Books are said to be our best friends and it’s never too late to grab a book and get lost in a whole new world. Good and popular books these days are available in many languages these days, thanks to the technology of translation. To have a real slice of life from all possible aspects, one may read the following books:
1. Harry Potter series
If you don’t believe in magic, you will never find it. It’s this philosophy with which J K Rowling has written all the seven Harry Potter novels. These books would encourage you to find magic in the most unexpected places. It just takes a swish and a flick.
Apart from the magic and fantasy, Harry Potter series provides its readers a portrayal and stark criticism of various social evils like Racism, Institutionalism, and so on. It is a great read for the readers of psychological and detective novels as well.
2. Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Recently published, the second novel of Booker Prize winning author Arundhati Roy takes you to a tour of Old Delhi and Kashmir. Arundhati Roy’s writing in the novel is like smoke, which gets into those places where society has forbidden us to look into. The novel tells the story of many historical and contemporary events of India from the view point of forbidden communities like Hijras or Eunuchs to Kashmiri Militant.
3. And Then There Were None
If you love thrill and suspense, this novel is written just for you. One of the best detective fiction writers, Agatha Christie delves into the psychology of a court judge and explains what makes him commit the most heinous of crimes just for the sake of it.
The best novel by Munshi Premchand in so many ways, Godaan describes for you the intricacies of the village life. Premchand throws a light on the misfortune of the poorer section of society in pre independent India which is the consequence of brutal policies of government. It’s originally written in Hindi and is available in English translation as well.
5. Raag Darbaari
Another great Hindi novel, written by Shrilal Shukla, Raag Darbaari full of satire and humour. It criticizes The Indian administration in post Nehruvian India in an enjoyable manner. The scenario discussed there is no less relatable t the contemporary political scenario of the country. This novel is also available in English Translation.
There are many other good books that can grab your attention, keep you engaged throughout and can provide food for thought. Some of them are novels by Khaled Hosseini, Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and so on. Happy reading.
It is never too late to start reading again. Reading is the one activity that helps you in fight depression, escape the reality and takes you into another universe. The books we read help us understand the world better and we become a better person.
But many of us do not have the reading habit right from childhood and as adults, we don't know where to start. It can be very confusing because of the amount of books available in the market and you are not sure where to start so below are books that keep you hook with them for a long time.
1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
It is a story about Amir and Hassan are young boys who spend their days playing together but there is something that divides them. It is the class difference as Amir is a rich Pashtun boy but Hassan is his servant's son. It is a story of growing up, discovering family secrets and making life-long friendships, this novel is bound to touch you.
2. Malgudi Days by R K Narayanan
It is a perfect book who wants to indulge in some nostalgia. The narration is simple to read and yet, it carries a very typically Indian childhood in it. It is a compilation of 32 short stories, all located in Malgudi, an imaginary town in South India. The stories are so real that you don't feel like any bit of it is fictional.
3. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The story is set in Kerala and shifts between childhood and adulthood of twins Rahel and Esthappen. The novel covers the cultural issues faced by a typical Keralite society, that of Communism, the caste system and the Syrian Christian way of life.
4. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The story is about a mysterious rich man Jay Gatsby. Jay is a millionaire known for his lavish parties but the strangest part is that he never attends them.
5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The story is about journey of Holden who finds that he is about to say goodbye to his childhood to enter the adult world. Like any teenager, he finds it tough and even plans on running away to become an introvert. However, you need to read the book to see if he actually takes the step.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Harry Potter (entire series ) by J K Rowling (believe me .. Harry potter books are 13 times better than Harry Potter movies.. )
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny less by Jeffrey Archer
Thin estimated Picks:
Animal Farm by George Orwell (Classic Fiction)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Mystery Fiction)
And afterward There Were None by Agatha Christie (Mystery Fiction)
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Classic Fiction)
The Gift of The Magi by O. Henry (Short Story)
The Help by Katheryn Stockett (Fiction)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Fiction)
Em and The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto (Fiction)
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The kid in stipped pajama by John Boyne
Short, fresh, simple to peruse however exceptionally amazing.
Ideal blend of youth guiltlessness and German Nazi ghastliness.
Brief look at Hitler, death camp and a youngster