Namaste Friends,

I love reading. The end. JK, haha

When I moved to California from India when I was 7, it was a huge culture shock. So many changes all at once. I remember one of my cousins took us to the library a month or two after the move and we got some books to read and she had given us an assignment, to write a one page summary of what we had read. I remember being lost in that book for about 2 hours. That’s really where my love for books started. I feel like books have given me places to go without having to travel, and it gave me my escape when I was stressed or was going through a hard time.

Before I moved to Jersey, I had boxes and boxes of books that I had read just sitting in our garage since we never had space for them. My dream growing up was to have a mini library and a reading nook. Currently, one of those two have happened(Reading nook), I’m working on the other. hehe. 🙂

Anyway, many of you asked for book recommendations so below are recs, my all-time top favs and the ones you all recommended. My goal every year now is 12 books, one for each month. You would think it’s not a lot until you put a full-time job, 2 toddlers, a blog, and just life into the mix.

2020 Reading List:

Currently Reading: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows (and don’t judge a book by its title)

  • Dear Girls by Ali Wong
  • Well Met

Recommendations by YOU:

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  • Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuisten
  • On Earth, You Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Voung
  • I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Unlikely Adventures of Shergill Sisters
  • The Tattooist At Auschwitz

2019 Reading List:

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
  • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
  • The Party by Robyn Harding
  • I Owe You Own by Sophia Kinsella
  • Girl, Stop Apologizing
  • Exit West

2018 Reading List:

  • Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee
  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Orphans Tale by Pam Jenoff
  • Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
  • Love & Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  • The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner
  • All I Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
  • The 12 Step Plan by Erin Bradley
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

My Top 4 ALL TIME Favorites:

  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
  • The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

I hope you enjoy the blog post! Happy Reading!!! Until next time!



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