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Literary fiction, classics, dystopian, history, memoir, prize winners, and of course the 1001 books. You really might catch me reading anything!

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Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert
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A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

The story of just over 1 year in the lives of 4 interconnected families: the Mehras, the Kapoors, the Chatterjis, and the Khans. Taking place largely around Brahmpur, India, but also in Pahapore, Calcutta, and rural areas between the cities.

Mrs Rupa Mehra is determined to find a suitable boy to marry her daughter Lata to. He must be Hindu, of the proper caste, and a good man. While they spend the year searching for possibilities, visiting friends and relatives, there are births and deaths and university, and holidays.

This book is long, and has some slow political chapters. But after reading it, I feel like I know these characters personally, and I want to know more!