Five Books you must read as a beginner

 5 books you must read as a beginner

Not all of us are avid readers since childhood (and maybe some of you can relate to the situations, including me and my fellow bookworm who also had a hard time getting into reading) But over time I have realised that I always come forward and promote reading and really  like it when other people read because it’s so rare for authors to tell such amazing stories. Today I am going to list down five such books that can get you into reading for good and take you into a magical world of stories and characters that stay with you for a long time.

1.The Diary Of A Young Girl

About the book-The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as The Diary of Anne Frank, is a book of the writings from the Dutch-language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The book is not only written and translated in a simple manner but opens gates for you to understand holocaust and bring a sense of empathy in you as a reader.

2. The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond

About The Book-As soon as Binya saw the beautiful blue silk umbrella, she wanted it. She wanted it so badly that she was willing to give her lucky leopard's claw pendant in exchange. No-one in the village had such a fine umbrella, and everywhere Binya went the umbrella went too. Gradually it faded to a pale blue, and was patched in several places, but there was still many who envied Binya her treasured possession. And the most envious of them all was old Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper, who decided that by some means he must own the blue umbrella.

3. Little Women by Louisa M Alcott

About The Book-Little Women is the story of how the four sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and
Beth grow up, find love and their place in the world under the
loving and watchful eyes of their beloved Marmee. The little women
together with their mother keep the home fires burning while their
preacher father serves with the Union army during the American
Civil War. The family struggles to make ends meet, with the help
of their kind and wealthy neighbour, Mr. Laurence, and his
high spirited grandson Laurie.
The book shows how in all times, love and hope are the most
faithful companions when all else fails. Honest and true intentions
are really the most valuable possessions one can have. The novel
emphasises the beauty of simplicity and the importance of small things in life. This book is also available in public domain as its been 100 years to when the first the book got published.

4. No Time For Goodbyes by Andaleeb Wajid

About the Book-2012,  Bangalore. Sixteen-year-old Tamanna finds an old Polaroid photograph in the attic and stumbles into her mothers past.

It is 1982. Tamanna finds herself in her grandmothers house where her mom seems to be younger than she is. She also meets her grandmother, aunts and Manoj, her mother’s charming neighbor. Manoj’s granddad is a scientist working on time-travel but he seems pretty clueless about getting Tamanna back to the present. Even as Manoj helps Tamanna sort out the mess that she’s in, they fall hopelessly in love. How will the impossible attraction ever work if Tamanna has to return?

5.The Palace Of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

About the book-A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat—told from the point of view of an amazing woman.

Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. Narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers in the Mahabharat, the novel gives us a new interpretation of this ancient tale.

The novel traces the princess Panchaali's life, beginning with her birth in fire and following her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands who have been cheated out of their father’s kingdom. Panchaali is swept into their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war involving all the important kings of India. Meanwhile, we never lose sight of her strategic duels with her mother-in-law, her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna, or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy. Panchaali is a fiery female redefining for us a world of warriors, gods, and the ever-manipulating hands of fate.

These contemporary and classics together will also help you determine the genres you can choose later and help you make it a part of your daily or occasional reading. 

This Blog Post is written by Sukaina Majeed,on behalf of My Secret Bookshelf.

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