When Breath Becomes Air

The autobiographical account of the writer who is no more. This was the first reason that I picked up this one jumping the to-be-read. Of South Indian roots, Paul’s father had migrated to the US with his family and acquired citizenship there. The family flourished as each sibling followed their father’s footsteps becoming fine doctors Read more

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Upheaval

The novel has a beautifully worded idealistic speech on the enigma, that is India, by the main protagonist which is the heart of the novel.

Second Honeymoon

Here comes a book that in its title conveys it all. The Boyd family consisting of a mother, father and three children have been staying together under one roof. As the children grow up and find their wings, it turns into an empty nest. Edie, in particular, finds it difficult to deal with losing her Read more

And the Mountains Echoed

This one is another Khaled Hosseini classic. This is essentially the story of a siblings’ lost and found story but the way it has been woven with the magic of the author’s words in time, space and numerous characters is what it makes stand out. The story starts in the 1930s in Afghanistan and ends Read more

Leadership Wisdom

The best thing about Robin Sharma is the way he waves the quotes, sayings and anecdotes of various leaders, scholars and writers in his conversations with his much needy friend.

This Is Not Your Story

Having read Savi Sharma’s first book ‘Everyone Has A Story’, it was natural to go ahead with this one. And as expected this book didn’t disappoint, it is in fact many times better than the previous one. It has a unique start and while reading it no one can imagine how the story will unfold. Read more

Dystopia

It is a beautifully written book, a different style wherein two narratives are parallelly running. One is of the reunion of friends and another one is a commentary by the guiding spirit wherein she gives the background of the events, persons/ individuals.

Animal Farm

The novel is a classic and is a must read, especially for students prior to joining the college where they slowly formulate their ideas about the world and politics as such.

Eat, Pray, Love

Such a journey is not only required when you are depressed but also when you are happy, successful and motivated. It is the journey to find balance, to really discover yourself and to be and do what you always wanted to do.

Why I am a Hindu

It was a golden chance for Tharoor to create a modern day classic on Hinduism and he used it to criticize his political opponents.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

The story of a lineage or clan condemned to one hundred years of solitude where uncountable characters come, play a part and go. It is really amazing how the author has woven such an intricate complex storyline.

Sea Prayer

The poem is another good attempt by Khaled Hosseini to bring attention to the refugee crisis which is taking mega dimensions in the world.