Not everyone enjoys reading books, and even if they did, not everyone is a voracious reader. However, if you’ve found yourself here, it’s likely that you’re eager to learn more about literature. Every newbie should read these books to get started, no matter what their personal reading preferences are!
‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green
Hazel Grace’s life will forever be changed when Augustus Waters suddenly appears in her life. One of John Green’s most heartbreaking and ambitious works, “The Fault in Our Stars” shows how important it is to live life to the fullest.
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ by Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan is the author of this delightful story, a humorous fiction novel. Throughout the novel, upper-class Asian families and society are both celebrated and mocked. When the heir to one of Asia’s largest fortunes brings home his American-born Chinese girlfriend, the scheming and backbiting begin among the three filthy rich Chinese families.
‘Milk and Honey’ by Rupi Kaur
There are poems and prose in Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and honey” about violence, rape and sexual abuse. While addressing the bitterness of life and finding sweetness in it, each chapter deals with a different pain and heals a different heartache.
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‘Hyperbole and a Half’ by Allie Brosh
The internet erupts with glee whenever Allie Brosh updates her hugely popular blog, ‘Hyperbole and a Half.’ There are no two ways about it: this book, with its full-color illustrations and distinctive voice and wit, shows just how good she is at conveying complex emotions through simple drawings. The book itself is hilarious, too!
‘2 States’ by Chetan Bhagat
The story of an inter-community marriage in modern India is told in a witty and hilarious manner in the novel “2 States.” Krish and Ananya, two students from different states, meet in college and fall in love with each other instantly. However, they face a difficult challenge in convincing society to accept their love.
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‘Cartwheel’ by Jennifer duBois
Forensic evidence indicates that Katy was murdered in Lily’s roommate Lily, and she is the primary suspect. ‘Cartwheel’ examines the ways in which we choose to see and believe in one another and ourselves with a brilliant sharpness and wit.
‘Eleanor and Park’ by Rainbow Rowell
‘Eleanor and Park’ tells the story of two young people who know that love doesn’t last but are still willing to give it a shot. They love it because it’s full of heartache and humor.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ by E.L. James
During an interview with Christian Grey, a young entrepreneur, Anastasia Steele discovers a man who is both brilliant and intimidating. She realizes that he wants her, but on his own terms, after getting to know him. Anastasia delves into Christian’s darkest desires as well as her own.
‘Pashmina’ by Nidhi Chandani
She’s been keeping Priyanka’s Indian life a secret from her mother until one day she discovers a Pashmina in an old suitcase. Priyanka is transported to a magical land, which she believes is India, and eagerly awaits the answers to questions she has always had.
Susanna’s Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond
This intriguing tale concerns a wealthy and attractive woman who is on the prowl for a mate, but every man she meets is only interested in her money. People have long believed that her spirit haunts the villa, and that snakes guard the jewels she left behind. You must read Ruskin Bond’s best-known work for any first-time reader!
‘Poorly Drawn Lines’ by Reza Farazmand
Farazmand’s unique perspective on love, nature, social acceptance, and robots is on display in this collection of comics and original essays, which takes the reader on a journey from deep space to alternate realities to the ocean floor.
‘One More Thing’ by B.J Novak
‘One More Thing,’ which finds inspiration in questions like how February got its name and why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, explores the most fundamental human emotions: love, fear, hope, and ambition.
‘I Too Had a Love Story’ by Ravinder Singh
This is a fun read, but it’s also a sad one. They met on a matrimonial website and instantly fell in love—until life intervened to put their relationship to the ultimate test. This book is ideal for a novice reader, and it’s sure to make you cry.
‘Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir’ by Roz Chast
A memoir by cartoonist Roz Chast, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” chronicles the author’s relationship with her aging mother and father, whom she disliked, and how she handled their deterioration and death.
‘Jurassic Park’ by Michael Crichton
The discovery of a new method for obtaining and cloning dinosaur DNA is astounding. Now, the most exciting dreams of humanity have come to fruition. Extinct creatures have roamed Jurassic Park for a long time but something goes wrong when the entire world is able to see them.
Stalingrad By Antony Beevor
This book basically says, “Look at how horrible the Battle of Stalingrad was.” “Wow, the Battle of Stalingrad was absolutely horrific!” Exuberant readers of this book exclaim, “Look at how terrible the Battle of Stalingrad was!” to one another/their wives/passersby. If you’re a fan of war, this book is for you. A former soldier writes it with authority and precision. Even though it’s 500 pages long, you’ll wish it were longer. Because of its length, this book can be used as a weapon.
The Old Man and the Sea By Ernest Hemingway
The easiest and most enjoyable novel to read that I’ve ever come across is this one. It is also a novel, despite its brevity (it has only 99 pages). It’s a tale of an elderly man’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean. If you so desire, it can be about something else entirely. One can finish it in 40 minutes. A scotch is in order after that.
The Road By Cormac McCarthy
In this short, action-packed novel, father and son must work together to survive a global catastrophe. It’s a how-to manual for surviving a global catastrophe that could come in handy someday. There is no longer a need to be prepared for global catastrophes. You won’t give a damn because you’ll be miserable. If you’ve ever wondered what makes people cry in books, this is th