Many people know Mindy Kaling from the Office and now you will also know her as someone who started her own publishing company. She launched her own imprint with Amazon called Mindy’s Book Studio. In honor of her new partnership and business, Kaling decided to list her six favorite books of 2022.
Mindy Kaling’s Path to Her Own Publishing Company
But before we dive into that, this is a perfect time to discuss how Kaling came to start her own publishing company. Her parents didn’t let her partake in most activities which led to her turning to books.
I wasn’t allowed to watch TV or play video games, and I was not particularly good at musical instruments or sports,” Kaling says. “Reading was my only pastime.”
That also inspired her to be a writer. She has written a book and was one of the writers for The Office. Before we get into Kaling’s picks, we shall look at her book advice.
“Never start reading at 10 p.m., or you won’t go to bed until 2 a.m. Great books are more addictive than anything.” Also, she advises, choose paperback whenever possible: “Hardcovers are too poke-y!”
Mindy Kaling’s Six Favorite Books of 2022
- Kismet by Amina Akhtar
- Token Black Girl by Danielle Prescod
- The Goddess Effect by Sheila Yasmin Marikar
- The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev
- Somebody That I Used to Know by Dana L. Davis
- Excuse Me While I Disappear by Laurie Notaro
You can read more about Kaling’s picks here as she goes into some detail about her picks. Her list is diverse and shines a spotlight on authors that normally are ignored by the mainstream media. Kaling’s imprint plans to sign diverse authors and from her book choices, it sounds like a goal that she intends to follow through on.