10 Best Books You Need To Read

In today’s world we all are busy. We spend most of our day on internet. To feel stress free, we all should adopt the habit of reading. Reading keeps you calm and happy. You will be happy to know, once you pick up a book the hidden reader within you takes over. There are Thousands and Thousands of books out there and EVERY person’s type of books are available. You just need to find the book that speaks to you. Down below is the list of 10 Best Books You Need To Read which will help you.

1. The Hate You Give By Angie Thomas

“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”

― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give
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Starr Carter is a Sixteen-year-old girl. She is living a double life. She has to manage both the world she is living in. One is the poor neighbour hood and the other one is her fancy school. But all this is ruined when she witnesses the shooting of her childhood Best Friend, Khalil. This unarmed teenager was killed by a police officer. The book is dealing with the issue of racial discrimination. The fact that an unarmed teenager was thought to be a threat to an armed police officer. After the death of Khalil some called him a drug dealer and some called him a THUG. No one identified his as a teenager, who died due to a police officer’ mistake. This book is about the kind of treatment a person of colour get’s from the system. How in order to get justice or be heard these teenagers have to create chaos. This book had to take place in my 10 Best Books You Need To Read.


2. Baaz By Anuja Chauhan

“‘Why do they call you Baaz?’

‘It means a falcon’ he replies solemnly.

‘or bird of prey. Because I swoop down on the enemy planes just like a Baaz would”

-Baaz, Anuja Chauhan
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This book is about Ishaan Faujdaar, who is a farmer boy from Chakkahera, Haryana. Ishaan joins the IAF in the times of war, to fly Gnat, tiny fighter plane nicknamed ‘Sabre Slayer’ for the devastation it has wrecked in the ranks of Pakistan’s F-86 Sabre Squadrons. Ishaan is a Handsome and funny guy and loved by his friends Maddy, a transport pilot who flies a Caribou and fellow Gnatties Jana, Gana and Mana. Ishaan also called Shaanu, has nothing on his mind other than Glory and adventure. He wants to fly and make India proud. But all this changes when he encounters Tehmina Dadyseth. Tehmina is beautiful and also, sister of a dead fauji. once Shaanu meets Tehmina, his whole life changes. He is ready to leave everything and every plan behind for this girl. But will his inner conscience let him leave behind his life long dream? or will he leave behind his love?

3. The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” 

― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
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This book is epic and should find a place in your shelf permanently. This is one of the finest work by John Green and is everything a romantic novel should be. Both book and movie adaptation are brilliant. This book follows 
seventeen-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster who is fighting from cancer. She one day reluctantly attends a cancer patients’ support group for her mother. During this session she meets Augustus Waters, a teenager who’s now in remission, and once had a tumour in his leg. They both find a friend in each other and try to life their life in the best way possible. In this beautiful ride they find love in each other and lose a lot as well. This book is a must in 10 Best Books You Need To Read.


4. We Were Liars By E. Lockhart

“We are liars. We are beautiful and privileged. We are cracked and broken.” 

― E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
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This story is really unique and weird (in a good way). This shows us the reality of today’s world. The crazy stupid world we live in. This story follows Cadence Sinclair Eastman, who is the eldest grandchild of Harris Sinclair. Harris is a wealth man and has Three daughters, Cadence’s mother Penny, and her aunts Carrie and Bess. Harris is so rich that he owns an island called Beechwood near Martha’s Vineyard. On the island, he has built a house for himself and his daughters. She belongs to a wealthy family and her family is ‘PERFECT’. Cadence knows that this is all just a pretend. Her family is constantly putting a show of being something they are not. The Sinclair spends their summer on this island. Cadence and the other older cousins, Mirren, Johnny, along with Gat Patil (who is not a cousin, but is the nephew of Cadence’s aunt Carrie’s partner Ed) are known by the family as “The Liars”.  This summer things are different. Cadence is Fifteen and refers to it as Summer fifteen. This is also the summer where she falls in love with Gat. This also the summer where things CHANGE. Something terrible happens. You need to read the book to unfold the truth


5. Murder ON The Orient Express By Agatha Christie

“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.” 

― Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express
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You can never go wrong with a Agatha Christie book. She is the queen of murder mystery and she deserves to get that title. This particular book is one of my favourites and was my second as well. This is one of the Poirot’s case and he is genius. In this book Poirot is in the Orient Express, a man named Ratchett, asks Poirot to take his case because he thinks his life is in danger. Ratchett even tries to offer a large amount of money to him but Poirot refuses his case with the excuse that he doesn’t likes Rachett’s face. During the night, Poirot hears some strange noses and in the morning he finds out that Rachett is dead. He was stabbed twelve times and murdered. The head of the train asks Poirot to take things in his hands and find who the murderer is. After which starts the whole investigation where Poirot uses his wit and humour to find the culprit.


