SUN, MOON AND BOOKS
By Sarah Bhagat(15/10/2020 00:30IST)
Sit, sip a cup of chai and visualize devouring books on a rainy day that is.
I believe we are simply a sum of the books we read. From the unforgettable closing lines from literature to obsessing over the newfound love for certain words such as, ‘ardently’, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Long story short, if you are a reader, you are the universe in ecstatic motion, limitless and irreplaceable.
This is a gift from mine to yours, a collection of lesser-known books by famous authors we need to read at this very moment
ROUGHING IT- BY MARK TWAIN
A recount of his wanderlust years, Mark Twain, combines his hysterical writing with a personal perspective on life. This autobiographical writing, I consider being his best work which makes you a part of Mark Twain’s adventure with his brother throughout American West, as he chronicles his own life. This read makes you pause, reflect and laugh.
THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL- YANN MARTEL
Filled with the same vivid, brilliant and captivating descriptions that enchanted you in Life of Pi, The High Mountains of Portugal tells the interwoven stories of three old men- Tomas, Eusebio and Peter, and an old journal that leads to a quest filled with treasure, ghosts, politics and mystery. This read is sweet and charming, less melodramatic that is worth reading.
MAKE YOURSELF UNFORGETTABLE- BY DAL CARNEGIE
A self-help book that teaches you the secret to making a positive, lasting impression, develop and embody the ten essential elements of being unforgettable.
COMING UP FOR AIR- BY GEORGE ORWELL
A personal account of the author’s struggle to cope up with totalitarianism rising before the second World War era, tells about a middle-aged salesman living in a middle- class English society. As it captures pre-war anxiety, nostalgia and trauma, the plot is similar to 1984 but just as good.
HOW TO BE GOOD- BY NICK HORNBY
Yet another brilliant example of wit and compassion that we’ve seen in Hornby’s works. Read this for its honest but hopeful depiction of love and life, just as the title.