In the times of pandemic COVID-19, the lockdown urges the need to do something with our stagnant lives. First is to sit at home and take care of ourselves and together as well. Then comes doing something productive or to pass the time. Trust me! Reading is the best thing to keep ourselves in order.
So, today I’m going to share the top 10 books that you must read in this quarantine period.
Sense Me by Annum Salman
Sense Me is the debut poetry by Annum Salman, who is a poet from Pakistan. In this book, she shares her experience of being woman, daughter and foreigner battling against mental issues, racism through poetry.
Sense Me allows us to explore our own senses about feeling love, loss, happiness, anxiety, healing and fear through self, family and loved ones.
“If my body is a closet, my tongue is a skeleton, that rattles with all the dead wishes I made, and the rotten words I never said.”
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney puts her psychological acuity & art of storytelling in this book that subtleties of class, the electricity of first love and the complex entanglements of family and friendship.
This book revolves around the story of two deeply damaged people an intense relationship between them that goes against the norm.
“I don’t know why I can’t be like normal people”
THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COEHLO:
Paulo Coehlo’s enchanting novel has inspired a follow devoted around the world. The story revolves along the Spanish shepherd who as a deep insight of wandering and he often dreams of treasures lying under pyramids of Egypt but when he is about to reach the exact place of treasure, he wakes up.
This book is all about following your dreams & how the universe plans for its happening.
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting”
FIVE FEET APART BY RACHAEL LIPPINCOTT:
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott is a book that loops around two teens with cystic fibrosis (CF) dealing with first love and their future uncertainity.
Stella’s a strict girl who’s is super organized & known coding while Will’s is a rule breaking artist running away from his medication.
“If I’m going to die, I’d like to actually love first”
THE NECTAR OF PAIN BY NAJWA ZEBIAN:
The Nectar of Pain by Najwa Zebian is a collection of poetry and prose which revolves around the pain of love and loss gave birth to.
This is book is full of poetries that may read by heart i.e its full of feelings and reading through eyes is not justice.
“Broken wings are a sign of struggle. And strength.”
THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI BY ROBIN SHARMA:
The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma is a step by step approach to living with greater courage, joy, balance and abundance.
This wonderfully written fable tells the extraordinary journey of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crises of his out of balance life. On a life changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers wise, powerful and practical lessons.
“Your I CAN is more important than your IQ.”
WRITERS AND LOVERS BY LILY KING:
After the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young women. Writers and lovers follows a Cassy, a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist in the last days of her youth, a time when every aspect of her life mend to a crises. // books to read in Quarantine
Writers and lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying leap between the end of one phase of life and beginning of another.
“I don’t write because I think I have something to say. I write because if I don’t, everything feels even worse.”
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN BY PAULA HAWKINS:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins revolves around the story of Rachal who catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, gazing over a row of back garden, she’s even feel like she knows people “Jess and Jason” who lives in one of homes.
Their life seems perfect but then Rachel sees something shocking from a passing train and their lives changed. Rachal becomes a part of their lives, she’s more than the girl on the train.
“There’s something comforting about the sight of strangers safe at home.”
TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD BY HARPER LEE:
To kill a Mocking Bird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Price and has become a classic of modern American literature.
The plot and characters are based on Lee’s observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama in 19366, when she was 10 years old. The story is told by the six year old Jean Louise Finch.
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
THE POWER OF NOW BY ECKHART TOLLE:
The Power of Now was written by Eckhart Tolle, a German born author. The book is a self-help guide and stresses the importance of living in the present moments and avoiding the thoughts of past or future.
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”
Make reading a habit in this quarantine period. These 10 highly acclaimed books will surely gives a boost to your mind and soul in the packed life these days and will enhance your intellectual personality. Happy reading to You!
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