2016 is over and after going through all types of lists of the best and worst of 2016 here are the literary hits of 2016 that gripped us throughout the year

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla

These essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, cast a sharp light on ‘othering’ in the UK. It is a document of what it means to be a resident of color in Britain. Perfectly timed with the brexit controversy and xenophobia fever these 21 essays by black, Asian and minority ethnic (BEMA) writers capture the systemic racism running through Britain today.

 

The cursed child part 1 and 2 by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

It is a worthy addition and much awaited by fans for almost a decade. Nineteen years later, it opens at its close. The story begins from where it ended in ‘The Deathly Hallows’ at the King’s Cross Station and tells the story of Harry’s son Albus and Draco’s son Scorpius. Although the plot is a little fragile at times and overrated at others this is a must read for all the potterheads out there.

 

Things to leave behind by Namita gokhale

1856, in picturesque Kumaon: six native women clad in black and scarlet pichauras gather around Naini Lake, determined to cleanse it of threatening new influences. For these are the days of firanghee Raj, of Upper Mall Road (‘for Europeans and horses’) and Lower Mall Road (‘for dogs, servants and other Indians’) things to leave behind will take you to the erstwhile Nanital amd make you lose yourself in the charm.

 

The Sialkot saga by Ashwin Sanghi

Himself a businessman, Sanghi in his fourth instalment of the Bharat series brings a page-turner business story against the backdrop of post independence India dealing with the lives of Arbaaz and Arvind in their rags to riches tale in Mumbai and Kolkata respectively. The thickest book by Sanghi ever, it is a researcher’s delight journeying through the sixty years of Indian independence.

 

Death under the deodars by Ruskin bond

In a brand-new collection of stories set in the 1960s -70s Mussoorie of a bygone era, renowned author Ruskin Bond brings to life a mystery and murder featuring the elderly Miss Ripley-Bean and her friends.

Set in the Royal Hotel, Mussorie the stories although not striking still enraptures the readers through the mesmerizing story telling. The eight stories in the book are classic Ruskin style – full of wit and memorable characters, and will enthrall and delight children as well as adults.

 

One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat

Topping the Indian bestseller list this Chetan Bhagat bestseller narrates the story of Radhika Mehta and how she faces the ever present question in an Indian woman’s life : to pursue a glittering career or live a fulfilling, homely life ending with the note that one can have both.

 

The Liberation Of Sita by Volga

This is not a Ramayana of war and rivalry but the re-envisioning of epic through Sita’s eyes where a single Sita raises her sons by herself in Valmiki’s ashram and questions her husband and his dharma, her own identity and the complexities of the ideas of truth and fidelity. She ends up sure of herself and her values, and her need for no one, not even Rama. Originally written in Telugu it is stands out vividly from the other interpretations of Ramayana bringing out Sita as a headstrong woman.

 

Devlok by Devdutt Patnaik

Based on the popular TV show it’s a book made for all mythology lovers. A perfectly written informative book in question and answer format which will help you get a reason for everything you have heard or done in religious terms.

We hope u enjoyed this amazing collection of books. Stay tuned for more articles.

Posted by Ravleen Kaur

I am a voracious reader and an occasional blogger. I like sharing my experiences and being there to talk with people when they feel like. A book omnivore and a lover of British classics!!

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