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Author Diksha Basu shares her reading list of 2018

It’s June already and if you’re still looking for more books to add to your list, author Diksha Basu lists five books that she is going to read and why you should too!

brunch Updated: Jun 09, 2018 21:02 IST
Diksha Basu
Diksha Basu
Hindustan Times
And Now We Have Everything,Meaghan O’Connell,. If You Leave Me
Update your reading list with these five books

1. And Now We Have Everything by Meaghan O’Connell

And Now We Have Everything

This highly-anticipated memoir on motherhood seems to be required reading for every new parent, potential parent, and potential nonparent (yes, that’s everyone) and as a new mother myself, I’m particularly excited to read good literature on the topic.

2. If You Leave Me by Crystal Kim

If You Leave Me

I was in a workshop with Crystal at Columbia and read parts of this sprawling yet delicate novel about a Korean family and cannot wait to see its final form. Crystal is a brilliant writer.

3. Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

Lake Success

This needs no explanation. Everyone should read everything Gary writes.

4. Sick by Porochista Khakpour

Sick

If Porochista’s honesty on social media is anything to go by, this memoir on life with chronic illness is going to be impossible to put down.

5. Jonahwhale by Ranjit Hoskote

Jonahwale

Parenthood has sliced and diced the hours of my day into completely new and often smaller increments so I’m turning to poetry a lot these days and really looking forward to Ranjit Hoskote’s new book.

Diksha Basu is an author and occasional actor from Delhi who now divides her time between New York City and Mumbai. Her first book, The Windfall, is based on the capital.

As told to Farhad. J. Dadyburjor

From HT Brunch, June 10, 2018

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First Published: Jun 09, 2018 21:01 IST