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Book Title


Sept - 2020 Home Fires Kamila Shamsie
Sept - 2020 Celestial Bodies  Jokha Alharthi 
Aug - 2020 Memory Police  Yoko Ogawa
July - 2020 The Night Tiger Choo Yangsze  
June - 2020 Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
May - 2020 The Court Dancer Kyung-Sook Shin
Apr - 2020  Sold  Patricia McCormick
Mar - 2020  The Sealwoman's Gift  Sally Magnusson
Mar - 2020  The Pearl that Broke it's Shell Nadia Hashimi
Feb - 2020 The White Tiger  Aravind Adiga 

Feb - 2020

Home Fire 

Kamila Shamsie 

Jan - 2020 A Place for Us 

Fatima Farheen Mirza 

Nov - 2019

Colors of the Mountain

Da Chen

Nov - 2019

The Dragon Behind the Glass

Emily Voight

Oct - 2019

Secret Daughter

Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Oct - 2019

First They Killed My Father

Luong Ung

Sep - 2019

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Behrouz Boochani

Aug - 2019

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Barbara Demick

Aug - 2019

A State of Freedom

Neel Mukherjee

May - 2019 The Widows of Malabar Hill Sujata Massey
Apr - 2019 The Stolen Bicycle Wu Ming-yi
Apr - 2019 A House Without Windows  Nadia Hashim
Mar - 2019 The Silk Merchant’s Daughter Dinah Jefferies
Feb - 2019 Beauty is a Wound Eva Kurniawan
Jan - 2019 The Face Tash Aw
Jan - 2019 Iran Awakening Shirin Ebadi
Nov - 2018 Pachinko Min Jin Lee
Oct - 2018 The Amazing Racist Chhimi Tenduf-La
Oct - 2018 Do Not Say We Have Nothing Madeleine Thien
Sep - 2018

The Travelling Cat Chronicles 

Hiro Arikawa
Aug - 2018  Crazy Rich Asians Kevin Kwan
Aug - 2018 The Story of a Brief Marriage   Anuk Arudpragasam
Jun - 2018 The Dressmaker of Khair Khana Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
May - 2018 When the Elephants Dance Tess Uriza Holte
Apr - 2018 Ghost Month Ed Lin
Apr - 2018 Garlic Ballads Mo Yan
Mar - 2018 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy
Feb - 2018 The Leavers Lisa Ko
Feb - 2018 The GIrl with Seven Names Lee Hyeonseo
Jan - 2018 Three Sisters Bi Feiyu
Jan - 2018 The Hotel on the Roof of the World Alec Le Sueur
Nov - 2017  The Feast of Roses Indu Sundaresan
Oct - 2017  The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen
Sep - 2017 The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul Deborah Rodriguez
Aug - 2017 Rooftops of Tehran Mahbod Seraji
Aug - 2017 Half the sky Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
Jun  - 2017 In the light of what we know Zia Haider Rahman
May - 2017 Wolf Totem Jian Rong
Apr - 2017 1421 The Year China Discovered America Gavin Menzies
Apr - 2017 The Blood of Flowers Anita Amirezzvani
Mar - 2017  Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse Suraya Sadeed

Feb - 2017

Goat Days


Feb - 2017 Burmese Days  George Orwell

Jan - 2017

How to Get  Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Mohsin Hamid

Jan - 2017

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary.

Anita Anand

Nov 2016


Rehman Rashid

Nov 2016

Amber Road 

Boyd Anderson

Oct 2016

The Sympathizer 

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Oct 2016

The Lizard Cage

Karen Connelly

Sep 2016

The Man Tiger

Eka Kurniawan   

Aug 2016

The Oleander Girl

Chitra Devakaruni

Jun 2016

Eureka Street

Robert McLiam Wilson

May 2016

The Lives of Others

Neel Mukherjee

Apr 2016

The Cooked Seed

Anchee Min

Mar 2016

The Housekeeper and the Professor

Yoko Ogawa

Feb 2016

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats 

Jan-Philipp Sendker

Feb 2016

The Narrow Road to the Deep North 

 Richard Flanagan

Jan 2016

Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer

Cyrus Mistry

Jan 2016

Ghost cave

Elsie Szi

Nov 2015

Flood of fire

Amitav Ghosh

Nov 2015

Floating on a Malayan breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore

Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh

Oct 2015

Growing up under the mango tree

Lily Forbes

Sep 2015

Little Princes

Conor Grennan

Aug 2015

And the Mountains Echoed

Khaled Hosseini

Aug 2015

The Rape of Nanking

Iris Chang

May 2015

The Ruined Nest and other stories

Rabindranath Tagore

Translated by M.A.Quayum

May 2015

Red Azalea

Anchee MIn

Apr 2015

I am Malala:  The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By the Taliban

Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Mar 2015


Kamila Shamsie

Feb 2015

Raffles and the Golden Opportunity

Victoria Glendinning

Jan 2014

A Fine Balance

Rohinton Mistry