Aaaand Meetup#5 happened as well ! :) The modest strength of the attendees notwithstanding, this was another fun meet. We had 3 new entrants today in Gokul S Nath, Amay Narayan and Palgun Kj . Also, pseudo-newbie Varun Vasudev finally made it to His first formal book-meetup as well :D The books mentioned and discussed today were -

1) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2) The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart, #1) by Philip Pullman…/sh…/114982.The_Ruby_in_the_Smoke

3) The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

4) Storm Born (Dark Swan #1) by Richelle Mead

5) The Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher

6) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

7) Shades of Darkness (Ravenborn #1) by A.R. Kahler…/show/25390583-shades-of-darkness

8) The Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss…/45262-the-kingkiller-chronicle

9) City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple

10) Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

11) Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

12) Hot Tea Across India by Rishad Saam Mehta…/s…/13149984-hot-tea-across-india

13) Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

14) Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality by Manjit Kumar

15) Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

16) Capital: The Eruption of Delhi by Rana Dasgupta

17) Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert…/show/20758057-empire-of-cotton

18) 11/22/63 by Stephen King

19) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman…/show/18774964-a-man-called-ove

20) Shibumi by Trevanian

21) We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…/22738563-we-should-all-be-femin…

22) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz…/12000020-aristotle-and-dante-di…

23) Robot Series by Isaac Asimov

24) IT by Stephen King

25) The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan

26) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

27) The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson

28) The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, Vol. I by Rakesh Khanna…/3407674-the-blaft-anthology-of-…

29) The Mahabharata Murders by Arnab Ray…/30058494-the-mahabharata-murders

30) India vs Pakistan: Why Can’t We Just Be Friends? by Husain Haqqani…/show/30232415-india-vs-pakistan

31) The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sowvendra Shekar…/27240055-the-adivasi-will-not-d…

32) The Pregnant King by Devdutt Pattanaik…/show/3086194-the-pregnant-king

33) Shikhandi and Other Stories They Don’t Tell You by Devdutt Pattanaik…/22697803-shikhandi-and-other-st…

34) Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

35) Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

36) Malazan Book of the Fallen Series by Steven Erikson…/43493-malazan-book-of-the-fallen

37) Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight

38) The Fry Chronicles…/show/8649656-the-fry-chronicles

39) City Adrift : A Short Biography of Bombay by Naresh Fernandes

40) Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil

41) Serious Men by Manu Joseph

42) The Illicit Happiness of Other People by Manu Joseph…/13707645-the-illicit-happiness-…

:D This was quite the list to compile and as I was listing them out I felt a twinge of guilt at not having recognised close to half of the books :) I’m sure you will too. Pick up a book today! :D

Oh and we wound down the meetup by running across the road from Atta Galatta to Dyu Art Cafe where we wolfed down some good eatables.

Another good meetup :) Thank you, those of you who could make it!

Hope to see some of the rest of you next time :)

PS - A hat tip to Aarzu Sadana for yet again noting down the names of the books and making life a little bit easier for me