Reading a good book can give the same amount of pleasure you feel when you eat your favorite food. Be it in the scorching heat of the summer or a calming monsoon, all you can think of doing stay indoors. But, sitting at home and doing nothing may not be a good idea – you are left to battle boredom and lethargy. Picking up your friendship with books is like inviting that forever-available friend to the company and enlighten you with new subjects.
Here’ is a list of good books you must invest in:
‘Pralay’ by Vineet Bajpai If mythological fiction is something that you don’t mind exploring, this would be a great option for you. This story is based in Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. There is an intense tale unfolding in the year 1700 BCE, at the time of the destruction of the Indus Valley civilization or the Sindhu Sabhyata.
‘Here and Beyond’ by Rashmi Helping you get answers to all your existential queries; this book focuses on spiritual evolution without sounding preachy. Peppered with rich examples from real life, this is an extremely interesting read.
The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ramayana retold – this time seen through Sita’s eyes. Duty, love, honor; the struggles of other women – Kaikeyi, Mandodari, and others - misunderstood, misrepresented perhaps?
Live a Little by Howard Jacobson This rib-tickling, thought-provoking, piece of writing by the Man Booker-winning author tells the tale of finding love very late in life.
‘Three Women’ by Lisa Taddeo Taddeo a journalist spent eight years following three women, embedding herself in their lives to experience in real time the effects of the desires that each of them experienced. She says ‘desire is this thing that lives pretty much in all of us and is one of the strongest emotions that we have.
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