Let me tell you guys, I am thankful that books exist and so many of us find sanity within it. A few books that have made it to my heart are listed here. There’s always so much more.
- The Shiva Trilogy by Amish: One of the disadvantages that a fan of Mythology faces is that answers to certain questions don’t exist. The reason Amish makes it to my list is that it gives me a thought, an idea, a world that could have existed too, a world where everything is justified and normal (If you know Indian Mythology, you know it can get pretty bizarre at times). This brings me to the second book on my list.
- Sita’s Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik: If not fantasy, a different perspective of the story works just fine. The immense research the author puts in, for his books is commendable.
- The Poison of Love by K.R. Meera: I haven’t read much of translated literature but this by far is my favorite. I love the power the book held over my mind and my heart. A book that has mixed reviews and didn’t work for so many people. But this book made a little home in my subconscious mind and it’s there to stay. It’s a simple book guys. nothing great. It’s just the plot and the way everything is assembled.
- Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto is probably the only book about suicidal tendencies that I liked or could relate to. So yeah, that makes it special.
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: Did you watch the show? Did you like it? Well, hate to tell you this but the book in going to make you feel a ten times more worse. Go, read it. NOW!
- The Wonder by Emma Donoghue and Hell! No Saints in Paradise by A.K. Asif: Religion and what too much of it does to people. Each read is beautiful and shocking in its own way.
- Simon vs The Homosapien’s Agenda: This is sort of my omnipresent favorite book.
- The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories by Ruskin Bond: Ruskin Bond’s books taught me the importance of those tiny memories we all make along the way.
- The Portrait of the Lady by Khushwant Singh: Because it’s breathtaking. Never forgetting this one. I also love Khuswant Singh’s writing style. Most of his stories are brutal yet honest, sometimes funny. (No Sugar-coats)
- Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling: Come on guys, this has to be present on the list. Harry Potter made me believe in magic and in trusting one’s abilities.
Comment below with the link to your book tag and I shall check it out. Let’s explore 🙂