It’s officially the month of love, and we’re paying homage to the kind of love that connects us to you – the love of reading!

Whether you’re still going strong on your new year’s resolution to read more, or are dealing with a serious case of JOMO (Joy of Missing Out, duh!), we're here to nudge you in the right direction with our list of books that topped the popularity charts last year in our libraries across India:

  1. Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas by Ruskin Bond
    A beautiful collection of semi-autobiographical writings from the years Ruskin Bond spent in the foothills of the Himalayas.
  2. Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
    A novel that recounts the trauma of the partition of India, with a love story in its centre that transcends the ravages of war.
  3. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
    A captivating tale that follows four people brought together during World War II.
  4. Personal by Lee Child
    Our members reckon there’s something about the popular Jack Reacher series of crime thrillers that keeps bringing them back for more.
  5. A Season of Ghosts by Ruskin Bond
    A collection of stories set amidst the mists and mellow magic of mountains that would evoke a whole array of emotions.
  6. The Grandmother's Tale by R.K. Narayan
    A strong, character-driven tale about the author’s great grandmother who embarks on a journey in search of her estranged husband.
  7. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
    The novel weaves together stories of people navigating some of the darkest episodes of modern Indian history, spanning across decades and locations.
  8. Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson
    A brilliantly-researched biography of legendary inventor Nikola Tesla that sheds new light on his visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.
  9. The Company of Women by Khushwant Singh
    As Goodreads user Vidhya Nair puts it, the book is “a discourse on the perils of male loneliness, the need for connections & companionship.”
  10. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffery Archer
    This novel is the first in the Clifton Chronicles series, which narrates a heart warming story of a family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. 


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