“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands”~ Neil Gaiman
Hello and welcome to the world of storytelling, reading, writing and dreaming altogether through books.
I am so excited to write about the book lover inside me and how the habit of reading good stuff has been shaping my life!
Reading is something that we all do inherently, from school textbooks to pages of project, we undoubtedly read everyday.
But what is it that makes reading so special for book lovers?
It’s the kind of stuff that you are reading which decides your mental state and thought process.
You read newspaper for current affairs, you read your college textbooks to learn in depth on topics of your subject mostly to gain technical knowledge.
Similarly, some of us read books that are in no way to related to your coursework.
They can be biographies and autobiographies of famous people that you admire.
They can be fictional stories, sometimes inspired by real life incidents.
They also can be motivational writings to inspire you to do more.
They can be a collection of answers that you seek about life.
They can be of any genre from horror, mystery, humour and romance to self-help, science fiction, satire and drama etc.
And that’s why it’s often said that reading can take you to places you can never visit, physically.
Wrapped up with one of my favourite books in a tiny corner living in a completely different world of my own is an overwhelming experience, hard for me to put in writing, really!
After I started writing on quora 2 years back, I felt a strong urge to start reading too and since then I have read more than 50 books till date.
_Some of my recently bought books
I am not very selective of a particular genre, I welcome good writings from almost every genre out there, the only thing is that I fail to read from PDF versions of any book.
So it’s just paperback and nothing else right now.
Here is a list of books I made, that you must read without fail, regardless of whether you are a book lover or not;
1. Animal Farm by George Orwell
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
3. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
4. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
5. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
6. The power of your subconscious mind by Joseph Murphy
7. Wings of Fire by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
8. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
9. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee
10. The curious incident of a dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
11. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a story by Richard Bach
12. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
13. The boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
14. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
15. 1984 by George Orwell.
To know more about the books I have read, you can be friends with me on Goodreads. And ofcourse I keep posting reviews on the social media handles of Calm Insights.
Also, I am going to start reviewing every book that I write on Calm Insights, YouTube channel.
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Are you also a secret book lover?
What are your favourite books?
I look forward to getting book recommendations from you guys as well.
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I hope you have read my last blog on why I turned into a vegan, read it here if you want to;
Here is some food for thought ⬇️
Take care you beautiful people. 🌷🌷