never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga – Amazing, much preferred the second offering of Adiga and now plan on sourcing ‘The Last Man in the Tower’.. currently been lent to a friend to devour
A House in Bali by Colin McPhee – I’ll be honest, this has probably been forever abandoned… maybe
A Single Swallow by Horatio Clare – Amazing, despite the fact I am definitely not, nor will ever be a ‘twitcher’, the journey itself is the hook.
Women who run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes – Still dipping in/dipping out although yet to have another really good dip!!
The Music Room by William Fiennes – I still prefer Snow Geese, however a beautiful, beautiful book… also been lent out, alongside Snow Geese, to a colleage with a penchant to Fiennes.


Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss – I picked it up because ‘History of Love’ was great, I barely remember what it was about I just remember it was beautiful and that I saw hundreds of people reading it on the tube a few months later. Amazing story.
A Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston – This makes me want to move to China and be a warrior.
Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald – INDIA OMG. I made notes over the entire text and spent half of my reading time googling references. OBSESSED. Baring in mind I thought it would be *trash* it was brilliant. 
Indian Summer by Will Randall – INDIA OMG. India and Teaching and India and Teaching. Why HELLO?! Not as inspirational as MacDonald but more closer to home. (British Teacher goes to India and becomes a voluntary teacher in a slum, as opposed to Australian radio presenter follows News reporting boyfriend)
An Indian Summer by James Cameron – INDIA OMG. Better than I thought and I loved the 70’s cover.
Staying On by Paul Scott – INDIA OMG, reminds me of George and Weedon Grossmith’s ‘Diary of Nobody’, a text a studied for my A-Levels, but India style. Weird, not my usual cup of chai (haha) but yet I read on… for another 100 pages. (And a booker winner!!)
An Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai – First take-out from the school library. Cried through most of it, makes me want to go to India even more. (And it also won a booker!!!)
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morall. Brilliant yet utterly predictable by the time you get to the end.

A while ago I posted my ‘reading list’, i have to admit i’m on a bit of a ‘power read’ at the moment and have literally been gorging myself on literature; it’s now been updated and added too. On my bedside table I have

A Passage to India by EM Forster
Troubles by JG Farrell
The Siege of Krishnapur by JG Farrell
Disgrace by JM Coetzee
Down Under by Bill Bryson

I’ll give you one guess to what country I want to be right now. 

PS It’s not the UK.

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