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  1. trendtofit
    September 10, 2019 @ 10:43 am

    I also like reading short stories. But I read only those which I easily find in newspaper or magazine 😄. I also have a Hindi app ‘Pratilipi’ for short stories. I am interested in reading ‘Letters from Kargil ‘ first from your list. Thank you for this 🙂

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    • Ritu
      September 10, 2019 @ 10:57 am

      Letters from Kargil is a great choice!

      I haven’t heard of Pratilipi. Thanks for sharing about it. Will check that out. If you have an Amazon Prime or a Kindle Unlimited membership, a couple of books on this list are available there.

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  2. Shreeya
    September 10, 2019 @ 8:05 pm

    I have read Maus and Ghachar Ghochar, and really enjoyed reading them. Will surely keep a look for the rest of the books on your list.

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    • Ritu
      September 11, 2019 @ 6:55 pm

      Ghachar Ghochar is indeed brilliant.

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  3. Upasana @pahadimomlogger
    September 11, 2019 @ 10:34 am

    I was not a reading person until i have my own child. to help her reading i started reading and now i am in love with reading. even i am starting with short stories, some comic, humour and romantic ones (they don’t take much time ). Loved the title “Letters from Kargil” and i am moving to that now.

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    • Ritu
      September 11, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

      That is great. One must read the genres one enjoys. I pick a light read or a romance for days when I cannot get into the heavy duty stuff.

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  4. Ninu Nair
    September 11, 2019 @ 6:43 pm

    Ghachar Gochar and Poonachi have been on my TBR for the longest. But, now I am quite taken for Fox 8 by George Saunders after reading your post. Thanks for the list!

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    • Ritu
      September 11, 2019 @ 6:59 pm

      Fox 8 is quite a find. I came across it on a Twitter discussion and cannot recommend it enough.

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      • Ninu Nair
        September 11, 2019 @ 7:33 pm

        Yeah seriously…after reading Pastoralia, I was so keen to read other writings by George Saunders but never found Fox 8.

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  5. Preetjyot Kaur
    September 12, 2019 @ 3:43 pm

    I love reading short stories like these. That’s a great complications of books I must say. I’m definitely going to pick up these .

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    • Ritu
      September 13, 2019 @ 11:22 pm

      Thank you, Preetjyot.

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  6. lifewithmypenguin
    September 13, 2019 @ 5:47 pm

    Hey Ritu! Like I said on Insta, I read 2 letters from Kargil and Undelivered letters. If time permits do check my take on the later one at blog. Ponaachi was much appreciated if I remember correct and it is in my TBR. I will surely check the rest especially Fox8.

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    • Ritu
      September 13, 2019 @ 11:25 pm

      I will definitely check it out, Pragnya. I hope to read your take on the other books as well.

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  7. Supriti
    September 15, 2019 @ 1:19 am

    M off from reading for quite some time now and now i plan to pick up a short read first to resume. Your list looks the perfect thing to give it a start. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • Ritu
      September 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Short reads are perfect when you want to get back to reading.

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  8. Noor Anand Chawla
    September 17, 2019 @ 2:38 pm

    Nice list of books.. i can’t wait to dive in to some of them! I recently finished reading a short work that packed a great punch- “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng. Have you read it?

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    • Ritu
      September 17, 2019 @ 5:21 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation, Noor. I will definitely check it out.

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  9. Sweetannu
    September 17, 2019 @ 4:39 pm

    I like reading short stories too ,as they capture my attention and I read more so that I know the end quicker. You have listed out a good range, thanks for the recommendations.

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    • Ritu
      September 17, 2019 @ 5:23 pm

      Exactly the reason why I pick them too. During the busy work season, I prefer a book that I can finish in a day.

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  10. simritbedi
    September 17, 2019 @ 5:45 pm

    This is a wonderful list of books. Perfect when you r travelling 🙂

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    • thefusionillusion
      September 17, 2019 @ 7:37 pm

      I do like reading short stories. I feel they are more interesting to read. Its a good list. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Janaki
    September 17, 2019 @ 7:10 pm

    Ritu, I cannot thank you enough for this compilation. I’m so happy that Alexa made me bump into your blog. Loving it!!!

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    • Ritu
      September 18, 2019 @ 10:55 pm

      Thank you for kind words, Janaki 🙂 So glad we connected all thanks to #MyFriendAlexa.

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  12. Aadhira
    September 18, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

    Short and effective just like the books! Seems a must read collection!

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  13. shaandaarjenie
    September 21, 2019 @ 7:14 pm

    I have not read any of them.

    Will choose one, I guess the Kargil one soon.
    Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.shaandaarjenie.com

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  14. Letters from Kargil by Diksha Dwivedi Book Review – Bohemian Bibliophile
    November 30, 2019 @ 6:01 pm

    […] As an army kid, I have grown up hearing stories about soldiers and wars. When I saw the book featured on Juggernaut on Vijay Diwas, I had to pick it up. The book also features on my recommendation list, Short Reads that Pack a Punch. […]

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