Welcoming Delhi monsoon with a cup of kadak chai and my platter of freshly home-made pakodas, I am now sorting out books to read in August. And my, it is turning difficult by the minute. July was amazing for me, I got to read some of the newly launched books and some which were long due with me.
And now, here’s my August #TBR for everyone, feel free to enrich it with your current reads..
Cobalt Blue by Sachin Kundalkar (Translated by Jerry Pinto)
Magically weaving a homosexual and a heterosexual relationship in one single story, Cobalt Blue is a masterpiece that you should not miss this August. Tanay and Anuja are smitten by their new tenant, unaware of the feelings both are harboring in each other’s heart for this stranger in their home. And then one day, Tanay is left heartbroken when Anuja runs away with him. Told in two narratives, Cobalt Blue will leave you hooked till the end.
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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
The most awaited book of August, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is making me check my Amazon account every 1 hour for delivery updates! And why not?! For those who know me, know this that I am a Potterhead! As soon as it arrives, I will shut down everything and devour into Potter world again.
Purple Hibiscus by Chimimanda Nigoze Adiche
An imaginary mental kick to myself for not indulging into this book previously. I am currently going through it and I can’t get enough of the story. Every page brings something new. Kambili, a shy teenager is witnessing a changing Nigeria and a strict catholic father who doesn’t think twice before striking them with a belt when someone in family commits a sin. A powerful story, will see if it turns out better than Half Of A Yellow Sun which I read two years back.
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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Since it’s monsoon, nothing is better than a cup of strong tea and a collection of short stories by the world’s most renowned author. Interpreter of Maladies is a collection of short stories from Bengal, Boston and beyond, something which I know is going to be amazing. Thanks to Lahiri’s skill of combining two different worlds into one masterpeice story.
The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
A journey to behold, I have also picked up The Moor’s Account this August out of sheer curiosity. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, one of my fellow bookworm recommended this book to me, boasting about the magical journey of Estebanico across America with his Spanish companions. A novel that promises to show how storytelling can offer a chance at redemption and survival.
Fence by Ila Arab Mehta
To understand the brunt of Communal-ism in a secular country like India, Fence by Ila Arab Mehta is a book that you should pick up this August. Fateema and Kareem, searching for the most basic thing,- a roof on their head, in a country that prides itself on being secular.
Asura by Anand Neelakantan
Second mental kick to myself for missing out on this one for a long time now! Asura is the story of Ravana and his people, sharing his side of story. A young lad who got trust of other Asuras placed in him, to save them and to get back their glory. A celebrated novel, another great story in my August #TBR.
So, I hope you all will enjoy your monsoon and read some great stories. Happy Reading! 🙂