WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING by HARUKI MURAKAMI

When I turned the last page, after (I think) the 3rd time of reading this book, it was with the same sense of regret. I could read Mr. Murakami’s gentle unassuming words for ever. He sounds so nice and reassuring and thoughtful. The kind of person I’d love to run …

THE BILLIONAIRE RAJ by JAMES CRABTREE

The Billionaire Raj, a “journey through India’s new gilded age” as the cover promises, is a totally engrossing read. It is especially fascinating for Indian residents, like myself, but Mr. Crabtree writes in such an inclusive way that even people unfamiliar with this extraordinary country will be informed, entertained and …

LADY IN WAITING: MY EXTRAORDINARY LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROWN by ANNE GLENCONNER

First, I watched That BBC interview with Prince Andrew. Then I watched Season 3 of The Crown. And sandwiched between these 2 “royal” events, I read a just-published memoir, with lots of jolly stories about how super and smashing the royal family is. And let me own up – this …