Greetings all the readers. The winter is almost over and so is our exams. I bet you have loads of plans of fully enjoying the vacation, but still here I am offering you a free trip to Paris, Afghanistan, London or even in the world of magic. How?
Besides doing hangout with friends and family, you can spend one or two hours reading a few pages and travel the world laying on your couch or bed.
Among the infinite series of books here I am listing some of the books which you can give a read. I promise you won’t regret.
- The Kite Runner :
Written by Khaled Hosseini, is the story of the unlikely and complicated friendship between Amir, the son of a wealthy merchant, and Hassan, the son of his father’s servant until cultural and class differences and the turmoil of war tear them asunder. Hosseini brings his homeland to life for us in a way that post 9/11 media coverage never could, showing us a world of ordinary people who live, die, eat, pray, dream, and love. It’s a story about the long shadows that family secrets cast across decades, the enduring love of friendship, and the transformative power of forgiveness.
Review : It was hard for me to put down the book as it has a power of holding you till the last. The clues were dropped like bomb shells. There was a lot of sadness throughout this book but a lot of happiness at the end as well.
Other novels by the author: A Thousand splendid suns, And the mountains echoed
- The Da- Vinci Code :
The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective novel by Dan Brown. It follows symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu, while investigating a murder in the Louvre Museum in Paris, they become involved in a battle between a secret society “The Priory of Sion” and Opus Dei (institute of Catholic Church) over the possibility of Jesus Christ having been a companion to Mary Magdalene. The title of the novel refers, among other things, to the finding of the first murder victim in the Grand Gallery of the Louvre, naked and posed similar to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing, the Vitruvian Man, with a cryptic message written beside his body and a pentacle drawn on his chest in his own blood.
Review: This book is going to give you a lot of heart attacks. You may find it difficult to concentrate on the book at the starting, but as the Bengali saying goes ‘ সবুরে মেওয়া ফলে ‘ patience WILL treat you sweetly. Undoubtedly a treat for the Mystery lovers.
Other novels by the Author: Angels and Demons, Inferno, The Lost Symbol etc.
- Harry Potter series :
Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and Muggles ( non- magical folk/ordinary people)
Review: This series will open a door to a different world, the world of magic. It includes of many genres like fantasy, drama, mystery, thriller, adventure, horror and romance. You will cry, laugh, get angry and frustrated while reading it. And will be a die hard fan of HP till your last breath.
Other novels by the author: Fantastic beasts and where to find them,
Harry Potter and the cursed child.
- Wuthering Heights
In one of the oldest heart-wrenching classics in the “lost love can turn a good man evil” scenario, Emily Brontë’s novel takes us back to 1802 at the Wuthering Heights estate. In this timeless love story, the leading man Heathcliff grows to become best friends with his adopted sister, Catherine, his life-long crush. But an offhand comment, overheard at the Heights, changes the course of both of their lives.
Reviews: According to internet this book is the greatest love story written ever. And I am sure you will not deny.
Other novel by the Author: *Wuthering Heights was her only novel*
- Looking For Alaska:
Written by John Green, the lead role of the book Miles Halter’s hobby is knowing the last words of a lot of different people—people like the author Rabelais, whose enigmatic last words “I go to seek a Great Perhaps” inspire the sixteen year-old to leave his family home in Florida and enroll in Culver Creek, a co-ed boarding school in Alabama. There he makes a new circle of friends, he meets Alaska, a beautiful girl who “had eyes that predisposed you to supporting her every endeavor.” Miles quickly falls in love with this reckless, quirky, endlessly intriguing girl. An omnivorous reader, Alaska introduces him to a new set of last words — those of South American liberator Simón Bolivar — that pose an intriguing question, “How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” It’s a question that takes on a deeper, more poignant resonance when an unthinkable tragedy invites Miles to examine the meanings of life . . . and death.
Review: Like all the other books of the author, Looking for Alaska too will create a hole in your heart and will make you ‘sigh’ and think a lot for at least an hour. Written in easy language makes it easier to understand.
Other books by the Author: The Fault in our stars, Paper Towns, An Abundance of the Kathrines.
- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer :
Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity written by Patrick Süskind. In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift — an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume” — the scent of a beautiful young virgin.
Review: This book is going to make you puzzled, mesmerized, horrified, and also fascinated. For the new readers, the language might be difficult but the plot of the story , I must tell, is exceptionally unique.
Other novel by the Author: Maître Mussard’s Bequest, The pigeon.
*It was difficult to choose six books among the ocean of books, so there might exist better books than this. The selection was based upon the dewdrop of books I have read. If anyone has a better list of must read books, do not hesitate to let me know, so that I can read them, enlighten myself and perhaps write another blog.*