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6 Must-Read books if you are just starting out

Ever envied someone with a quirky sense of humour and the ability to hold up conversations? Ever bumped into a friend who quotes writers you’ve no clue of, time and again, or speaks about things and ideas he/she likes with a glimmer so bright, you’d want to know the reason behind it so bad!


If you ever really probe into the lives of people you really admire, you’ll find that they all take a keen fascination to read books and that too, across all genres. This not only helps them build friendships quickly but also engage in deep conversations about life and beyond with people they just met. Before this feels like FOMO to most of you, we suggest you begin, trying out books that do not seem like work or make you fall asleep very fast. You just have to get your hands on the right content and of course, the right girth to set your mood right and embark upon your bibliophile journey.

Here is a list of some books that you can try out if you’re just starting to read books.

Any Chetan Bhagat book (Recent and older ones)

Hear me out before you roll out the flak for this one! Chetan Bhagat novels are like an ice breaker into the world of reading; easy language and non-complex storylines make for a very decent read if it is the first book that you have picked up. The other important thing is that it really helps in developing the urge to read more and that is all you want from your first book!

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The book talks about the good and bad omens of life and how everything just fits when you want something as badly as you want air! It is a lucid narrative with a thought-provoking writing style, it is neither dark nor hunky-dory; it serves as the perfect harbinger of a vibrant writing journey ahead.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

People have seen TFIOS and have seen Dil Bechara which is loosely based on the same novel, both have left people teary-eyed and wanting more. The book in itself is way more intense and impactful and heart-wrenching, it stirs up human emotions and tugs all the strings of your heart and leaves you thinking about love, loss, and longing more than ever.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Less than a 200-page novel, Tuesdays with Morrie is like a breath of fresh air with an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lessons. Not only is it easy to understand Morrie, but also easy to understand life after you keep the book down!

The Shiva Trilogy by Amish

Written in the first person narrative and speaking about the grandeur of our mythology, the Shiva Trilogy books are just what you need if you are starting to enjoy mythology or reading or both and it is very comprehensive and engaging making it a very un-putdownable read!

Harry Potter books by J.K Rowling

The lesser said about them, the better because you might just go onto a reading marathon if you pick up a Harry Potter book. No explanations, no justifications, pure magic!


About the Author

"Sharanya is a business aficionado by education, an emotional fool at heart, and a hopeless romantic by nature. I like to read, write and develop unhealthy obsessions with fictional characters, food and songs. In my free time, I like to play the ukulele!

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