Reading List

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents — Isabel Wilkerson
Pedagogy Of The Oppressed — Paulo Frieri
Sister Outsider — Audre Lorde

2020

The Best:
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter — Carson McCullers
Secondhand Time — Svetlana Alexievich
Manifesto for a Moral Revolution — Jacqueline Novogratz
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous — Ocean Vuong
How We Get Free — Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
The Best We Could Do — Thi Bui (Graphic Novel)

The Rest:
Paradise — Toni Morrison
Never Let Me Go — Kazuo Ishiguro
The Reluctant Fundamentalist — Moshin Hamad
Breasts and Eggs — Mieko Kawakami
The Hundred Years War on Palestine — Rashid Khalidi
Without You There Is No Us — Suki Kim
The Japanese Lover — Isabel Allende
Parable of the Sower — Octavia E. Butler
Annihilation of Caste — B. R. Ambedkar (Essay/Speech)


2019

The Best:
Silent Spring — Rachel Carson
Americanah — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Teaching to Transgress — bell hooks
Homegoing — Yaa Gyasi
Unaccustomed Earth — Jhumpa Lahiri
Beloved — Toni Morrison
There There — Tommy Orange

The Rest:
The Mahabharata — translated by Carole Satyamurthi (Heavily Abridged)
Bad Behaviour — Mary Gatskill
The Lost Generation — Nidhi Dugar Kundalia
The God of Small Things — Arundhati Roy
An American Marriage — Tayari Jones
The Left Hand of Darkness — Ursula K. Le Guin

My Life As A Watermelon — Rachel Warren
Radical Hope compiled — Carolina De Roberts


2018

The Best:
Mindstorms by Seymour Papert
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Sing Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Tinkers by Paul Harding

The Rest:
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Exit West by Moshin Hamid
The Life of the Ant by Maurice Materlinck
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Petals of Blood by Ngogi Wa Thiong’o
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalamithi
Almost Dead/Croc Attack by Assaf Gavron (re-read)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (re-read)
Dune by Frank Herbert (re-read)


2017

The Best:
The Dark Forest (Three Body Problem – Book 2) by Cixin Liu
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

The Rest:
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
Death’s End (Three Body Problem – Book 3) by Cixin Liu
Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Why I Write by George Orwell
India – A Wounded Civilization by V.S. Naipaul

Wonderful Short Stories:
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
The Last Question by Isaac Asimov
The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu