Tuesday, December 29, 2009


2009 Top 3: Non Fiction
1) Heroes – John Pilger
2) A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson (I wish every school made reading this compulsory)
3) Curfewed Night – Basharat Peer (there were other better books, but none more important for me as an Indian)
4) Delhi : Adventures in a Megacity – Sam Miller (THE definitive Delhi book for the Delhi I know and love, much more so than City of Djinns)

Honourable Mention: Istanbul, Night Beat, The Places in Between, Blink, Outliers, Shah of Shahs, The Wizard of the Nile

2009 Top 3: Fiction
1) The Spy Who Came In From The Cold – John LeCarre
2) Man Eaters of Kumaon - Jim Corbett
3) The Constant Gardener – John LeCarre

Overall best book read in 2009: Heroes – John Pilger

2008 Revision: Best Fiction (and overall) Book read in 2008 is (in hindsight) My Name Is Red. While it was no.4 for the year soon after reading it, I find that it is the book that has lingered longest. So Remains of the Day is now no.2 for 2008.

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