Books that I read often

Today is World Book Day, a day organised by UNESCO to encourage and promote reading, copyrighting and publication of books. Books hold a great significance in our lives by not only enlightening us with the information contained in it, but also by influencing our intellect and ideologies in a progressive manner.

I love reading books, anything from the comics to serious fiction. I love the smell of books – old and new ones, the yellow faded ones, the hard-bound and the paperbacks, there is something divine with this smell!

I am a student of Literature, and to talk about my favourite books would be a daunting task for me. It is almost like a mother picking up a favorite child, for one cannot actually do that. All her children are dear for her, she cannot pick or choose her own children. So, in this blog, I will not talk about my favourite books, there are too many to write down here; I will list down the books that I keep re-reading every now and then!

  1. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  2. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf
  3. 1984 by George Orwell
  4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  5. Maharani by Ruskin Bond
  6. Voices in the City by Anita Desai
  7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  9. Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
  10. The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
  11. Home by Toni Morrison
  12. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  13. That Long Silence by Shashi Deshpande
  14. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  15. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  16. The Interpretor of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  17. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
  19. Persepolis by Marjani Satrapi
  20. Dear Life by Alice Munro

These books are so good that I keep reading them often, and each time, I end up learning something new, often through a fresh perspective that I had not realised. Above all, books always cheer me up more than anything else!

What are the books that you keep reading often? Do you have any favourite book/ books? Please let me know in the comments’ section.

Happy World Book Day! 📖

14 comments

  1. I have read 1984, Kite Runner, Wuthering Heights ..Although i haven’t read the book of harry potter but yes i have watched the movie …
    My favourite remains Wuthering Heights ..I doubt if i will get over its spell ..

    There are some more which you should consider reading if you haven’t..

    •Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    •Life is what you make it by Preeti Shenoy
    •Think like a Monk by Jay Shetty
    •A thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    •Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
    •Who will cry when you die ?
    •The Collaborator by Mirza Waheed
    •Curfewed Nights by Basharat Peer

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  2. I like your list – some of those books I have loved and others I am looking forward to reading!
    I don’t re-read as much as I used to… the only books I’ve re-read in the last couple years are “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Left Hand of Darkness.” I do think there is a lot of value in re-reading, but the older I get, the more I feel like rereading keeps me from experiencing the many new books I hope to be able to get to someday. Maybe I should let go of that fear and allow myself to enjoy a book on a deeper level, again.

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    • I completely agree with you that ‘re-reading books often keeps you from experiencing the new books’. Indeed re-reading works only for the best books out there, the ones that can keep you intrigued even on a second or third reading. Best wishes to you.

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  3. Oh my, we were thinking about the same topic today. 😊 I also wrote a post about World Book Day. Like you, I have great difficulty picking any favorite book, it’s hard not to list “All the Books”. I’m more of a non-fiction reader, but will read anything. My favorites from your list – 2, 3, 4. “The Kite Runner” story really hurt my heart.

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  4. Happy world book day. I carefully scrolled through your list to see if there is anything I liked, and have read quite a number of them. The Kite Runner was a fantastic novel and I’m very happy that I received it as a gift. It’s sitting on the bookshelf beneath my desk at work. Wuthering Heights is my next book to re-read. And I’ve got that on my iBook shelf.

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