From e-readers to dusty hardback classics and the paper treasures passed down your family, books have always been an integral part of our life for as long as we can remember. The good thing is that you don’t have to wait for another book sale to buy your favourite author’s collection.
Books can take you to the remotest corners of the world and teach you the toughest of lessons, all while you sit in the comfort of your home! Speaking of, here’s a compilation of the most popular books. So, what all have you read? Let’s find out.
#1. Grief is The Thing with Feathers by Hannah Griffiths
This is quite an unconventional attempt by the author. The nature of this piece is enough to keep you turning pages till you reach the end. A story set in England; it’s a vivid mix of humour and emotions.
#2. Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
In this whirlwind story of a mother-son duo struggling with pain and addiction overpowered by love and compassion, Hannaham succeeds in painting a beautiful picture in the reader’s mind. If you’re looking for something beyond the run-of-the-mill fables, this is the story for you.
#3. Blood Relatives by Steven Alcock
Alcock’s maiden attempt is plain brilliant. Centring around homosexuality, the novel is nothing short of humour, frankness and fresh. It delivers wonderfully as it leaves an impression on your mind and a faint smile on your lips.
#4. Dynasty: The Rise and fall of the House of Caesar by Tom Holland
This is hands down the entry in the genre history in this list which captures our hearts. Not only is it high octane drama with tones of entertainment but a daunting account of the first dynasty of Rome in both its ugly and good phases.
#5. Beauty is A Wound by Eka Kurniawan
Originally an Indonesian novel, this one had to be translated undoubtedly. The way the novel captures the true Indonesian colours in this story of murder and tragedy is pure magic. With dark humour and subtle tones of enigma, this one is a definite treasure.
#6. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Unapologetic and bold, the language and depth of this novel is simply spell-binding. The winning of Man Booker prize came as no surprise. Brilliant in its scripture and underlying tones of biography is what makes it stand out from the rest.
#7. Between The World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates
This is one of those underdogs which take the literary world by storm. It’s provocative and uncompromising and presented in form of a letter from a father to son. It’s a classic with its fair share of highs and lows.
#8. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
This deals with a subject which most of are forced to confront at least once- heartbreak and endurance. It focuses on four graduates as they navigate into the big bad world. It strikes juts the right chords and showcases the four divergent characters as they attempt to define life.
#9. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
A dramatic story unravelling itself as it leaves a punch in your gut and makes you questions your beliefs and pre-formed notions. A simple yet poignant story of a boy dealing with relatable issues, this one is a must-read.
#10. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
This is for light-reading but cannot be ignored! How can a book dealing with depression and anxiety tickle your funny bone? Lawson teaches you how.