19 January, 2016

5 books recently added to my TBR list #TopTenTuesday

Came across this weekly meme hosted by Broke and the Bookish. Looks interesting! Topic for this week's meme is the list of books that I have recently added to my TBR (to be read) list.

Actually, I have many books that are waiting to be reviewed and many books that I was wishing to read from long time. But, let me share top 5 books in my TBR list :-)

Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik

This has been in my wish list for soo long time. I have won it in a giveaway and it is ready to be read in my book shelf. Will definitely read this in 2016.


Richly illustrated with over 250 line drawings by the author, the 108 chapters abound with little-known details such as the names of the hundred Kauravas, the worship of Draupadi as a goddess in Tamil Nadu, the stories of Astika, Madhavi, Jaimini, Aravan and Barbareek, the Mahabharata version of the Shakuntalam and the Ramayana, and the dating of the war based on astronomical data. With clarity and simplicity, the tales in this elegant volume reveal the eternal relevance of the Mahabharata, the complex and disturbing meditation on the human condition that has shaped Indian thought for over 3000 years.

The Temple Is Not My Father by Rasana Atreya

Reading the blurb and reviews, I felt, I would love this book. I am slightly rebellious from childhood about religious rituals. I love to learn about various cultures, customs and the reason behind using them. This book is just Rs.60/-.


Ensnared by a tradition hundreds of years old, a woman fights for her daughter’s happiness.

From the author of 'Tell A Thousand Lies,' which was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK's Glam magazine calls 'Tell A Thousand Lies' one of their 'five favourite tales from India.'

If you like Rohinton Mistry or Shilpi Somaya Gowda,you might like this short story of 40 pages.

A Minute To Death by Ganga Bharani Vasudevan

There is no specific reason to add this in my wish list other than the author. I heard many good reviews about the author and would love to read this book. It's a suspense novel, which is my favourite genre too.


Young, vivacious and an aspiring writer, Riya wants nothing more from her longtime crush/boyfriend than to let her in on one of his exciting investigations. After all, what better source material for a book than a real life tragedy? No-nonsense veteran cop, Rohan picks a case of probable suicide to satisfy Riya's needs. Little does he know that there is more to this case than meets the eye. What made the victim hang herself at the break of dawn? What is the secret that her group of friends is hiding? Will Riya be able to salvage a workable plot for her upcoming novel out of this case of seemingly simple suicide?

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

I am a fan of Dan Brown and this was in my wish list for long time. Oh God, I need one uninturrepted full day to read this novel. Have to buy yet. I think, no one needs an introduction to Dan Brown after Davinci Code.


The Lost Symbol brilliantly captures the veiled histories, arcane icons and enigmatic codes that seem to be hidden right before your eyes. This book is an intelligent, electrifying thriller and you will find unexpected events occurring at every turn of the page.

The Girl on the train by Paula Hawkins

I added this to my TBR after reading the blurb and reviews on the book. It's one of the best sellers in 2015 and my favourite genre too.


Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…

So, here goes my list. Link up to this weekly meme and also let me know in comments what books did you add in TBR?

Until next time,

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