Books that you Must Read: Different Genres

Posted: October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Why books are so dear to us?

Why do we love books? There can be several answers to this question. The lens describes what are the prime reasons behind our fondness for books. Thry can be our best friends when everyone else leaves us. They keep us engrossed us in their tales.

Top Adventure Books You Must Read

  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire (By George R.R.Martin)
  •  The Adventures of Captain Horn (By Frank Richard Stockton)
  •  Quest: A Dane Maddock Adventure (By David Wood)
  •  Hell’s Corner (By David Baldacci)
  •  Empire of Gold (By Andy McDermott)

 

 

The world of books

The world of books is an altogether a different cosmos: a realm that is a far cry from our mundane lives. And man’s tendency to idolize everything supernal does not know any bounds. That’s why we love to dig our heads in them. An author sketches on blank paper the larger-than-life characters that are weaved together around a fibre called story line. A single twist in the story and we are already in a tizzy: The ‘what next’ factor keeps us on pins and needles throughout the book, till we are through it. Well, it is not always the storyline that bibliophiles like us remain hooked to a particular book. There is more to it…

 

A Pleasant Respite from Boredom

When there are bags of entertainment available at hand, where do the books stand? To say the truth, there are zillion of people that go berserk after them. And why not? We have a banausic Sunday: we pick a Jeffery Archer or a Paulo Coelho, and show the doors to boredom. There is Agatha Christie with her interesting and uncountable mystery series; J.K.Rowling with her weirdest Harry Potter characters, and R.R. Martin with his sci-fi thrillers. So, where is the time to get bored?

Books on Short Stories

  • The Best American Short Stories 2011 (By: Geraldine Brooks and Heidi Pitlor
  • A Treasure Trove of Short Stories Workbook: A Collection of Short Stories (By: S. Chakravarthi, R.S. Gupta)
  • The Cabulliwalah and other Stories (By: R.N. Tagore)
  • PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011: The Best Stories of the Year (By: Laura Furman)

Top 5 books of 2013

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
  • The Son by Philipp Meyer
  • The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis
  • The Sound of Things Falling: A Novel by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Anne McLean

Good Religious Books to Read

  • Samskara: A Rite for a Dead Man (U.R. Anathamurthy)
  • Secrets of Vishnu (Devdutt Pattanaik)
  • Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharta (Devdutt Pattanaik)
  • 7 Secrets of Shiva (Devdutt Pattanaik)
  • The Little Book of Hindu Deities (Sanjay Patel)
  • The Twelfth Insight (James Redfield)
  • Discover Your Destiny with the Monk who Sold his Ferrari: The 7 Stages of Self-Awakening (Robin Sharma)
  • Ganesha on the Dashboard (M Eswaran)
  • You Can Heal Your Life (Louise L. Hay, Dave Braun)
  • Streams in the Desert 366 Daily Devotional Readings (L.B. Cowman, James Reimann)
  • The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (Rick Warren)
  • This Very Body The Buddha (Osho)
  • In Search of Silence (Rohan Narse)
  • Many Lives Many Masters (Brian Weiss)
  • Gitanjali (R.N.Tagore)
  • The Secret Daily Teachings (Rhonda Byrne)
  • Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames (Thich Nhat Hanh)
  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Raja Yoga (Swami Vivekananda)

 

 

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New Books in Stores Every Day

 

Books are like stars: endless and endless. There is no single day when a new book does not come out. So, we are at the liberty of choosing from a plethora. There are also series and sequels-if you find the first book interesting enough, you would like to catch its later parts too.  You can hop from book to book, from part to part, and from genre to genre.

