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Guest Must Read List

Suggested By: Kiran Manral



Have you read these books? Author Kiran Manral gives Bookaholicanonymous her reading list of 2018!

Here’s her exciting line-up…

Eating Wasps by Anita Nair

A disturbing, surreal read, Eating Wasps is every woman’s story, in parts, and you wander through the narratives finding pieces of yourself in the lives they lead.


Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif

Brilliance from the master story teller yet again, Hanif takes on war, the aftermath and the human desolation it results in, with this very surreal story that has humans and ghosts fighting wars not of their own making.

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy

The story of a boy whose mother runs away from a stifling marriage, this is a tale of going away and returning, in a way that one could never foresee.




The Runaways by Fatima Bhutto

Identity, politics, war and insurgency come together in this story of three different lives, make that four, who find their paths intersecting in the most grim circumstances.


Melmoth by Sarah Perry

A strange manuscript, a Biblical myth, personal stories of guilt and repentance, all come together in this dark telling of how human guilt is the greatest cross one could bear.



About the author: Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, TheDailyO, Scroll, Buzzfeed, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, People, Sakal Times, and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017. Phew! Is there anything she hasn’t done?

Thank you Kiran Manral Ma’am for this list…we are sure it will make us run to book stores to get hold of these books!



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