March meets are always a sprint for me. Financial year end peeks from left and right, and top and bottom, and makes a sight of me that tetters on clumsiness and chequered energy! Uff! But our meets at Mudita Book Club are my refuge and I, somehow, find my way to having them.

So, a little thriving pool of energy and conversation was our March meet. Discussing our TOTM – Asian and Asia-origin Authors (besides Indian Authors) – turned out to be an eclectic one where we went all the way from Japan to Indonesia, South Korea to Israel. From trips between coffees and college love against odds to murder befalling unsuspecting families and strange weathers in people, the books we read spanned many cultural and social flavors.

There were books outside of the TOTM and we poured ourselves onto their pages too, vicariously through our friends, of course!

Here is the list of books we discussed:

– Udhayabanu Vaarkadal by Gokul Seshadri

– Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

– Tales from the Café by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

– People from Bloomington by Budi Darma

– Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun

– Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

– Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

– Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

– How to hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr

– In Other Words- Jhumpa Lahiri

– वोल्गा से गंगा (Volga se Ganga) by Rahul Sankrityayan

– Weasels in the Attic by Hiroko Oyamada

– The Saturday Morning Murder by Batya Gur

– The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

– Levels of the Game by John McPhee

– An English Murder by Cyril Hare

– Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro

– If on a Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino

– The Stars at Noon by Denis Johnson

A rewarding month, won’t you say? Did it pique your interest? Join us in the next meet then!

Happy reading 😊

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