This was the first meetup of 2018 and if spirited conversations, a lot of laughter and smiles all around are any indication, it was a lot of fun. We had a modest gathering of close to 25 people and everyone…came on time. (Fiine.. I wasn’t there on time). We went with our usual practice of talking about the last couple of books we’d read and with the gathering that we had, a lot of books were discussed. We had a few new faces ( :) ) and some old heads were absent (-_-) .

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, we ordered a lot of coffee and masala fries and just 2 cheese omelettes. You know you were thinking about that.

PS - Aarzu Sadana was awesome enough to bring her dad along who was an absolute delight to interact with :)

Group

The following are the books that were discussed in the Jan 2018 meetup.

  • Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
  • Looking Away – Harsh Mander
  • Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower #5) – Stephen King
  • Red Rising – Pierce Brown
  • There’s someone inside your house – Stephanie Perkins
  • Arguably – Christopher Hitchens
  • Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari
  • In the Shadow of the earth – JP Borders
  • Steve Jobs – Walter Issacson
  • Alex ferguson – Autobigraphy
  • How to become a bawse – Lilly Singh
  • I am Zlatan - Zlatan
  • Ghachar Ghochar – Vivek Shanbhag
  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • Turtles all the way – John Green
  • A horse and two goats – R K Narayan
  • Paper Towns – John Green
  • Em and the big Hoom – Jerry Pinto
  • The Peculiar Life of a lonely Postman - Denis Theriault
  • The postman’s fiance – Denis Theriault
  • The quantum Thief – Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Origin – Dan Brown
  • An ordinary life – Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • The Game – Neil Strauss
  • The wind in the willows – Kenneth Grahame
  • The vegetarian – Han Kang
  • Men without women – Haruki Murakami
  • Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  • How green was my valley - Richard Llewellyn
  • Gujarat fights – Rana Ayyub
  • From Godmen to Tycoon – Priyanka Pathak
  • The God of small things – Arundhati Roy
  • The summer requiem – Vikramn Seth
  • The ministry of utmost happiness – Arundhati Roy
  • Oathbringer – Brandon Sanderson
  • The Alcatraz series – Brandon Sanderson
  • The Cursed child
  • Mistborn series – Brandon Sanderson
  • The hunger games – Suzanne Collins
  • The wind up bird chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  • Why poetry – Matthew Zapruder
  • The castle – Kafka
  • The stranger – Albert camus
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami
  • In search of lost time – Marcel Proust
  • Mothering the Muslim – Nazia Erum
  • I could pee on that – Francesco Marciuliano
  • The Martian
  • Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
  • Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
  • Consent to Kill – Mitch Rapp
  • Geetanjali – Rabindranath Tagore
  • A thousand splendid suns – Khaled Hosseini
  • Screw it, let’s do it – Richard Branson
  • Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follet
  • Winter of the World – Ken Follet
  • 9 lives – William Dalrymple
  • The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher
  • The Gene – Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The boy who loved - Durjoy Dutta