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Rahul Mehra

System Analyst (Wipro) | Updated 28 Jul, 2018 |

What are some books to read for beginners?

Ranveer Sood

@Ranveer | |Updated 16 Jul, 2019

I think reading comic books is the best way to improve English and inculcate the habit of reading. I personally love Amar Chitra Katha comics since they provide learning with entertainment. 

aham pathak

Blogger | Posted 01 Feb, 2019

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.

james sampson

Blogger | Posted 04 Jan, 2019

This is a famous classic. Almost all native English speakers will have read this book at some point in school. So, if you ever find yourself in a conversation about literature and books, this is a good one to talk about. At some points it has a little bit of difficult vocabulary, however, it is short and you won’t have too much trouble being able to finish it. “

Siddharth Singh

Blogger | Posted 09 Nov, 2018

If you happen to read a nice book and felt that reading books is fun then here we go .. I would suggest you to read the following books … Hope you will have a great time reading these books …

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

Ruchika Dutta

Teacher | |Updated 28 Jun, 2018

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.

4. Godaan
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.

Ritwik Singh

Manager at Amazon | |Updated 28 Mar, 2018

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. 

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