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!
- The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Maharani by Ruskin Bond
- Voices in the City by Anita Desai
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
- The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
- Home by Toni Morrison
- Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- That Long Silence by Shashi Deshpande
- Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
- 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
- The Interpretor of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
- The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
- Persepolis by Marjani Satrapi
- 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! 📖