Best Reads of 2017 – Chennai SRRs speak

So, I am a part of a readers group on Facebook. We exchanged our lists of favorite five books that we had read in 2017. Do take a look at this amazing list, and add them to your TBR. Wish you all have an amazing 2018, with more books and more time.

Thanks to Seemita Pooja Das, for compiling this list. She blogs about books here and has some great book recommendations.


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So, I found a splendid group of bibliophiles during 2017 which brought a hemisphere of positive energy into my life. I wrote about them at length yesterday. And because we are readers, books always wafted over our discussions like saffron in the kahwa chai.

Now that a new year has walked in and we are looking at the various books we might read or gift or add to our collection, here is a compilation – the  top 5 reads of (some) SRRs in Chennai.

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Serious Men – Manu Joseph

Title: Serious Men Author: Manu Joseph Published: 2011 Pages: 326    Genre: Fiction- Humour The book gives, in a nutshell, what the two extremes of the Indian social sector think of each other, of the world around it and the media. Caste has always been a touchy topic in India. Votes are fought on the basis... Continue Reading →

Waterboarding- Bragadeesh Prasanna

Title: Waterboarding Author: Bragadeesh Prasanna Published: 2017 Pages: 201 Genre: Fiction What's in words? Forgetfulness is one thing. Forgetting a phase of one’s life is another. How would it feel, if there existed a love story in those erased pages? Tricky and scary, right? That is what the book is about. The story revolves around... Continue Reading →

Ghachar Ghochar- Vivek Shanbhag

Title- Ghachar Ghochar Author- Vivek Shanbhag Published- 2017 Pages- 128 Genre- Fiction A simple tale of a Kannada household narrated in style. The tale is about a man and his family, their lives and habits. We have fond memories of spending our vacations with a large number of family members. Big houses, shared responsibilities and... Continue Reading →

Emergency Retold- Kuldip Nayar

Title- Emergency Retold Author- Kuldip Nayar Published- 2013 Pages- 320 Genre- Non-Fiction The book is an account, a live third person account of the Emergency. Kuldip Nayar was a journalist, who was imprisoned during the Emergency and had to undergo the injustice inflicted upon the masses. We all know that the Emergency was one of... Continue Reading →

Hangwoman- K.R.Meera

Title-  Hangwoman Author- K.R.Meera (Malayalam) Translated by J.Devika  Published- 2014 Pages- 432 Genre- Fiction There are so many people out there, whose existence we take for granted. It could be someone close to us, or someone who is essential for us carrying on our day to day activities without a glitch. This book is about... Continue Reading →

Ananta Shesha Naga- Sanjeev K. Sharma

Title-  Ananta Shesha Naga Author- Sanjeev K.Sharma Published- 2017 Pages- 279 Genre- Mythology- Fiction An abysmal combination of words and grammar. This book is a classic example of how a story can be layered unnecessarily and packaged to the unassuming readers as a "book". Poor writing, pathetic editing and copious amount of cringe-worthy content find... Continue Reading →

Promises of a Firefly

Title- Promises of a Firefly Author- Anupam Patra Published- 2017 Pages- 209 Genre- Fiction- Short Stories While on a Non-fiction reading spree, I received this book for a review. Honestly, I was expecting fiction, after reading the short description that was provided. To my surprise, the book was a collection of short stories. I had... Continue Reading →

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