With the first day of New Year, 2022 and holidays around, it’s the perfect time to snuggle in your blanket with a cup of coffee and curl to a good book if you have ‘Book Reading‘ as one of your New Year Resolutions. The struggle to select a good book to read is real. So, here we are helping you to choose that perfect book to hang around.
Here is our recommended list of must read books from the best of 2021 that you must not miss reading if you are planning to start one:
1. Beautiful World, Where Are You, by Sally Rooney
Beautiful World, Where Are You is a novel by Best-selling Irish author Sally Rooney. It is the third novel by Sally Rooney which was released in September 2021 after the success of her last novel “Normal People” back in 2018 and “Conversations with Friends”.
The story revolves around Alice Kelleher, an Irish novelist, and her best friend Eileen with other characters Felix and Simon. The novel is literary fiction which talks about the relationship and messiness between human beings in the 21st century. The book uncovers emotional drama through every turn of the page exploring social anxiety, changing ideologies and revealing the challenges faced by youth in the dynamic world.
Beautiful World, Where Are You is the #1 Newyork Times bestseller. If you are a fan of Sally’s intelligent writing then this book is a must-read for you.
2. Crying In H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
If your interest lies in memoirs and dreamy fiction stories then Crying in H Mart is certainly for you. It is a memoir about a growing up Korean American singer who loses her mother and forges her own identity. Zauner tried to give hope and strength through her story which is certainly required in times like these.
Michelle Zauner is a Korean-American musician, director, and author. She is the lead vocalist and songwriter of the indie rock band.
Crying in H Mart is certainly a book to cherish, share a book to recommend. The book debuted on #2 Newyork Times Best Seller.
3. Winter Recipes from The Collective: Poems by Louise Glück
If poetry is something that fills in your mind, then this collection of poems will certainly feed your soul and change your perspective. The book is the gleaming collection from the 2020 Noble Prize Winner in Literature Louise Glück.
The poet through her collection of poems has shown every small and large incident of a whole lifetime from inconceivable gifts to losses of old age, Joyness in the presence of sun to brightness measured by darkness, which will certainly warm your hearts in chilling winters. Winter Recipes is “A New York Times Notable Book (2021)”.
4. The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
In January 2021 Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to recite a poem at US President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Amanda read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration which bring about the political and medical struggles that the US faced during 2020. The poem will fill you in with hope, unity, affirmity and diversity. The book can be considered as a gift edition to the poem which is rated 4.56 stars with 19649 ratings.
5. Chronicles from the Land of The Happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka
Chronicles from the land of the Happiest People on earth is a New York Times Notable Book of The Year. The novel is a satire and political fiction where a cunning entrepreneur sells human body parts stolen from a hospital for the use of ritualistic and superstitious practices. Chronicles from the Land of The Happiest People on Earth is the third novel by Wole Soyinka since “Season of Anomy” published in 1973. If you want to feel despair, horror, thrill, and hope at the same time, this book is for you.
6. Exponential – How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It by Azeem Azhar
In 2021 many businesses like Zomato, Nykaa listed their IPO on the stock Exchange and many are planning to list theirs soon. Everyone might have questions about why every business is listing with such high value? Well, Exponential provides all answers not just in the Indian context but taking into account Global reach. If you are planning to read something for informative and learning purposes, then go ahead with this new exposure to economics.
7. Principles for Dealing with The Changing World order – Why Nations Succeed and Fail by Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio is a legendary investor and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Principles. The book explores history’s most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal and examine why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we’ve experienced in our lifetimes – and to offer practical advice on how to navigate them well. Well, reading about world economics must be in your “must-reads”.
Have a good read!