In this age of incessant Netflix binges this lock down time surely can be instead used to become reacquainted with books .One of the major reason behind why people put off reading or don’t usually read is because they couldn’t find the time in their busy schedule but now that it is available in abundance there is no reason to not pick up a book or two. In today’s list we mention some of the titles that will help kick-start your reading journey today.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
This book is about vengeance and supernatural powers ,about the consequences when one person decides to experiment with the nature itself. It is filled with action,adventure and is highly engaging while simultaneously forcing the reader to question their moral compass.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
This book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions,it is filled with tears laughter and so much more.Its about an old man who can only be defined as a misanthrope whose life upends after a family moves next door and what follows is a journey full of heart and hope.
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
This middle grade novel is weaved by the master story teller Neil Gaiman himself,the writing will make you feel like you yourself are undertaking the journey ,it is a whimsical tale about a boy who befriends a girl and together they undertake a trip that stays with the reader long after its finished.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This is many people favourite book only because of how much seen they felt after reading it,if someone is starting to read or is a novice ,this one is a must read for them as it opens up to a person especially teenagers to so many relevant and important topics they can relate to.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
This is the first installment in the Shadow Hunter series an urban fantasy featuring vampires,werewolves,faeries basically every mythical creature you can think of.It is about the covert group of people who protect the mortal world from evil beings ,the tale comprises of hand full of secrets and badass action that will hook your interest in no time .
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry
Anyone who is interested in reading about Greek Myths ,about the inspiration behind several symbols used in present world can read this rendition by Stephen Fry,he writes them like lyrical stories that keep you engaged instead of boring texts. In no time you will find yourself be well versed in Greek myths without any effort.
The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
This dystopia novel is about a future where only men resides after a war killed all the women and everyone can hear each others thoughts including animals. Although the book is written from the point of view of a thirteen year old boy it addresses issues such as genocide and questions the actions of both side the supposed good and the bad.
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
This Romantic Comedy novel is about a women who is possibly having a worst day of her life to make things more twisted, somehow she ends up working for a person without any plans and also ends up falling in love with the said person.If you are looking for hilarious banter and a light read this one is perfect for you.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
A renowned classic that remains as relevant today as it was decades ago,it perfectly describes a future without intellectual literature,the importance of reading and the dangers of the mindless content we consume in place of ones that stimulate the brain.It can only be defined as a cautionary tale because of the scenarios that don’t feel all too much fiction.
Em And The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto
This book earned Jerry Pinto,an Indian author,several awards including Wind ham- Campbell literature prize and Sahitya Akademi Award .This poignant tale profoundly describes the life of a family whose matriarch is suffering from bipolar disorder and revolves around the household and its impact on the members.
Remnants of a Separation: A history of the partition through material history by Aanchal Malhotra
This book chronicles the story of various people across India and Pakistan,It documented their story of partition with the help of the things they brought with them during the partition.Each featured story in this book will no doubt leave you misty eyed but it will also help you relive the history through the eyes of the one who lived it.