Dog Years

2016
In Custody Anita Desai
Clear Light of the Day Anita Desai
The Artist of Disappearance Anita Desai
Earth, Air, Fire and Custard Tom Holt
Wind and Pinball Murakami
Ham on Rye Bukowski
Philosophy of Andy Warhol Andy Warhol
Bleeding Edge Thomas Pynchon
Sea of Poppies Amitav Ghosh
River of Smoke Amitav Ghosh
Super Sad True Love Story Garry Shteyngart
How to Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays Eco
Pwning Tomorrow Short Fiction from the EFF
Hackers Cory Doctorov
Finders Keepers Stephen King
Solar Ian McEwan
Slapstick or Lonesome No More Kurt Vonnegut
While Mortals Sleep Kurt Vonnegut
Rant Palahniuk
Fragile Things Neil Gaiman
You Are Here Meenakshi R Madhavan
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage Murakami
Lonesome Traveller Jack Kerouac
The Book of Other People Edited by Sadie Smith
Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue Will Eisner
On Writing Charles Bukowski
The Strange Library Haruki Murakami
Counter-clock World Philip K Dick
Devotion of Suspect X Keigo Higashino
UBIK Philip K Dick
The Shadow of The Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Angel’s Game Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Midnight Palace Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Master and Margarita Mikhaíl (Afanasyevich) Bulgakov
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2017
For Esmé—with Love and Squalor J D Salinger
number9dream David Mitchell
Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
The Crying of Lot 49 Thomas Pynchon
Pulp Bukowski
Women Bukowski
Ask the Dust John Fante
Asterios Polyp David Mazzucchelli
The Paper Menagerie Ken Liu
Em and the Big Hoom Jerry Pinto
The Corrections Jonathen Franzen
American Gods Neil Gaiman
Samayaprabhu Kalppetta Narayanan
A Dustbin of Milligan Spike Milligan
The Circuses That Sweep Throught the Landscape Tejaswini Apte Rahm
Narcopolis Jeet Thayil
The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship Bukowski
Anansi Boys Neil Gaiman
Murder With Bengali Characteristics Shovon Chowdhury
The Lake Banana Yoshimoto
Design of Future Things Don Norman
Memories of My Melancholy Whores Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Incest Marquis De Sade
Children Solve Problems Edward De Bono
The 5 Day Thinking Course Edward De Bono
On Writing Well William Zinsser
A Street Cat Named Bob James Bowen
Obfuscation Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum
If We’re Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, What are We Reaching For? Emigre No. 65
Spook Country William Gibson
Ravan and Eddie Kiran Nagarkar
Come On In!: New Poems
Bukowski
A Death in the Family: My Struggle, Book One
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Meditations Marcus Aurelius (Trans: Gregory Hays)
Born to Run
Christopher McDougall
Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights
Salman Rushdie

I read off a Kindle Basic* and a select few book books. I am looking for a used Kobo Aura/H2O or a Paperwhite to upgrade to, at a fair price. For people living away from their bookshelves, I can’t recommend an e-reader enough. (This is coming from a person who wrote a long-ish manifesto [signed in PMS 805-U] on printed books not so long ago.) Take this with a pinch of salt; it is better to order one as a gift—unregistered—and kept that way. And if you are at it anyway, try and buy a thing that is lit from some side of the screen. I’ve spent countless train-journeys trying to think up ways to piss people off before switching on the overhead lights.

Have a book you think I would love to read? Share your recommendations via email, to abhijith at keyaar dot in (Better yet, send books to KL11, #6, First Floor, Beach Complex Building, Silk Street, Kozhikode, 673613.)