Monthly Archives: December 2017


THE IDIOT, by Elif Batuman: Because her extended metaphors tickle the best part of my brain.

THE WINDFALL, by Diksha Basu: Because the central character, a middle-aged, overnight, tech millionaire, IS India.

HOME FIRE, by Kamila Shamsie: Because it portrays contemporary immigrant culture across 3 countries but I read it in 2 breathless sittings (THIS! IS! DRAMA!!!)

MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz: Because I miss Agatha Christie, and England.

THEFT BY FINDING by David Sedaris: Because he has always noticed everything.