Tuesday, 9 August 2011

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – 4 Books

A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives while reading it.

I have already expressed my love for books in my past posts and don’t want to go on talking about it all over again. The only problem while writing this post is the fact that I just don’t know which books should I name J

So after a lot of thinking and a little bit of cheating of clubbing 2 or more books of the same author under one, which I think should make this post called as 4 Authors but I guess that’s the same thing…..anyway below are the 4 books I enjoyed the most J

1. The Harry Potter series: These books had a wonderful way of getting dark circles under your eyes. Yes, I say that not because of the magic it would talk about but because of the magic J. K. Rowling has put in her writing. It grips you and you just can’t let go. It was very difficult to put the book down once I laid my hands on them J

2. Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns :  Based in Afghanistan both these stories have a lot of intense emotions in them. The Kite Runner that will make you think hard about friendship, betrayal while A Thousand Splendid Suns is about the violence, misery and abuse an Afghan woman has to go through. I remember while reading this book there were certain instances mentioned where I would shut the book for a while not being able to read on. Every woman should read this and consider herself lucky that she stays in a society where she is safe, respected and loved.

3. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni : It’s a woman's (Draupadi) take on the timeless tale that is the Mahabharata. Since I hadn’t read the Mahabharata before nor did I know much about it, this book was a real treat. I loved reading it and enjoyed all the characters especially Krishna and Karana. 

4. Books by Sudha Murthy, Preeti Shenoy and Chetan Bhagat : Yes, when you want to enjoy some light reading, some stories that will make you stop and ponder, some stories that will make you laugh, some stories that will make a tear roll off your cheek, basically books that leave you with that “feel good” feeling, these are the best authors that strike the right cord through their writings.

See, there was a lot of cheating especially in my last point which looks more like an umbrella under which I have clubbed more than one author and so many books…. J But that’s what books are to me….Just can’t have enough of them…!!!!!

I am reading The Alchemist now….yes hadn’t read it yet even though all the fame it gained. But better late than never J


  1. Your list includes most of my favourites too :)
    And Alchemist is a good read no doubt.
    Once you have finished it, read the graphical version too (its available on flipkart :)) ... I kinda liked it much better ..may be the my love for comics took over ;) But do give it a try !

  2. Oh, I didnt know there was a graphical version of it, would have picked that up. Anyway will give it a try once i get a chance to do so...thanks :)

  3. hey my fav. books...but i didn't know bout the "wise or otherwise".. rest of all are really masterpieces.! must say u have gr8 writing skills.

  4. Thank you so much, appreciate the compliment.
    Yes, Wise & Otherwise is one of Sudha Murthy's as well... :)
    Tear at heartstrings..hmm...your profile name did stir around my heartstrings...just curious why that name? I like it though :)