Craving A Book? Read These Best-Selling Novels This Monsoon Season!
The monsoon season is here! POV: piping hot cup of tea/coffee and a great book while listening to the relaxing sound of rain with a view of the grey skies (if you are too lucky).
A good read during the monsoon season feels like bliss, but you might waste the entire season trying to find answers for the question – ‘What should I read?’ Well, check out the list of 10 best-selling novels that deserves all your attention.
Trust us; you won’t regret reading them!
The Blue Umbrella By Ruskin Bond
If we are talking about the best-selling novels, it would be a sin to not mention this book! Ruskin Bond tells the story of a girl residing in a village among the Garhwal range with a simple and witty narrative. The girl exchanges her lucky leopard’s claw pendant for a beautiful blue umbrella. What happens after that? Well, we’d suggest you to give this a read and find it out yourself!
God of Small Things By Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy throws light on casteism in India through the story of twins Rahel and Esthappen from Ayemenem, Kerala. The book received the Booker Prize in 1997, and if you haven’t read it yet, you are missing out on a good book!
A Suitable Boy By Vikram Seth
The book’s story is set in the early 1950s timeline of India when the country got independence with a lot of chaos everywhere. Vikram Seth recites a tale of love and life revolving around four rich extended families. The book very effectively portrays the theme of marriage, social customs and caste.
Train to Pakistan By Khushwant Singh
We all know about the India-Pakistan partition, but how many of us know the ground reality of what actually happened during the partition? Khushwant Singh pens down a gut-wrenching testimonial of the partition period beyond the political and social versions. The book will definitely give you a taste of the horrors of a civil war.
Midnight’s Children By Salman Rushdie
If the title didn’t intrigue you enough, the story will. Salman Rushdie is a great storyteller who takes us on a journey of the highs and lows faced by India through the lens of a boy named Salim, who was born with the nation on 15th August 1947. This best-selling novel will take you on an enchanting adventure.
The Palace of Illusions By Chitra Banerjee Divakurni
If you are someone who loves to read more and more about Mahabharata, this book will help you look at the greatest battle of all time from Draupadi’s perspective. You gotta read the book to know what was her story.
Shikandi And Other Queer Tales They Don’t Tell You By Devdutt Pattanaik
You might think that queerness is a modern concept, but this book will prove you wrong and tell you about the various queer figures that are found in Hindu mythology, including Mahadeva, Samavan, Shikhandi and many more. This book is an eye-opener, you guys!
The Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri
Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer prize, The Namesake, explores themes of identity, family, loss and love. If you want just to sit back and open up a world of emotions in front of you, this book will not disappoint you! It is an amalgamation of clashes in cultures exploring tangled relations between different generations.
An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India By Shashi Tharoor
It will be wrong to call this just a book; it’s literally a masterpiece curated by brilliant writer Shashi Tharoor. With hilarious satire and usage of puns, the author puts across the message that the British Empire was not all beneficial for India and its people. If you are a history lover, give this a read!
Shiva Trilogy By Amish Tripathi
If you are someone who likes to read about mythology but in a storytelling way, the Shiva Trilogy is a great series to pick. The plot of the book series established that Mahadeva was once a human being, and his good deeds made him a god. TBH, Amish Tripathi’s storytelling skills are on another level!