Author Diksha Basu shares her reading list of 2018
1. And Now We Have Everything by Meaghan O’Connell
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
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
This needs no explanation. Everyone should read everything Gary writes.
4. Sick by Porochista Khakpour
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
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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