Ramya's Reads: Fiction

Classic Novels

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
 Anna Karenina 
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse 
Embers by Sandor Marai 
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


Chick-Lits/Romance/Light Reads

The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella (5 Books) - 4.5 Stars
Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding - 4 Stars
Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella - 4 Stars
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks - 3.5 Stars
Professors' Wives' Club by Joanne Rendell - 3 Stars
Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella - 3 Stars
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks - 3 Stars
How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life by Kaavya Viswanathan - 3 Stars
 Perfect on Paper by Maria Murnane - 3 Stars
Off the Menu by Christine Son - 3 Stars
Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbinson - 3 Stars
Jack with a Twist by Brenda Janowitz - 3 Stars
The Town that came a courtin by Ronda Rich - 3 Stars
Midori by Moonlight by Wendy Tokunaga - 3 Stars
The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik - 3 Stars

Short Story Collections/Novellas

 In the Convent of Little Flowers by Indu Sundaresan - 5 Stars
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri - 4 Stars
Interpretor of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri - 4 Stars
East,West by Salman Rushdie - 4 Stars
Delta of Venus by Anias Nin - 4 Stars
Memories of my melancholy whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 3.5 Stars
No one writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 3.5 Stars
The other language by Francesca Marciano - 3.5 Stars

Poetry

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff - 4.5 Stars
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein - 4.5 Stars
Orchards by Holly Thompson - 4.5 Stars  
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall - 4 Stars
Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds - 4 Stars

Graphic Novels/ Illustrated Books

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - 5 Stars
Amphigorey - A collection of stories by Edward Gorey - 4.5 stars
Amphigorey Also by Edward Gorey - 4.5 Stars
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang - 4 Stars
The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman - 4 Stars
The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster - 4 Stars
The naughty nineties by Peter Seymour - 4 Stars
Missed Connections by Sophie Blackall - 4 Stars
Guide for the Unlucky by Kyle Bean - 4 Stars


Book Series/Trilogies

The Complete Harry Potter Series [7 Books] by J K Rowling - 5 Stars
The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith - 4 Stars
Hunger Games Trilogy - 3.5 Stars
The Shiva Trilogy - 3.5 Stars
The Millennium Trilogy - 3.5 Stars
50 Shades of Grey Trilogy - 2.5 Stars

Young Adult Books

The Fault in our Stars by John Green - 5 Stars
The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman - 5 Stars
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - 5 Stars
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery - 5 Stars
Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie - 5 Stars
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - 4.5 Stars
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery - 4 Stars
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asker - 4 Stars
George's Secret Key to the Universe by Stephen Hawking - 4 Stars
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - 4 Stars
The Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman - 4 Stars
Looking for Alaska by John Green - 4 Stars
Swahili for Beginners by Lisa Joyal - 3 Stars
Teachop Girls by Laura Schaefer - 3 Stars
The Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins - 3 Stars

Fiction Novels

5 Stars
1. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
2. Wild Swans by Jung Chang
3. Miguel Street by V.S. Naipaul
4. Poinsonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
5. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
6. Book Thief by Markus Zusak
7. The Kite Runer by Khaled Hosseini
8. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
9. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
10. Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller
11. The Earth's Children Series by Jean M Auel (5 Books)
12. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
13. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
14. The Guide by R K Narayan
15.  Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
16. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd


4.5 Stars
1. Roots by Alex Haley
2. Exodus by Leon Uris
3. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
5. Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
6. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
7. In the time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
8. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
9. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
10. A Street of Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama
11. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
12. Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
13. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
14. Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
15. Equal Music by Vikram Seth
16. House for Mr.Biswas by V S Naipaul
17. Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
18. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
19. The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert
20. Buddha in the attic


4 Stars
1. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
2. English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
3. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
4. Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
5. Riot by Shashi Tharoor
6. Shame by Taslima Nasrin
7. Beloved by Toni Morrison
8. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
9. Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
10. The Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa
11. Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
12. A Palace in the Old Village by Tahar Ben Jelloun
13. The Blue Notebook by James Levine
14. The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
15. The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan
16. The Red Leather Diary by Lily Koppel
17. The Scent of Sake by Joyce Libra
18. Breathing Out The Ghost by Kirk Curnutt
19. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
20. The Mountain of Light by Indu Sundaresan
21. The Last Song of Dusk by Siddarth Danvant Shanghvi
22. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
23. Breath, Eyes and Memory by Edwidge Dandicat
24. The 19th Wife by Divid Ebershoff
25. The Reader by Bernard Schlink
26. Age of Iron by J.M.Coetzee
27. Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
28. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
29. Madame Tussaud
30. The Oracle of Stamboul
31. Water for Elephants
32. Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan
33. The Reeducation of Cherry Troung
34. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
35. One more thing by B J Novak 
36. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
37. Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob
38. Where'd you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
39. The Wandering Falcon by Ahmad Jamil
40. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
41. One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan


3.5 Stars
1. A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi
2. Evidence of Love by Melissa McConnell
3. Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
4. The Writing on my forehead by Nafisa Haji
5. Valeria's Last Stand by Marc Fitten
6. Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
7. Who by Fire by Diana Spechler
8. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
9. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
10. Fall on your knees by Ann Marie McDonald
11. Ladies Coupe by Anita Nair
12. The Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
13. Heart of the City by Ariel Sabar
14. f it was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon by Jenna McCarthy
15. The Monsoon Diaries by Shoba Narayan
16. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
17. The curious incident of the dog in the night time by Mike Haddon
18. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
19. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
20. The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan


3 Stars
1. Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
2. Shantaram by Gergory David Roberts
3. Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
4. The Mistress by Anita Nair
5. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
6. Nectar in a Seive by Kamala Markandaya
7. The Mango Season by Amulya Malladi
8. Night of Flames by Douglas W Jacobson
9. Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
10. Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
11. Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
12. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
13. Keeping Hannah Waiting by Dave Clarke
14. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
15. Red Azalea by Anchee Min
16. After Dark by Haruki Murakami
17. Song of Kahunsha by Anosh Irani
18. Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki
19. Dancing in the Dark by Caryl Phillips
20. Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat
21. The Diary by Eileen Goudge
22. My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse
23. Misadventures of Oliver Booth by David Desmond
24. Shelter Me by Juliette Fay
25. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang



2.5 Stars
1. City of Devi by Manil Suri
2. The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham
3. Tony Hogan Bought me an icecream float before he stole my ma by Kerry Hudson
4. A Ship Made Of Paper


2 Stars
1. Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
2. Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini
3. My Soul to Keep by Melanie Wells

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