What I Read in March

Children’s Books

Picture Books

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers

Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems

Consider Love by Sandra Boynton

Early Chapter

Alien Invasion! by Michael Morpurgo

Middle Grade

Vanamala and the Cephalopod by Shalini Srinivasan

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (Audio Book)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (Audio Book)

No. 9 on the Shade Card by Kavitha Mandana

Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery (eBook, read the Project Gutenberg edition here)

Anne’s House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery (I read the paperback but you can find the Project Gutenberg edition here)

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

Five Go To Demon’s Rocks by Enid Blyton

Adult Fiction

Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel


All the picture books (except the last one – Consider Love) were devoured during a visit to my favourite Mumbai bookstore two weekends ago.  I sat down on the floor of the children’s section, reached into the lowest shelf and picked out all the Oliver Jeffers books I could see, added a couple of Mo Willems books to the pile, then sat on a pouffe, ignored all the confused looks (I did not have a child to read out the picture books to) and laughed along with every single one.



What I Read in February

Children’s Books

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling (Audio Book)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (Audio Book)

Yay, You! Moving up and Moving On by Sandra Boynton

Outlaw: The Story of Robin Hood by Michael Morpurgo

Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke

The Wednesday Wizard by Sherryl Jordan

A House Called Awful End by Philip Ardagh

Dreadful Acts by Philip Ardagh

Terrible Times by Philip Ardagh

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (Audio Book, listen to it here)

Akbar and the Tricky Traitor by Natasha Sharma

Ashoka and the Muddled Messages by Natasha Sharma

The French Confection by Anthony Horowitz

Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson

There is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems

George and the Dragon by Christopher Wormell

Young Adult

Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron by Various Authors


I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox

What I Read in January

Children’s Books

Minu and her Hair by Gayatri Bashi

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis (Audio Book)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis (Audio Book)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and his Boy by C. S. Lewis (Audio Book)

Mostly Madly Mayil by Sowmya Rajendran and Niveditha Subramaniam (Review here)

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery (Ebook)

Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery (Ebook)

Younguncle Comes to Town by Vandana Singh

Read Aloud Stories by Various Authors (Review here)

The Mighty Tale of Hanuman by Mamta Mangaldas and Saker Mistri

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Young Adult

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Ela by Sampurna Chattarji (Review here)

Short Stories

The Dream Woman: A Mystery in Four Narratives by Wilkie Collins (Read it here)

The Mummy’s Foot by Theophile Gautier (Read it here)

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe (Read it here)

Non Fiction

Shit My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America by Bill Bryson

Chasing the Monsoon by Alexander Frater