The one thing I was very sure about at the beginning of this year was I won’t be taking review copies for a while. I had a strong urge for review copies during past years and I didn’t realise how it was affecting my reading life.
So this year I decided to have a solid reading goal and focus on books that purely caught my fancy. And guess what, I ended up reading so many good books that were lying on my reading list from ages.
Among the 25 books, I read between January to March 2020, here are the 7 best books I would recommend you to pick up at some point in time if you haven’t read them yet.
Fast Cheap and Viral by Aashish Chopra
Aashish Chopra is a person who has created theme-based videos for different brands which went viral on social platforms. He tells us what logic worked behind those videos. He shares his experience being a content creator. It is a quite interesting read about video content creation.
Three thousand stitches by Sudha Murthy
Sudha Murthy and her books need no introduction. In this one, she narrates some instances from her life. There are 11 chapters in the book. She talks about her social work, her grandparents, her college life, about Infosys foundation and many other things. A simple and motivational read.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Matilda is a little girl who starts reading at a very young age. Then there are her parents who never read nor support her reading habit. The weirdest parent characters ever. Situations take a turn when Matilda begins to attend school. Even though this book is known to be a children’s classic, adults would equally enjoy reading it. So if you haven’t read it in your childhood, pick it now. It also has a movie adaptation.
Ram Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish
People have a love-hate relationship with Amish Tripathi’s books and it is totally understandable. I picked this book in last May but couldn’t continue reading it. This is because Amish’s Ramayana did not match with my ideology of Ramayana. But one thing we need to understand is that Amish never claimed his books to be retellings of mythology. He clearly mentions that they are fiction based on mythology. I picked it again this year with no pre-expectations, with a clear mind and guess what, the book worked for me.
The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty by Kavita Kane
Now, this is something we call a re-telling. Kavita Kane narrates the story of Mahabharata from Sathyavati’s point of view. The story starts with Sathyavati’s birth and ends at her death. It is, of course, the author’s imagination, but yet the roots remain the same. Sathyavati’s story is the base of Mahabharata, it ends even before the stories of Kaurava’s and Pandava’s begin.
Art Matters by Neil Gaiman
This book, guys, is a must pick. It’s beautiful. It is a tiny little bundle of happiness. A feel-good book, especially if you are going through a creative slump or simply want to boost your creative energy. It has nothing that you do not know. But it has everything you want someone to tell you at the moment, that whatever you do, does matter. Art matters if you are passionate about it. The world might ignore you, but ultimately your creation does matter.
We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Adichie
This is actually a ted-talk given by the author. Adichie is a Nigerian author who shares her experience being a woman in today’s time. Even though she talks about the Nigerian scenario, if you simply read it like India, it is relatable. It is a very short read of around 70 pages. You may even get a pdf file if you search on google.
So these are the 7 books I would recommend you to read when you have some time in hand. Note them in your reading list. I hope you will enjoy them as I did. Good luck 🙂.
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