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The Brunch Book Challenge: check out some fantastic titles

brunch Updated: Feb 19, 2014 16:56 IST
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How to read 24 books (or more) in one year

Here’s a bigger challenge for those who are already a part of The Brunch Book Challenge: convert someone new. We all know too many people who don’t read, get one of them to start reading and join the challenge!

To keep the ball rolling, we got in touch with publishing houses and they’ve sent us free copies of some fantastic new titles for our readers. The first 24 books go out to an assortment of participants: the first tweeters, the most regular tweeters, the ones who have the most endearing things to say. So here’s the first lot... Dattani’s Me And My Plays

Essay on the highs and lows of his career in theatre laced with wit, candour and eloquence. And his two recent plays – Where Did I Leave My Purdah? and The Big Fat City

Publisher: Penguin

* Sneha Kale @sneha_kale

* Pooja Bharadwaj @pooja_bharadwaj Gunesekera’s Noon Tide Toll

This book is about Vasantha, a van driver and reflects on the future of post-war Sri Lanka as he ferries passengers across the country

Publisher: Penguin

* Neha Divekar @nehadivekar

* Prachi Joshi @DelishDirection

 Sowvendra Shekhar’s The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey

The story of the Baskey family and of Kadamdihi, the village they live in Jharkhand

Publisher: Aleph Book Company

* Gaurav Gupta @gagupta

* Kruti Dalal @TejLocal

* A @missphotobomb

* Anu @AyeNuMe

* Ishita Sood @ishitasood Way edited by Derek O’Brien

A series of essays on success by 12 incredible people including MS Dhoni, Donald Trump and Saina Nehwal

Publisher: Rupa

* SumiT @Engineer_here

* Memoirs @nitimohan

* Kunal Mehta @kunalbaidmehta

* Ankit Khetan @khetan1984

* Karan @kvss1992 Gopalakrishnan’s A Comma in a Sentence

The book traces the lives of six generations and the transition from a tiny village in South India to the metropolis of Mumbai

Publisher: Rainlight-Rupa

* Saloni Tandon @salonitandon29

* Abhinav Chakraborty @AbhinavCJ

* Vaisakhi Mishra @vishvaisakhi

* Fatima @FatimaJAX

* Saipriya @chaipiyaa Very Best Of RK Narayan Timeless Malgudi

This is a collection of Narayan’s most popular pieces of fiction and nonfiction

Publisher: Rupa Publications

* Tushar Sharma @Tushar_Hellrazrn Nagdeo

* aarti @invertedvisionn

* Yashodha Choudhari @yashodha15

* Vardaan Aggarwal @Woolf_Nerd

* Bhavani @bhavan1

From HT Brunch, February 2

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