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Reading books is a great habit to begin with. It is great to open up your mind, gives you perspectives which you generally don’t think of, it broadens your imagination, it corrects your language and the pros are numerous. Most importantly it’s a great company where you are not disturbing anyone, nor getting distracted.
So, people who are trying very hard to kickstart their book-reading habit but failing everytime they pick up a book and stop reading after 20-30 pages or somewhere the halfway of the book. The first rule of starting reading book or any habit is to start with something loved universally or where you are the most comfortable.
Here Are The Books To Kickstart Your Book Reading Habit:
1. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
This is Khaled Hosseini’s second novel, you can even start with ‘The Kite Runner’. The premise of the story is set in Afghan society and basically a mother-daughter story will bring out all the nuanced emotions.
2. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
This book will keep you fascinated and on the edge, you will surely Google about the writer after finishing the book.
3. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The subtlety of the story is impeccable and talks about the sad reality of racial inequality and extreme courage.
4. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Though this is a simple read but the more you are engrossed into the book, the more hidden meanings you will discover.
5. The Palace Of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
This is the great epic Mahabharata told from the perspective of Draupadi and Draupadi is the narrator.
6. Sita: An Illustrated Retelling Of The Ramayana - Devdutt Pattanaik
Easy, rational and an outstanding book which describes the twists in Ramayana. Ofcourse, told Sita, is told from Sita’s perspective.
7. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
This scandalous book will make you emote in all the grey areas of life.
8. The English Teacher – R K Narayan
The detail and the nuance of a love story is unreal in this book. The book is about a professor who is left all alone with her daughters after his wife dies.
9. Train To Pakistan - Khushwant Singh
The story starts in a fictional village called Mano Majra which is the border of India and Pakistan. The book covers the destruction that the Partition brought to us.
These books might not be the best book of the year or century but their will surely retain your love for book and let you keep reading.
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Author: Srinanti Bagchi
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