Post Quarantine Book Haul
I hope everyone is staying healthy and happy! This is such an uncertain & crazy time and one of my preferred ways of coping with this is reading books. As soon as the lock down was over, I ordered a few books. I'm not gonna lie, this stack could be bigger, but I was able to restrain myself and have some self control.
The books in this haul range from classics to contemporary fiction, thriller, and spiritual books. I’m sharing the details of each book of my post quarantine book haul below:
1. The Guide by R.K. Narayan
The Guide is a famous novel by the Indian author R. K. Narayan on which the famous Bollywood movie ‘Guide’ was based. Like most of his works, the novel is based on Malgudi, the fictional town in South India. The novel describes the transformation of the protagonist, Raju, from a corrupt tour guide to a spiritual guide and then one of the greatest holy men of India. The novel is a much acclaimed one and was awarded with the 1960 Sahitya Akademi Award for English, by the Sahitya Akademi.
2. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island is a classic book by Robert Louis Stevenson. It’s set in the days of sailing ships and pirates. It narrates the adventures of a boy, Jim Hawkins who has a treasure map and his search for the buried treasure of an evil pirate, Captain Flint. This is an iconic novel and I am sure it’s going to be a lot of fun.
3. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
by Keigo Higashino is his most acclaimed work so far. The novel won him numerous awards, including the 134th Naoki Prize, which is a highly regarded award in Japan. The blockbuster Bollywood film Drishyam is said to be inspired by this book. Since I love thrillers, I am eagerly looking forward to this one. The Devotion of Suspect X
4. The best stories and tales of Leo Tolstoy
Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, is regarded by many as one of the greatest novelists of all time. His novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina are masterpieces in the genre of Realist fiction. The book is a compilation of some highly acclaimed short stories by Leo Tolstoy.
You do not have to struggle to reach God, but you do have to struggle to tear away the self-created veil that hides him from you.— Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
5. Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
is one of the world's most acclaimed spiritual classics. The book is a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga. It is one of the most well-known works on yoga and meditation, and provides a detailed look into Indian spirituality. I have been wanting to read this book since long and I am sure reading the book is going to be a profound experience. Autobiography of a Yogi
6. Quick Reference Biographies Omnibus – Great Business Personalities of India
Quick Reference Biographies Omnibus – Great Business Personalities of India is a collection of biographies of some of the India's great business personalities.
7. Alice’s adventures in wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Alice’s adventures in wonderland by Lewis Carroll is one of the best-known and most popular works of English-language fiction. It tells the story of a young girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. This delightful novel is pure magic for young and old alike. I have listened to the audio book but I wanted a physical copy too for my collection.
8. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist is a famous classic by Charles Dickens. It tells the story of Oliver Twist, a poor orphan who is cruelly treated in the public workhouse. Penniless and hungry, he runs away to London and falls into the clutches of a criminal. Befriended by a man robbed by the gang, Oliver ultimately learns his true identity and gains a home, a fortune, and a family.
My grandfather says that's what books are for," Ashoke said, using the opportunity to open the volume in his hands. "To travel without moving an inch.— Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
9. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake follows the life of Gogol Ganguli, starting from when his parents immigrate from Calcutta to USA in late 1960s. The book has also been adapted into a movie starring Irrfan Khan & Tabu.
10. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
Nicholas Nickleby is the third novel by famous novelist Charles Dickens . The story centres on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies.
Post Quarantine Book Haul
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