My name is Meghana Puri, and I’ve lived in Evanston for four years while studying Economics and Psychology at Northwestern University. I enjoy reading and learning how to cook.
1) Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013)
Adichie became one of my favorite authors with this book which has incredibly insightful perspectives on varied topics such as the American dream, race, and immigrants around the world while telling a compelling love story.
2) Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (2000)
One of Murakami’s quietest and most realistic books, this is one of my favorites because it gives me a feeling of nostalgia and quiet afternoons.
3) The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (2007)
Díaz has an incredibly distinct voice with the narration of this book, telling an epic story interspersed with fascinating and imperfect characters, spanning generations and mixing reality and fantasy perfectly.