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Book recommendations from Twinkle Khanna’s library

Twinkle Khanna needs to start her own book club

By ELLE team  August 17th, 2017

A self-confessed bookworm, Twinkle Khanna devours novels like they’re tic-tacs. If we were to read through her entire library, we might age a few years and live a few lives before we’re done. In an interview with Elle, she recalled that her school friends told her she used to have her head buried in books to the point that she would often miss lunch. “But I wouldn’t have been the size I was if I was skipping lunch,” she laughs good-naturedly. Every now and then, the Bollywood actress-turned-author will recommend books to her followers, her very own Twinkle Khanna book club if you will. Everything from children’s books to love stories has made it to her shelves. Here are our top picks:

City of Djinns, William Dalrymple

Twinkle tried to get through this one as slowly as possible just to make it last longer.

Trigger Warnings, Neil Gaiman

That time Twinkle made her husband, Akshay Kumar, go book shopping with her. 

Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit, P.G Wodehouse

The Curvy Girls Club, Michele Gorman

Such a long Journey, Rohinton Mistry

Dragons at Crumbling Castle, Terry Pratchett (for her kids)

Trigger Warnings, Neil Gaiman


Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh

For the literary romantics Khanna recommends Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda.  

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Twinkle is seriously obsessed with the Fitzgeralds. If your high school reading covered Gatsby, you may want to check out Tender Is The Night.

Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all, Jonas Jonasson

You know when you check out a book by a same author because you loved his previous work? Well this one didn't hit the spot for Twinkle quite like The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared.

To Kill A Mocking Bird, Harper Lee

Of course, Twinkle sticks to the classics.

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The children's book that makes it to most adults' all-time reading favourites. 

Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz

That time when Twinkle went to detox with her sister and discovered they were reading the same book.

My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante

"My Brilliant Friend is brilliant indeed. This book does not do any of the complicated zigzags of successful storytelling but is an arrow that flies parallel to the ground and hits at the heart of all human emotion," Twinkle breaks it down.

The Course of Love, Allain de Botton

The psychology of your relationship wrapped up in a love story.