A writer who doesn’t read, doesn’t exist.


I haven’t met a writer who isn’t a voracious reader. Even with my strong imagination, I fail to visualize a writer who shuns reading. In fact, writers are gluttons for reading.

I have my favorite authors too…and from those authors, I have my favorite books.

Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Favorite Book: The Krishna Key

I’ll be honest that I first connected with contemporary Indian English Literature with Ashwin Sanghi‘s Chanakya’s Chant that I had borrowed from a friend. I’ll also tell you that I don’t own that specific book by Sanghi, but I have four other books by him.
My favorite book, The Krishna Key, did remind me of Dan Brown‘s page-turners – only Dan Brown couldn’t have given it that Indian touch.

Author: Chetan Bhagat
Favorite Book: The Girl in Room No. 105

The first book I read by Chetan Bhagat was “One Night @ a Call Center.” The Instructional Designer in me loved his audience-mapping. It was evident in everything he did – his language, his situations, his characters…CB writes for his audience, and there isn’t another author who is as close to his readers as he is.
I am much older than his target audience, but I can see how beautifully he captures their imagination. Over the last three years, I’ve read all his fiction, but my favorite is “The Girl in Room No. 105.” (Mostly because I enjoyed CB’s sojourn into the thriller genre.)

Author: Amish Tripathi
Favorite Book: The Immortals of Meluha of the Shiva Trilogy

I enjoyed “The Immortals of Meluha” and Amish Tripathi‘s attempt at humanizing Shiva. I enjoyed the world that Amish created in this book. I intent to finish the trilogy but right now, I’m into a different space and mythology isn’t helping me at all. This also why I’ll not be reading Anand Neelakantan‘s Chaturanga for a while.

For now, this is it.

I’ll soon post a couple of reviews on “The Tweak.”

Books I read - favorite authors: Ashwin Sanghi, Chetan Bhagat, Amish Tripathi
One of the Many Book-ed Corners in my Home.