SARC Reading List

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

MY READING LIST:

  • Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim [x]
  • 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]
  • The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah [x]
  • The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya [x]
  • The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi [x]
  • Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
  • Dreamers by Snigdha Poonam
  • When you ask me where I’m going by Jasmin Kaur
  • Valmiki’s Daughter by Shani Mootoo

GOAL: 7 / 20 BOOKS BY THE END OF 2020


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

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

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
  • The Crooked Line by Ismat Chughtai
  • The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

LGBTQ+ 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
  • Valmiki’s Daughter by Shani Mootoo

Muslim + South Asian Rep:

  • A Places for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
  • The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
  • The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya
  • A Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

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