This month marks the return of one of the planet’s best writers, Arundhati Roy. In 1997, Roy released The God of Small Things, which became a beloved best seller and won The Booker Prize.
Her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, tells a modern day story of India. The novel will be widely-read and is already being reviewed rhapsodically, so why not stash it in your book bag now. If you have a long-flight, or just want extra points, read Roy’s first book, too.