“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though”. Well this is a #ShoutOut to all the nerds out there. This post is to quench your thirst for book suggestions. I listed down my personal all season books for you. You can buy’em by clicking the book covers.
1) The Catcher In The Rye by J.D.Salinger.
What F.R.I.E.N.D.S is to the world of cinema, this book is to the world of literature! I cannot stress enough, how good this book is. Holden Caulfield is the best fictional character to have ever brought to life. Grab your hands on this one before I judge you for not reading it.
2) Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami.
“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.”
“Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.”
“Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.”
I’ll let these lines from the book shout for itself.
3) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Lemme guess, you have always heard about this book but never cared enough to give it a chance. Well! now is the time. Go get a lil sad and much more enlighten with truths like, “Money can’t buy you love”.
4) The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne.
This book is gonna make you cry and laugh and go through a roller-coaster of emotions. It covers the extreme low and high aspects of life in the most beautiful and simple form. Quoted,“It’s not easy losing someone,” she said. “It never goes away, does it?” “The Phantom Pain, they call it,” I said. “Like amputees get when they can still feel their missing limbs.”
5) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
This book gives a soulful description of how picking on people who are helpless is a terrible thing.This book is like a fine wine. It was published around 60 years back and still so damn relatable.
6) Becoming by Michelle Obama.
Obsessing over Obama’s from goddamn forever. This book was my must read. This is a candid insight into their lives, touching few personal topics, an autobiography by United States’ Former First Lady.
7) The Break Down by B. A. Paris.
Do you love thriller and nutso characters? The kinda book that don’t let you blink let alone peeing. And this one is for you. You get so obsessed over Cass’s character, you’ll stop running your errands. So, if you wanna get stuck, readon your own risk.
8) Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
I remember binging on malcolm gladwell’s these 3 books in my Btech days. The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers. These are ambition and success-driven books. They make a point of, what makes certain things fly and others stay stagnant? It’s a formula of luck, precision, and finding something that people can’t get enough of.
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9) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
A grumpy yet love-able man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Should I tell more?Or are you convinced enough?
10) Inglorious Empire by Shashi Tharoor.
If you’ve ever watched the famous Shashi Tharoor’s speech at Oxford, you might know for yourself that he is the only person to have addressed the atrocities of British Raj in India on such a loud and inciting note. Although this book is quite big, but highly recommended if you wanna know about India before 1947.