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  1. Ninu Nair
    October 14, 2020 @ 7:24 pm

    I had only heard of the Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale…I am adding the other three books to my TBR. It is exciting when a book is set in a city one knows and has fond memories of! A very interesting theme for the post!
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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:18 pm

      Thank you Ninu. I wish there were more books based in Delhi, my hometown.

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  2. vidhya thakkar
    October 14, 2020 @ 7:36 pm

    I have read Milk teeth, papermoon and bombay balchao !!! I loved them

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:20 pm

      Same here Vidhya. 🙂 It is great to see Bombay Balchao getting some recognition now.

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  3. Ramya DRozario
    October 14, 2020 @ 7:40 pm

    What wonderful recommendations. I’m quite intrigued by the last two, and will definitely add them to my reading list.

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:20 pm

      Thank you, Ramya.

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    • Tarang
      October 22, 2020 @ 7:09 pm

      I haven’t but I have heard a lot about these books. Paper Moon sounds very interesting, and it’s already on my TBR! I have never been to Mumbai but I find that city fascinating, not sure why. Adding them to my TBR. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Cindy Dsilva
    October 14, 2020 @ 8:53 pm

    Hey these are books that im sure Ill feel at home reading. Bombay just makes me feel at home. Thanks for suggesting them.

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:21 pm

      My pleasure Cindy. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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  5. Shweta Suresh
    October 14, 2020 @ 10:47 pm

    I am always looking for new books to add to my TBR. These sound promising. Let me see if I can get them straight away 🙂
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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:22 pm

      Same here, Shweta. If only I had as much time to read them. 🙂

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  6. Noor Anand Chawla
    October 14, 2020 @ 11:15 pm

    I’m unfamiliar with these four books to be honest, but they do seem quite interesting and worth the read! I do enjoy visiting Mumbai but I don’t have the childhood memories that some of these books seem to have evoked in you.

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

      I am a Delhi girl, Noor (technically since Delhi is where I have stayed put the longest 🙂 ). But there is something about Bombay and books based there.

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  7. Milan Singhal
    October 14, 2020 @ 11:23 pm

    These are lovely recommendations. Will add to my TBR.

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

      Thank you Milan

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  8. Priya Iyer
    October 15, 2020 @ 12:58 am

    Thank you for the recommendations. Will definitely read it.

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

      Thank you Priya

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  9. JAYSHREE BHAGAT
    October 15, 2020 @ 2:11 am

    Forwarding this to my Hubby. He is a huge book worm..

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:25 pm

      Thank you Jayshree. I hope he enjoys reading them.

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  10. Rakhi Parsai
    October 15, 2020 @ 9:01 am

    Mumbai indeed is one of the best places tp live in. I have stayed there for good 4 years and have loved the vibrancy and stories of the city. I really would love to catch up on one of these books. My special attention was caught by No presents, please. Will surely buy this now itself.

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:29 pm

      No Presents, Please is a must-read, Rakhi. It was originally written in Kannada. Even if one is not a native, Mumbai has that magnetism.

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  11. Princely D'cunha
    October 15, 2020 @ 10:20 am

    I never knew these books existed.I will definitely read especially Bombay Balchao.

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:29 pm

      I am glad to have brought them to you. Hope you enjoy the book.

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  12. Writenlive
    October 15, 2020 @ 11:40 am

    These are lovely recommendations! Haven’t read any of these books though have heard highly of them. I must pick at least one; books that have cities as predominant setting, akin to a character are charming!

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:31 pm

      Thank you Sona 🙂 . Do pick them up.

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  13. Sushmita
    October 15, 2020 @ 12:27 pm

    I have not read any of these! This is a nice list 🙂
    I am not a fan of Mumbai but I might want to read these

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:31 pm

      Glad to have introduced them to you, Sushmita. Do pick them up.

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  14. Vashi
    October 15, 2020 @ 4:20 pm

    I’m so glad I stopped by this post; I completely missed picking up these books on my favourite city . Definitely noted on my reading list now.. Great read.

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:32 pm

      Glad to found this post, Vashi 🙂 . Hope you enjoy reading them.

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  15. Dixita Agarwal
    October 15, 2020 @ 4:34 pm

    Milk teeth is in my tbr too. Good post

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:34 pm

      Thank you Dixita

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  16. Priya Iyer
    October 15, 2020 @ 5:33 pm

    Mumbai. My city. Great post. Will be adding all of the books in my to read list.

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    • Ritu
      October 18, 2020 @ 5:35 pm

      Thank you Priya

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  17. vartika
    October 15, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    As I am on reading spree these days, I am certainly going to check your recommendations, Mumbai stories piqued my interest the most as its a collection of short stories, a genre that I prefer the most 🙂

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    • Surbhi prapanna
      October 23, 2020 @ 12:53 am

      Though I had not read any of these but the plot of each one sounds really interesting. Specially the paper moon. Will check out this for sure. Thanks for sharing recommendation.

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  18. Lavanya
    October 15, 2020 @ 9:21 pm

    Milk teeth sounds a winner. Will check it out.

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  19. Seema Bardeskar
    October 16, 2020 @ 12:26 am

    I’ve got Bombay Balchao on my Kindle but yet to read it. Wil also check other recommendations.

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    • Archana Srivastava
      October 24, 2020 @ 8:49 am

      To be honest not get chance to read any of these books, Though stories about Mumbai always attract me, surely going to add all to my TBR. Paper Moon by Rehana Munir is definitely going to be first among all.

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  20. Akanksha Singh
    October 16, 2020 @ 1:07 am

    I have been to Mumbai just once but the vibes are such that I have never forgotten.. can’t wait to get my copies of the books

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  21. Judy Morris
    October 16, 2020 @ 8:58 am

    Mumbai is a city with rich history and the list of books set in Mumbai are sure to be a tree to readers. Bombay Balchao is one excites me most to pick first.

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  22. Nupur
    October 16, 2020 @ 3:40 pm

    I’ve only heard of Bomba Balchao out of this list and wasn’t too sure if it is too much hype. Thanks for sharing, and these are all up on my TBR for sure!

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  23. Hansa Kajaria
    October 16, 2020 @ 7:24 pm

    Of all these books, I’ve read Bombay Balchao and milk teeth… both a fantastic books and I’ve even reviewed Bombay Balchao on my blog.

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  24. LifeCoachPreet
    October 16, 2020 @ 8:04 pm

    This is such an interesting compilation of some great books. I am so intrigued to read these books now. Thanks for the recommendations.

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  25. Anecdotes of Mom Life
    October 16, 2020 @ 9:47 pm

    Mumbai is an emotion! I have only read Paper Moon and will add others to my Tbr list.

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  26. Tina Sequeira
    October 18, 2020 @ 11:52 pm

    Ritu, this is such a gem. I haven’t heard of any of these books, and their covers, and your review makes me want to read them all. Thank you! 🙂

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  27. Tina Sequeira
    October 18, 2020 @ 11:54 pm

    Ritu, this is such a gem. I haven’t heard of any of these books, and their covers, and your review makes me want to read them all. Thank you! 🙂 #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

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  28. Suchita Agarwal
    October 22, 2020 @ 3:40 pm

    Thank you for the recommendations. Paper Moon and Bombay Balchao sound really promising. Love the handy “add to goodreads” option on your blog 😀

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  29. Neha Tambe
    October 23, 2020 @ 10:19 pm

    Frankly for me, mumbai was always about crowds, locals, stock market and bollywood. These books promise to showcase a different mumbai.. will check them out.

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