Best Books on Depression

  • How to Break the Grip of Depression: Read How Robert Declared War On Depression… And Beat it! (by John McArthur)
  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through… (by Patricia Robinson and Kirk D. Strosahi)
  • The Pillar of Strength- How to Free Your Loved One from Depression (by Felix Freeman)
  • Depression: Breaking Free from its Grip (by Krystal Kuehn)
  • Killing the Black Dog: A Memoir of Depression (by Les A. Murray)
  • From Dawn to Dusk to Daylight: A Journey Through Depression’s Solitude (by Bruce Ross)

New Releases

  • Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans Hardcover by Rush Limbaugh
  • Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics  by Deckle Edgeby, Charles Krauthammer
  • Sycamore Row Hardcover by John Grisham
  • Allegiant (Divergent) Hardcover by Veronica Roth
  • Soul Healing Miracles: Ancient and New Sacred Wisdom, Knowledge, and Practical Techniques for Healing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical Bodies Hardcover by Zhi Gang Sha

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Different From Mundane Life

A books world is a far cry from the real world, especially if we talk of fiction genre. There are ferocious dragons, angelic fairies & godmothers, scary witches & deadly ghosts And if it is a science fiction, you get to meet gigantic robots, avant-garde spaceships, extraordinary machines and larger-than-life characters ready to give you an electrifying experience. Die-hard romantics can dig their heads into passionate love stories Twisters & teasers, spine-chillers & cliff-hangers: a world that is hard to contemplate in the otherwise plain real life.

Best Biography Books

  • I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan
  •  Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
  •  Empire of the Moghul: The Tainted Throne
  •  Aung San Suu Kyi: A Biography

 

Top Fantasy Books

  • Allister Cromley’s Fair-weather Belle (Volume 1) (by Shane J Portman)
  • Aesop’s Tales (by Jerry Pinkey)
  • Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (by Philip Pullman)
  • Mermaids: The Myths, Legends, and Lore (by Skye Alexander)
  • Wonders of the Invisible World (by Patricia A. McKillip)
  • Ragnarok: The End of the Gods (by A. S. Byatt)
  • The Palace Job (by Patrick Weekes)
  • Olympos (by Aki)
  • Christmas Rose (by Dalton Delan)
  • Revelations: Book One of Merlin Chronicles (Volume 1) (by Daniel Diehl)
  • The Fairest of Them All (by Carolyn Turgeon)
  • Grandma’s Santo on its Head: Stories of Days Gone By in Hispanic Villages of New Mexico (by Nasario Garcia)
  • The Waste Land: An Entertainment (by Richard Shaw)
  • Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories (by Timothy R. Tangherlini)
  • Atlantis and the Silver City (by Peter Daughrey)
  • Kokopelli (by Donald L. Ensenbach)
  • Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland (by Vidar Hreinsson)
  • Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov (by Robert Chandler)
  • South of Surrender (by Laura Kaye)
  • The Kings and Queens of Roam (by Daniel Wallace)

Source of Inspiration & Motivation

Fantasy is one thing; a whole new dimension of books is also awaits us. A world of magic words that galvanize our inner selves and generate a spark in our souls. Books on biographies of successful people, religion, karma, moral values can be our mentors when our souls are unable to budge an inch from the rooms of gloom. We can get to read the autobiographies penned down by those who made this world a better place. Such books inspire us and motivate to follow the enlightened paths.

Top 10 Books for Young Adults

  • Inheritance (by Christopher Paolini)
  • The 39 Clues:Cahills Vs. Vespers: A Kings Ransom (by Jude Watson)
  • Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune (by Rick Riordan)
  • Angel Fire: (by L.A. Weatherly)
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire (by George R.R.Martin)
  • Fallen in Love (by Lauren Kate)
  • King of Lanka (by David Nair)
  • Kate Chronicles: The Red Pyramid (by Rick Riordan)
  • The Power of Six (by Pittacus Lore)
  • Abandon: Underworld (by Meg Cabbot)

 

 

 

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We buy a new book and fall in love with the smell. We read the story page by page and get to know different characters, their traits and their stories. While we are reading, we develop a sense of familiarity. We feel for the characters, we are thrilled by their actions, we are aghast when they meet some tragedy; when they smile, we too smile; when their life is at peril, we wish they were not in that situation. And to tell the truth, we never want that such a book to end. When we pick the same book after years and unfurl its pages once again, we become nostalgic as we had been to all those places and met all those characters that lie scattered on its pages. How amazing!!

 

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