5 authors tell you what they are reading right now
In celebration of Buy A Book Day, these five writers tell us what they are readingbrunch Updated: Sep 16, 2017 22:09 IST
1. Amish Tripathi
I never read one book at a time, but I just finished reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. It’s a history of our species, and how it succeeded in the battle of dominance. It’s a non-fiction read and is very interesting. Also, it is not very intense and it’s easy to understand, which is a rare skill.
2. Durjoy Datta
I’m currently reading A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman, which is about the life of a stand-up comic. I wanted this book for a while and I finally picked it up recently. It’s a good book, although it can be boring in parts, but that is okay as it’s not a very long book so it’s easier to finish.
3. Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
I’m currently reading (or rereading!) Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. This is a book I return to whenever my life is in a state of chaos. Even though it’s a story about unrequited love, it always gives me hope that the world is sane and that no matter what, the pieces of your life will always stick back together.
4. William Dalrymple
I am currently reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and it is a masterpiece, especially the first section. He has managed to channel the most pressing issues into sensitive, beautiful sections. The book is timeless, it will be relevant and worth reading even 100 years from now.
5. Lisa Owens
I’m currently reading the new graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, called Driving Short Distances. It’s a brilliantly funny, acutely observed account of life in a small town and a poignant – at times painfully moving – study of identity and loneliness.
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First Published: Sep 16, 2017 22:08 IST