Most of the beginners are quite scared to just pick up a book to develop the reading habit. Beginners fear what if they don’t find the best books to start reading or what if they quit out of boredom?
Some of you have already tried and quit. Some of you picked the most-popular reads but then it didn’t match your expectation level. And so you quit.
Developing a reading habit is quite tough but you need not worry when we are here to help you. No matter what fascinates you, we are quite sure that you will find the one you’ve been waiting for.
1. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Rating – 4/5
An engaging book with a beautiful story of a boy and a girl and the Universe. It’s a simple romantic story which has occurred in a day. First sight love has become a cliche but the way love has evolved in a day in this book is ineffable. The fascinating part of the book is how the author has portrayed the history of random people along with the main characters. This story also showcases the bravery and hope of the immigrants.
2. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Rating – 4.5/5
If you would like to start with historical fiction, then this is the best book.
This is an unforgettable story of two friends, Amir & Hassan. It’s a story of Afghanistan. After reading this book, your perception of Afghanistan will change.
The bond between two friends was precious until the winter of 1975 which changed everything. This is a beautiful story with a perfect message of bravery and devotion towards a friendship.
3. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Rating – 4.1
If you want to read a feel-good novel with romance then you should read this one.
This is the story of a professor, Don Tillman, who thinks that he won’t have any love life. But then got on a project, The Wife Project, in search of a wife who is perfect in every way and not spoiled in any way. Ending up finding Rosie who is all of it. She is in search of her father and when her path crosses with the Professor, the Father Project replaces Professor’s Wife Project. All of it leads to a blooming bond of love between them.
4. Freefall by Jessica Barry
If you want to read some thrilling books and finish them in a go, choose this one as it breathes life into every word.
The main character, Allison Carpenter has survived a plane crash but she knows that she’s still not safe. Her life is under threat. This is a gorgeous story blended with thrills and unconditional love of a mother. It’s a debut novel of two strong women, separated by distance but united by their unbreakable bond.
5. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divyakaruni
Rating – 4.1/5
If you want to read the re-imagined famous Indian epic written from a perception of a wonderful woman, then this book is for you.
This novel binds the story of Panchaali, the wife of the five Pandavas brothers. By rendering the women characters as complexly as the men, the author has illuminated the psychological and social dimensions.
6. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Rating – 3.9/5
If you are looking for some obsessive romance, then this is the one.
Humbert falls for a twelve years old girl, daughter of his landlady, Lolita Haze. To just be close to Lolita, Humbert agrees to marry Lolita’s mom. This book is a masterpiece and if you will give it a try, you will not get over it for days.
7. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Rating – 4/5
This is one of those books which is as intriguing as its title. The Victorian language of flowers is used to convey romantic emotions. Victoria Jones fostered under child care until she meets Elizabeth. Elizabeth teaches her the language of flowers. But due to certain misunderstanding, between them, Victoria is sent out of the foster care system.
8. The Ocean At The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
Rating – 4/5
This is a powerful story which will reveal the rare understanding of what makes us human. This is the story of a man, Sussex, who returned to his childhood home to attend a funeral. At the end of the lane, there is a farm where he encountered a girl named Lettie. But even now when he sits by the side of a pond there, all the memories come flooding back to his mind; the dangerous and strange past.
9. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Rating – 4.5/5
If you want to go for fantasy books, then choose this one.
This book is about Kvothe, a part of elite travelling players is the notorious wizard the world has ever seen. This book is mostly a biography of Kvothe. Kvothe remains Kote and runs an inn until he saves a wandering scholar from some sort of demonic spider. The scholar asks him to reveal the identity behind all the legends.
10. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Rating – 4.2/5
If you want to go for some drama mixed with compassion, this book is for you. This book conveys messages on racism, class strife and hypocrisy which are relevant to this century as well. The artistry of words is going to amaze you the most.
We hope you have found the books that you are looking for. All we will say is do not give up becuase developing the habit of reading will be worth all your efforts.
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