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Suggested By: Shefali Tripathi Mehta

Bookaholicanonymous is extremely happy to present this interesting book listing by a prolific reader. There seems to be a book for every kind of reader in the list. Take a look!

Shefali Tripathi Mehta is a Bangalore-based independent writer and editorial consultant for e-learning courseware. She is the author of ‘Stuck like Lint’, her first fiction novel. She has also written ‘What Were They Thinking!’ a book on observational humour –and-co-author of ‘Ek Prarthana’, a coffee-table book, she has published short stories and poems online and in anthologies. Shefali writes on social issues, travel, parenting and disability awareness in newspapers and journals. She volunteers with the charity, Arushi and curates Gond art to support tribal artists.


Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov


This memoir is pure poetry, so suffused with sensory imagery that I read, savour, reread. Nabokov had synaesthesia and that makes the reading of this book very interesting. 

City of Djinns by William Dalrymple


What an enchanting chronicler Dalrymple is! Effortlessly his narrative flows and beautifully the history of the city unfolds. 

The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier


Such a compelling read, so atmospheric -it brings alive the period, the Civil War and Cornwall. It has everything – a strong woman protagonist, intrigue, suspense and a unique love story.


A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar

A poignant telling of the life of the mathematical genius, John Nash who had schizophrenia. Compelling because of my interest in the workings of our minds.

Daar se Bichudi (and other novels) of Krishna Sobti

A heart wrenching tale. It makes me think of the bubble we live in, so removed from the real lives and suffering of women.

Thank you Shefali…we are sure book lovers will like this book recommendation!

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