I really enjoyed the South Asian Author Challenge this year and when I heard that it was making a return this year I knew I had to join in. Like 2010 I am aiming for three books and I’ve already picked them.
The Dowry Bride by Shobhan Bantwal I read and enjoyed The Forbidden Daughter by Bantwal for the 2010 challenge and I really wanted to try another book by the same author.
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri I’ve read two of Lahiri’s other books: Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake. I really enjoyed Interpreter of Maladies (pre-blogging) but was less impressed with The Namesake. When I reviewed The Namesake many told me that Unaccustomed Earth was much closer to Interpreter and I am really excited about reading it.
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda I keep coming across positive reviews of this book and it sounds fabulous so I am excited about trying it.