Late last month I asked the author what she was reading. Aiyar's reply:
I’ve just finished reading the most mesmerizing book called the Sly Company of People Who Care, by a cricket journalist, Rahul Bhattacharya. It's set in Guyana, a country I knew absolutely nothing about, and it's made me want to pack a bag and get the first ticket out there I can. The lilting, sassy, seductive, creolese used throughout the book was a particular draw for me.Visit Pallavi Aiyar's website.
I’ve also recently devoured (in a day) Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, possibly making me the last mother on the planet to have read it. It’s made me ponder some tough parenting questions as I battle with my own 4 year old trying to figure out just where to set the boundaries.
On my list to read is Indian literary critic Nilanjana Roy’s debut novel, The Wildings. It’s about cats and it's set in the neighborhood in Delhi I grew up in, so I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it.