The rainy season is always welcome after days of sultry hot summers. But what if you get out of your bed early morning and see that it has been raining cats and dogs since the wee hours and does not wish to stop at all. But before one slips into a melancholic mood and keeps whining the whole day, I believe one should pass the day doing some good indoor activity. For me, there can be nothing more blissful than getting to read the whole day. So here are the books I suggest that one can curl up on a rainy day.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
lt a brain teasing adventure of thrills and twists, this book will surely get your pulse rating when you try to discover the trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, the ingenuous painter of the renaissance period of Europe. This book is a pure genius copy of Dan brown where he has intertwined intrigue and suspense to hold the reader’s attention throughout.
To Sir With Love by E.R.Braithwaite
The tale of a teacher who was barred by color from jobs he was well suited for, the writer comes to a school to teach students who wanted to defame their new teacher every way possible. This story shows how students with unrefined manners were taught to tread the path of civilization and respect human values. It is a very interesting book that will keep you hooked to it till its end.
The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
This story is about Panchaali, the wife of the Pandavas, insight to the famous epic Mahabharat. Written in simple and lucid language, here we will see how the different layers of Mahabharata unfold through Draupadi’s conversations, stories and dreams.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
This book will grip your interest throughout as you read about the bond of friendship between two Afghan boys, Amir and Hassan. A tale of redemption, this book is an honest story of life that will leave us thinking about the long suffering of the people of Afghanistan and their struggle of triumph over violence.
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
This classic is the story of an uncompromising young architect who fights against conventional standards and his love with the woman who battles to defeat him. This book has one of the most challenging ideas as its theme- that a man’s ego is the ‘fountainhead’ of his progress.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
This novel is a smart book with simplicity because it is as funny as it is heartbreaking. It is the story about a 16 year old Hazel Grace Lancaster as she battles cancer. She not only tries to live a normal life after a medical miracle has gifted her a few years but is also struggling to think about what will happen to her parents when she dies.
False Impression by Jeffrey Archer
A tale of twists and turns, this book will leave you in the midst of many questions as you flip through its pages to find the mystery of Van Gogh’s self portrait with Bandaged Ear. It is a must read that will surely hold your attention throughout the book.
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
A hilarious story filled with exuberance, this book is about Elizabeth’s quest or rather every woman’s quest for everything in life. A ‘of the moment’ story which is amazing, wonderful and irresistible
2 states by Chetan Bhagat
A book with great characters and a captivating plot, this story is about inter community marriages in modern India. The central characters of the story, Krish and Ananya have touched the nerve of young Indian readers and their cult status. This best-seller has also been turned toa movie in which Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have pulled off their roles with elans.
A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks
This book will have you weeping for its joy and sorrows. A book beautifully written is a story of an aimless high school senior (Landon Carter) who falls in love with a naïve young woman (Jamie Sullivan). The two develop a powerful relationship and their journey of life teaches them lessons that take a lifetime for many to learn.
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
This book will stun you by its contents. It is considered a magical work of Redfield that has touched the lives of thousands of readers. It is a parable filled with adventure tales. It also fills us with optimism and enervates us for a bright future.
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yoganand
This is a masterpiece of spiritualism of the first yoga master of India Paramhansa Yogananda. Here we come across his firsthand account of his life experience. The impact that this book has on its reader is very impressive and everlasting.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
This is a debut novel of the writer which depicts the childhood experiences of fraternal twins. A winner of the Booker prize in 1997, this book describes how trivial things around us can change our lives. It is a must read because of its potentiality but was criticized by the British as they found it to be ‘derivative’ for being about India.
Every book a book lover stumbles across seems to be an extraordinary book that appears to be like the countless others. But each time, we get amazed at what it has in store for us within it. Books do not need a particular reason for its reading. If one is a book lover, one will always be awed with the ways every book enlightens us with deep insights of life.