • Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah
  • Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Adult Romance:

  • A Small Fortune by Rosie Dastgir
  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • Unmarriageable by Sonia Kamal
  • The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

1947 Partition & Historical Fiction:

  • If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar
  • The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  • Salt & Saffron by Kamila Shamsie
  • An Unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao

LGBTQ+ Adult & YA Fiction:

  • Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu
  • Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
  • The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
  • The City of Devi by Manil Suri

Middle Grade:

  • The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani 
  • Ticket to India by N.H. Senzai
  • Aru Shah & the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  • The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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