So finally, December is here! All book lovers if you are wondering what to read next while cozying up in your quilt then here is a list of 10 must read books and a very good reason to read them.
a. Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – It is said that true love can happen only once. This novel swirls you around childhood love story started with lovely love letters. However, they had to give up each other socially to survive in the cruel society but the end holds a wonderful surprise for readers and is worthy enough for your engagement in the novel.
b. Hamlet by William Shakespeare – If you have been wondering that from where the fabulous plot of ‘Haidar’ came then “Hamlet” is a necessary read. It is different from the aura of the movie and is much better. Believe me! It keeps you wondering on the idea of ‘what to do and what not to do’ and the question that does the path taken by Hamlet in the novel is either right or wrong.
- The color purple by Alice Walker-If you think God is someone who is a teacher, a strict parent or a punish-er then you are wrong because he is your best friend. Alice walker takes you to the vicissitudes of a woman life and her letters to God. There is much more to it and it surely strikes a chord within.
- Memoirs of Geisha by Arthur Golden Set in Tokyo the novel tells the memoir of a girl named Chiyo who is sold to an Okiya ( geisha boarding house) from there on she accepts her destiny and her life takes a turn. From an unwanted Geisha in the Okiya she turns into someone who is coveted, envied and wanted by all.
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini The novel covers multigenerational period and focuses on the relationship between parents and their children. It touches on the notes of how young male servants are treated by rich boys. It is a memoir of a boy on his journey to emancipation. The suspense in the novel astounds you. A Must read.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of a woman living in 19th It is a novel on her journey to adulthood. It is an exploration of sexism, individualism and the rights of a woman.
- A passage to India by EM Foster It brings out all the racial tensions and prejudices between Indian and the British Raj. A novel of how an innocent professor is charged with a sexual assault of British women.
- Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence This novel is a bildungsroman of the author. It tells you how the protagonist’s mother’s love intricate the relationship of his with his lover. It is a novel on how the mother has to forgo his one son to accept the other one and how the son does not want to share his mother with his father.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins This novel is one of my favorite read. Such an intriguing piece that it will keep you awake all night long. The trilogy of “The Hunger Games” is set in a 3D game arena and each chapter give you thrills. Even the movie is worth your precious time.
- Daddy long legs by Jean Webster This is a story of an orphan who gets an opportunity to pursue her goal and her education which is funded by Mr. “Daddy long legs”. To her surprise ‘daddy’ is the one who has been with her all time long taking care of her small needs and he is not an old boring man but (someone you can know only when you read the novel). The suspense in the novel will surely take your breath away.