Reading books help you keep your brain busy being imaginative, calculative, and interpretive. Some of the benefits of reading include relieving stress significantly, better your interpretation powers, gives a boost to your creative side, improves your sleep, and more. Let’s have a deeper look at the importance of developing a healthy reading habit.
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Many of you might have expected The Alchemist to be on this list. Well, it’s got to be here! A simple narration with hidden meanings is how we would like to describe this gem. Have you heard the famous saying, “when you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it?” This is one of the famous lines from this masterpiece. The Alchemist is a story that will inspire you to listen to your heart and follow your dreams, something we all need to do! To top that up, the unique vision and spirituality of Paulo Coelho will be a therapeutic experience. It is no wonder why this book is considered to be one of the best books for beginners.
Nick Carraway narrates the story but it is primarily about a mysterious rich man Jay Gatsby. Jay is a millionaire known for his lavish parties but the strangest part is that he never attends them. At least that is what Nick discovers while meeting his cousin sister Daisy and her husband Tom. As the story unfolds, we discover that Gatsby knew Daisy from before. However, when he initially met her, he wasn’t doing so well financially and she was a typical rich girl. But he still fell in love with her and gaining wealth was a part of his plan to become one with Daisy. The extravagant parties are an attempt to become a part of her world. Gatsby is more so obsessed with Daisy than in love with her and is trying his best to make her fall in love. But the question is, does he succeed? Does he finally get a reciprocation for his love?
The twists and turns of life can ruin the best-laid plans, but you still have to persevere. This is a book you’ll struggle to put down, even when things take dark turns and you can’t imagine a happy ending. The writing in A Thousand Splendid Suns is nicely paced and makes you feel a range of positive, negative, and neutral emotions. Khalid Hosseini is famous for his solid storytelling style. Hence, A Thousand Splendid Suns will leave you rooting for the characters and give you insights into a different world right here on earth.
What started off as a book for children, evolved into a story that captured hearts all over the world. With the Harry Potter illustrated books, the world of witchcraft and wizardry becomes accessible even to little children. The magical realm of the Harry Potter series makes children gradually develop good reading habits down the line! It’s so much easier to understand magic potions, flying keys and fierce three-headed dogs named fluffy when you can see them. Harry Potter illustrated books offer a sense of wonder and how to imagine a fantasy world in their minds.
Known for sword fighting, subterfuge, and drama, this epic classic is a great read for readers both young and old. The tale follows the story of Edmond Dantes in 19th century France at the end of Napoleon’s era. At just 19 years old, Dantes is forced on a dangerous adventure to free himself from the clutches of the evil people conspiring against him before taking his revenge. Alexandre Dumas is also known for his famous book, “The Three Musketeers”, which is also one of the best books to read for beginners.
Looking for some of the best books to read as a beginner? While there are several options, The Kite Runner has found its way into everyone’s list. Wondering what is it about? Let us give you some insight! It is a story of growing up and a dubious friendship between a wealthy boy and his father’s servant son. Trust us, this simple book will fill your heart with myriad emotions about life and its unlikely events! Just go for it!
Looking for some of the best books to read as a beginner? While there are several options, The Kite Runner has found its way into everyone’s list. Wondering what is it about? Let us give you some insight! It is a story of growing up and a dubious friendship between a wealthy boy and his father’s servant son. Trust us, this simple book will fill your heart with myriad emotions about life and its unlikely events! Just go for it! Do you know the best thing about this book? The realism! Set in Kerala (yes, the beautiful Kerala!), this book is an eye-opener. It also talks about communism and takes you through the life of the twins, Rahel and Esthappen. But why is this one of the good books for beginner readers? Because of its simple yet impressive narration that will touch your heart. Time for a fun fact: It is the debut novel of Arundhati Roy and is considered one of her best works. And it can be your debut as a reader as well!
The novel is most famous for its scandalous content but that is exactly what makes it a good read. It leaves you with mixed emotions for characters and you realize nothing is black and white in life. A man is writing his memoirs under the pen name Humbert Humbert. Humbert recalls falling in love with a girl called Annabel when he was young. However, she also dies soon after due to an illness. As an adult, Humbert develops a sexual inclination toward girls in their puberty years, meaning, girls aged between 9 to 14. Soon after his first marriage fails, Humbert marries a woman with a 12-year-old daughter. Yes, his plan is to eventually keep the young girl close to him. However, you’ll be surprised by the way events unfold. It is a book you just cannot keep down.
Eleven minutes ‘Eleven minutes’ is the masterpiece of Brazilian bestselling author Paulo Coelho. This novel is based on a fictional account of a woman named Maria who lives in Rio, but moves to Geneva. She is poor and has to do menial jobs to survive in Geneva. Fate led her to be a prostitute. She has accepted her life in this way and keeps on going with it displaying great strength. It is during one of her walks down a street that she feels a sexual awakening inside her. The quest for physical pleasure leads her into some interesting situations, where she tries to find her own body and desires. While she is living a life of a prostitute, trying to understand herself sexually, she comes across a man. She crosses path with a young painter. She is instantly smitten by his charm and he is captivated by Maria too. There is a chance that she might fall in love. At this strange time, love has found her door, will she let it in? Or will it be another sexual adventure for her?
Now a major Netflix filmAyyan Mani appears to be just another man in Bombay, stranded in the rot of a good marriage, an unremarkable life and a dead-end job as personal assistant to an insufferable astronomer called Arvind Acharya at the Institute of Theory and Research. But Ayyan is not as simple as he appears.To entertain himself and to give his wife the hope that they are heading towards a spectacular future, he embarks upon a secret game, weaving an outrageous fiction around his ten-year-old son. As he builds the small plots to promote the myth, he sets in motion a chain of events that soon threatens to overtake him. Alternately funny and poignant, Serious Men is a savage satire on class, love, relationships, and our veneration of science.