6. The Hating Game By Sally Thorne

“The trick is to find that one person who can give it back as good as they can take it.” 

― Sally Thorne, The Hating Game
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When I picked up this book I was really excited. a lot of people recommended it to me and I am glad they did. This book left me empty and with the feeling of wanting more. I wanted to keep reading and never stop with the story. The book was funny, quirky, romantic and amazing. I would suggest that all of you should pick this book up without giving a single thought. This book follows Lucy Hutton, executive assistant to Helene Pascal, who is a CEO of Bexley & Gamin book publishers. But due to her bad luck she has to share her office with Joshua Templeman, the executive assistant to Richard Bexley, the other co-CEO. Both the companies had a recent merger and Lucy was not happy about it. Lucy and Joshua hate each other, they can’t stand watching each other’s faces, let alone sharing a office for more than 50 hours a week. Lucy is a Gamin and Joshua is a Bexley. The Bexleys are hard geomatics , Bexleys move in shark packs, talking figures and constantly hogging the conference rooms for their ominous Planning Sessions.  Plotting sessions, more like. but soon this hate starts to take a turn towards sexual frustration and liking. They don’t want to accept it but they want it. This journey of love changes their equation forever.


7. The Notebook By Nicholas Sparks

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.” 

― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

This is considered one of the most romantic novel. The book and movie both are a piece of art. This book is everything one expects from a typical romantic novel but it is far from average and generic novels. This book follows two teenagers from two different worlds who fall in love with each other. Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson were spending their time together and enjoying their ‘summer love’. But they knew their reality and hand to leave for their own worlds after the summer is over. They met each other after 14 years. Their path collide when Allie read on a newspaper about Noah’s restoring project. Allie went back to him but just for two days. because Allie was engaged. But will this keep her away from her Noah? Her beautiful and sweet summer love?


8. The Nine-Chambered Heart By Janice Pariat

“Because life is like that, isn’t it? One cannot stop its ebb and flow. You step into the current and whatever’s in your path will cross you and touch you and sometimes stay.” 

― Janice Pariat, The Nine-Chambered Heart

The book is unique and brilliant. This book has won my heart and this book is always going to be one of my favourites. This story is about a girl, like every other story. But there is not one boy but Nine. This book doesn’t have the mainstream story-line. In this book we try to piece together this young woman by here Nine lovers. Nine who loved her, and Nine who she loved. Through different paths of life, she dares to fall in love. These relationship tells so much about her and how much she grew up. This shows how all these experiences, and relationships, and life in general form her as a woman she grew up to be. Isn’t it genius? I think it’s a master piece and deserves all the love.


9. The Palace Of Illusions By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“That’s how it is sometimes when we plunge into the depths of our lives. No one can accompany us, not even those who would give up their hearts for our happiness.” 

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sister of My Heart
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This is a retelling of the world’s biggest epic THE MAHABHARATA. Even if some of you don’t preach Hinduism, you must posses some faint knowledge about this Epic Battle. We know how the men fought for what’s right and wrong. How Gods guided them to cleanse the Earth and Human kind. We know everything through the perspective of men. But this book takes the perspective of Panchaali. A woman who went through everything that a man did. This book shows the pain Panchaali had to go through when she was born out of fire. When she had to marry five brothers. When Panchaali had to leave the castle with her five husbands. When she was lost in a game. When her sons died. It talks about her relationship with Lord Krishna, her husbands, her father, her brother and other people in her life. This is what we need in today’s world. To give every woman a voice. A voice to speak her love, happiness and pain. If you want to have your mind blown, pick this book NOW. This makes it a priority to add this book in my 10 Best Books You Need To Read.


10. The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” 

― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

This is a book that deserves a place in every persons heart and house. The book is a brilliant example as to how important reading is. This book is set in 1939, Nazi Germany. It follows a girl named Liesel Meminger. This were depressing and scary. Death was upon people but things changed for Liesel when at her brother’s graveside she found a book. This was he first time she committed theft. Liesel is put up in a foster home. Her foster father teaches her how to read. This brings hope and live in Liesel’s soul. She stared stealing books to read. She held on to her books which made her happy in dark times. She enjoyed her daily reading with her neighbour who is a boy her age. But things change when her foster family keeps a secret. They are keeping a Jew in their basement and that changed a lot of things for Liesel.


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