Books that made my year, part III

Keeping with tradition, here’s the third instalment of the books that made my 2019. Happy New Year, folks!

Black Leopard, Red Wolf — Marlon James

From Heaven Lake — Vikram Seth
Red Dust — Ma Jian

Son of the Thundercloud — Easterine Kire

Animal Intimacies: Beastly Love in the Himalayas/Radhika Govindrajan

Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China’s Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands — Sulmaan Wasif Khan

Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom — Michel Peissel
Mustang: Bhot in Fragments — Manjushree Thapa

Old Demons, New Deities: Twenty-One Short Stories from Tibet/Edited by Tenzin Dickie

Winternight Trilogy — Katherine Arden

Ka — Roberto Calasso

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China — Fuchsia Dunlop

Ganga: The Many Pasts of a River — Sudipta Sen

The Draining Lake — Arnaldur Indriðason

Waiting for the Barbarians — J.M. Coetzee

For my books of 2018 and 2017, click here and here.



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Amish Raj Mulmi

Consulting Editor @ Writers' Side Literary Agency. Writes mostly on books & publishing, and Nepali history. More at