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Neha Patel

Neha is a proud Indian American whose first love was stories. Born & raised in Los Angeles, CA, she wasn't allowed to watch TV on school nights, so she read everything from Austen to Amar Chitra Katha graphic novels on Indian history and folklore. Neha has a Masters in Technical & Professional Communication from Auburn University & lives in Dallas, TX. When she's not reading, she's writing her fantasy novel, bookstagramming at @bookishdesi, or collecting records.

Reading Pathways: RK Narayan

Discover the work of RK Narayan, a trailblazing writer of Indian literature who prioritized the Indian perspective over colonizer narratives.


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20 Of the Best Mafia Books

A big roundup of the best mafia books across several genres, including young adult and romance, fiction and nonfiction.

Busting the Model Minority Myth: Let’s See Indian Americans Fail in Literature

The best way to prevent literature from perpetuating the model minority myth is to show Indian American characters failing; here's why.

A Guide To Discovering New Authors

Taking a chance on a new author can be intimidating! Here's a guide full of resources that'll make the discovery process fun and productive.

8 Great Books About High School Reunions

These excellent books about high school reunions explore what happens when former classmate meet again after decades apart.

Ex Libris: A History of Bookplates

Ever heard the term "ex libris?" Dive into the history of bookplates and how they help collectors track history.

Balancing Audiobooks and Podcasts During Quarantine

A personal essay on the merits of listening, i.e., listening to both audiobooks and podcasts, as well as how to avoid a content burnout.

5 Books About Complicated Families by BIPOC Authors

Here are five books written by BIPOC authors that each detail the intricacies of different complicated families, including His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie.

8 Middle Grade and YA Fantasy Novels by Indian Writers

These middle grade and YA fantasy novels by Indian writers are fresh and diverse stories that honor the history and culture of India, including The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana.