After binge-reading Deathnote, I was on the lookout for some series which was equally dark and suspenseful. I tried several manga series but didn’t feel like continuing any of those. I visited Kinokuniya bookstore and asked the staff to recommend me some series which was like Deathnote and they recommended Erased to me. They were absolutely right when they said it was like Deathnote.
Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag was translated from the Indian language Kannada. This book is pretty famous so I was curious to see what the hype was all about. Most reviews said that this book made them nostalgic about old Bangalore. There were few times it did make me nostalgic but overall it was pretty meh.
I realized recently that I have mostly read authors from US or UK and have not read many other foreign authors. This year I want to make a conscious effort to read diversely. I collected few books which are either written by an author belonging to other countries or based in other countries. I would love to learn more about other countries and I feel I have read enough books describing London or New York. Even in the movies, we mostly see these two cities.
These are some books that I am planning to read just to add diversity to my reading. Please let me know if you have read any of these. Also recommend me any books that are based in a different country or is written by a foreign author.