Are you tired of sitting around your room? Are you annoyed of the same routine every single day?
Do you want to go around and see places? Well, it’s said the best way to travel without actually traveling is by reading a book. There couldn’t be a better time to start forming a reading habit. Here is a list of books, which are quite easy reads and will teleport you to worlds unknown. To those who already are book lovers like me don’t feel shy to read further.
1. The Inkheart series, by Cornelia funke
Being a huge fan of fantasy, I would highly recommend this series. If you even remotely love harry potter or even the lord of rings you’re going to fall in love with this.
The story is around a girl, Maggie, who can bring characters alive by reading them aloud. It has three books, filled with mystical characters and adventures.
2. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy
If you’re a fan of politics, even remotely, this is a must read for you. The words used in this book are simple yet spun with intricacies and woven into something magical. The story begins with the life of Anjum in Delhi, goes around Gujarat and finally ends in Kashmir.
3. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
Even when we are old we cannot but give up admiring love stories. Fangirl is a cute, goofy love story of a girl who is a huge fan of a series and writes fan fiction. Being away from home, moving to college and adjusting in a different environment is something we can all relate to.
4. The Upside of Unrequited, by Becky Albertalli
If you’re a supporter of the rights of the LGBTQ+ you know how difficult it is to find queer romances. Even, though it’s not completely centered around the same but it does have some elements, it’s again a love story, which makes it an easy read which is exactly what we need during this lockdown.
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini is an Afghani author and all his books have stories centered in Afghanistan. Trust me when I say this, this book is an absolute gem. The portrayal of the situation is Afghanistan is just as accurate as it could be the situation of women, education everything is proportioned equally. The story is beautifully written and is a must read.
6. The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon
Do you believe in fate? Well, I do. This book is one of my favourites which go around how something happens, if it’s meant to happen. The story follows two people, who fall in love in, however the girl cannot stay in us because she is an immigrant. Read and find out what happens.
7. All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven
Depression and other mental health issues have become very pertinent amongst today’s youth. This book focuses on mental health issues and follows the story of two young people, and makes a strong statement as to how important it is to seek help.