Independence Day weekend, and we’re off. To the gorgeous Verandah in the Forest, in Matheran. Where no cars are allowed . So we will be walking, many kilometers, in our raincoats , along the red mud of the railway track, to get to this atmospheric Parsi bungalow. With our rucksacks full of books. And games.
And now for our books : to be read in the hammocks in the garden, or in the easy chairs in the bungalow style running verandah. Along with tea ; masala chai for the spouse, Earl Grey for me.
A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson
Books for the kids, 8 years and 10 years : to be read, they have decreed, in the treehouse
Measle and the Wrathmonk by Ian Ogilvy
Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson
Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman
Raven’s gate by Antony Horowitz
And for the 6 year old; she reads anywhere..
The Goblin’s toyshop and other stories by Enid Blyton
The adventures of the Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton
What do you think of the list? What are your favorite holiday books?