Are you a bookworm? A person who loves spending their time in reading books. Books are considered to be man’s best friend. They not only provide you with knowledge but also gives you the ability to think. Reading books have a been a passion for some people since a very long time. People opt for various different kinds of books. Some likes to read love stories while the others like suspense thriller. Some people are also drawn towards motivational books and biographies. No matter the genre of books, all of them provide something or the other to the reader.
All of us are busy in our lives. Many of us complain that we do not have enough time to read books. This is the case with most of the people out there. But one should always take some time out for what is productive for them. It not only helps to progress but also relaxes your mind. If you are thinking to start reading books but do not know which book to start from, we have you sorted.
Here are TOP 5 BOOKS THAT YOU MUST READ. These books have been loved so much that people read them again and again.
NORWEGIAN WOOD BY HARUKI MURAKAMI
Haruki Murakami is a bestseller writer hailing from Japan. His work has been praised internationally. Translation of his work has also been done to reach more number of people. Norwegian Wood is nostalgic story which involves loss and burgeoning sexuality. This story has been set in late 1960’s in Tokyo. It is a really good book with compelling characters. The story is extremely captivating. It belongs to the genre of romance fiction novel. It has profound depiction of love and death constitutes the recessionals. It can be considered as plain sad at different parts of the book.
HARRY POTTER BY J K ROWLING
J K Rowling is a British author who is the author of the complete series of Harry Potter. She is a screenwriter, philanthropist, television and film producer as well. The whole series consists of seven novels which chronicles the life of a young wizard. The name of the young wizard is Harry Potter. Along with him are his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. All of them are the students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The whole story revolves around the three friends and the Lord Voldemort.
The series of novels have gained extreme popularity ever since their release. It includes many genres like coming of age, fantasy, drama, thriller, horror and much more. Later on, movies have also been created on each of the series.
SITA BY DEVDUTT PATTNAIK
Devdutt Pattnaik is a renowned Indian author, mythologist and a speaker. He is known for his writings on Hindu sacred stories. Through this book, one will get to understand Ramayana through Sita’s perspective. The stories tells how Sita who was so loyal to his husband was abandoned later on. She raised her two sons all alone in a forest. This character of Hindu mythology had to suffer extreme conditions for her family’s reputation.
Through this book, one gets to see how the judgemental behaviour of people leads to so much of sufferings to someone. We see that Lord Ram was the perfect ruler who did what was best for his people.
THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO
The Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho is considered to be one of the best books. The writer is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. It was published in 1988 and was originally written in Portuguese. The plot consists of a journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. He considers a recurring dream to be prophetic. He goes to a Gypsy fortune teller to know the exact details. He gets to know that he is going to discover treasure in the Egyptian Pyramids.
The writer wrote this story in just two weeks because he was well versed with what he had to write. It has been considered as self help book more than a literature one.
MALGUDI DAYS BY R K NARAYAN
R K Narayan was an Indian writer who was the author of Malgudi Days. his work was based in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. He has received Padma Vibhushan for Sahitya. It is one of the best books written by an Indian author. It is a short story collection book which has 32 stories in it. It is based on the lives of people residing in Malgudi. It consists of the portraits of some powerful and magical people. The stories have been written for almost forty years. Through this book, one can experience the true essence of India.