Books are an integral part of my life; it’s been over 2 years since I have started reading and all this time I have read a lot of good books. Last year, when I wrote a blog on book recommendations, I had decided to turn it into a series. Thus, every year I will list down some of the best books I have read throughout the year. So, this year I have read 12 books so far and most of them are amazing. Here’s a list of books I loved and you might as well:
- WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? By- Spencer Johnson
The text describes the change in one’s work and life, and four typical reactions to those changes by two mice and two “Little people”, during their hunt for cheese.
- THE SHIVA TRILOGY By- Amish Tripathi: IMMORTALS OF MELUHA, THE SECRET OF THE NAGAS
I have read two out of three books from this series. It is a fast read.
The Shiva Trilogy is the tale of the extraordinary man whose adventures 4000 years ago are remembered today as the myths of the Mahadev, the God of Gods. It is chronicled through three books, The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas & The Oath of the Vayuputras.
- THREE THOUSAND STITCHES, By- Sudha Murthy
A bunch of small stories from the author’s life, the advice her father gave her, what she learned over the period of time and how she is incorporating all of it in her life. It is one of the most positive texts I have read.
- THE FOREST OF ENCHANTMENT, By- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
It is a brilliant retelling of one of the world’s greatest epics, The Ramayana. It is a very natural story of some of the women in the epic. It is a story of women’s struggle which every woman in the world can resonate with. It is a must-read.
- WOMEN WHO RULED INDIA, By- Archana Garodia Gupta
It consists of short stories from the history of the women ruler, how they ruled, how they were, their strategies, their struggles, etc. In my opinion, it is an inspiring book and you will read a lot about history.
- THE LAST QUEEN, By- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
It is the story of Queen Jindan Kaur who became the last and favorite queen of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. She became the regent when her son Dalip, barely six-year-old, unexpectedly inherited the throne. It is a love story, how Jindan survived in the palace, how she protected her son, and how she distrusted the British and fought hard to keep them from annexing. In simple words, an exquisite love story of a king and a commoner, a cautionary tale about loyalty and betrayal, and a powerful parable of the indestructible bond between a mother and child (as mentioned in the book).
These were some of my personal favorites from all the books I read this year. Some of my friends read a few of these books and they loved them too. I hope you would enjoy reading them just as much as I did if you are planning on reading. There are so many books I want to read, although this year I out of all the books I read most of them were fiction and women-centric books, as a woman to read about other women is inspiring and I enjoy real-life stories, I feel there’s so much to learn from every character. In the end, I would quote Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel “One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”