Some good books I read recently

Since January 2020


  1. Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin’s Sniper, Lyudmila Pavlichenko
  2. Every Creature Has a Story, Janaki Lenin
  3. The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
  4. Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist, Frank Close
  5. Shoes of the Dead, Kota Neelima
  6. The Overstory, Richard Powers
  7. Wild and Wilful, Neha Sinha
  8. Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights, Helen Lewis
  9. Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado
  10. The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, ed. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer


  1. On Nuclear Matters, Praful Bidwai
  2. Toll the Hounds, Steven Erikson (Malazan 8)
  3. Cut-outs, Caste and Cine Stars, Vaasanthi
  4. Karunanidhi, Sandhya Ravishankar
  5. Still Bleeding from the Wound, Ashokamitran
  6. Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, Sabine Hossenfelder
  7. Exhalation, Ted Chiang

Now reading: A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman


  1. Caliban and the Witch, Sylvia Federici
  2. A Burning, Megha Majumdar
  3. The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin
  4. When the Whales Leave, Yuri Rytkheu

Thanks to Srividya, Jahnavi, Dhiya, Shankar and Siddharth for the recommendations!