Books transfer you to the world of imagination and help you create your reality. The world is in a difficult and blurred state because of the pandemic. It has affected everybody’s personal and professional life to a great extent. While being stuck at home could be emotionally and physically draining, there are a lot of things we can do to make it slightly better.
Finding ways to entertain yourself while saving the world by being at home is a necessity now. Many people resort to binge-watching shows and movies while some prefer to dive into the world of books. If you are one of the book lovers and are looking for your next read for the upcoming months, then this is the perfect list for you. This list contains books that will make this time a little less boring and much more interesting. The list caters to many different genres and you can savour them all. Let’s find your next read.
1. “The Body in the Library” by Agatha Christie
Genre: Murder Mystery
Reading a little murder mystery is always the right choice and one by Agatha Christie adds to the creditability of it. The book is a work of detective fiction, published in 1942. Miss Jane Marple enters the scene of a murder when her old friend Mrs. Bantry finds the body of a young girl in the library. The mystery unfolds by spilling secrets and confronting the murderer to reveal the truth. The book keeps you hooked till the end making you curious about the identity of the murderer. The book is perfect to read and relax and dive into the world of detective, murder and suspense.
Other Books by Christie- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Towards Zero, The Man in Brown Suit, etc.
2. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama
Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography
The much-awaited book, “A Promised Land” is a memoir by the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. The book was published on Nov 17, 2020. The book throws light on his historic journey from 2009 to 2017, an intimate look into his struggles, achievements and his journey. It is a perfect read if you are interested in politics and want to read something realistic that enriches you with knowledge.
3. “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Novel, Drama, Historical Fiction
This bildungsroman is the debut bestseller novel by the Afghan- American author Khaled Hosseini. It was published in 2003. The story is set in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1972 and is about a boy ‘Amir’. The setting of the book changes to the united states in the second half of the novel, introducing you to different landscapes and narratives. Themes of guilt, friendship, love and redemption are infused in the text. The text provides hope and comfort in the end while giving the message that ‘eventually everything gets better.’
Other Books by Hosseini: And the Mountains Echoes, Sea Prayer, etc.
4. “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno Garcia
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Adding to the list of books to keep you on your toes, this horror book by Silvia Moreno is a different approach to Gothic- horror fiction. It was published in June 2020 and has been one of the favourites of readers all around the world. Moreno is a Mexican- Canadian Novelist, editor and short story writer. The story centres on the protagonist, Noemi Taboada, who investigates her cousin’s claims that her English husband is going to murder her. The book touches on the themes of racism and colonialism, based in Mexico. The book has the perfect balance of spooky, eerie elements with a strong plot to have you gripped.
Other Books by Moreno: Untamed Shore, Prime Meridian, Signal to Noise, etc.
5. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
Genre: Classic Regency Romance Novel
Going back in time to experience the old school, classic romance is always the best idea. And what better than to read the highly celebrated and most recognized works of Austen, “Pride and Prejudice”. Jane Austen is one of the most celebrated women authors of all time and her works have surpassed the walks of time making it still relevant to be read in 2021. The 1813 romance of manners, the witty satire takes you through 18th century England, its societies, grand balls, dinners and dances. The novel follows the character development of its protagonists Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy through the course of their bickering and then their love. The book makes your heart flutter, takes you back in time, makes you laugh and indulge in the dynamic relationship of its characters.
Other Books by Austen: Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, etc.