Hi everyone! I hope all of you are doing well. Slowly and steadily, things are going back to normal for us, yet we still have a long way to go back to the world where breathing freely did not have repercussions. Waiting for that to happen eagerly. Till we wait for that to happen, let’s focus on things which can bring in a ray of hope: BOOKS!
What is your criteria for choosing books to read? Is is the genre or the word of mouth? Or someone’s recommendation?
Have you ever read books just because of their immense popularity and later drooled over them?
As guilty as charged, I have read some books just out of sheer popularity and loved them, later on! So I guess there was some solid reason behind their wide fan base, after all!
Here’s the curated list of books.
1. Life of P by Yann Martel– A tale of unusual adventures of a boy and a tiger stranded in the middle of the majestic Pacific Ocean, lined with themes of love, loss, family, friendship, ultimately ending at the realms of human understanding and belief. With its writing entrenched with so many deep subplots, subtexts and grave words, this book has become one of my most loved novels ever. I can’t even begin to explain how beautiful and resonating the quotes are in the book! You start the book, expecting to read a novel from the adventure bookshelf, and it experiencing a story both true and untrue to life, that it becomes difficult to forget. Do read it, if you haven’t already!
2. Me before you by Jojo Moyes – Oh God! What a masterpiece of a novel. As many of you already know, I don’t usually read love stories, I made an exception for this one. It is a beautiful story wrapped around fighting the will to die and finding the will to live when life pushes you down. The best change this novel brought about in me, is that I have come to terms with the uncertainty and the warped fairess of life and have opened up to uncomfortable conversations pertaining to themes like these, unlike before. Although I found the ending extremely harsh and heartbreaking, it is a novel worth a read.
3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio- The story of a young boy hidden behind a huge helmet who piques your interest as soon as you meet him and woos your heart away with his positivity and intelligence. There is no other kid in the literary world that I have loved more than Auggie ,happily cheered for his accomplishments and screamed with frustration when he gets bullied. One more reason as to why I have enjoyed this novel is its perfectly executed multiple perspective writing. All the characters come together to contribute their share of stories which ultimately became something larger than life and create a bliss for the readers.
Tell me in the comments section, which you read because of their popularity and how you liked/ disliked them!
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