A good book is like a good friend, always there to help you, guide you and be with you. You may be an avid reader but taking time out to find good reading material can be a task on its own.
Read through to discover the best books that NO student should ignore in 2019:
Outliers: The story of Success
Published in 2008, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful members of society.
Eleven by Tom Rogers
Originally published in 2014, this Tom Rogers book is about bullies and heroes; tragedy and hope. Alex Douglas turns Eleven and rescues a stray dog as a birthday gift to himself, he doesn’t think his life can get much better. This is “Eleven”: the journey of a boy turning eleven on 9/11.
Mastery by Robert Greene
The international bestseller analyzes the lives of past masters like Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Leonard da Vinci, Paul Graham. It also debunks our culture’s many myths about genius and distills the wisdom of the ages to reveal the secret to greatness. The readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters through this subtle guide.
Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline
Based on the year 2044, where reality is not a pretty place, this science fiction book follows our main character, Wade Watts in his quest of a VR game creator’s fortune. The book published in 2011 was converted into a major motion picture in 2018.
OUR NANA WAS A NUTCASE- by RANJIT LAL
Published in 2015, this wonderful book is about a madcap family of four siblings living with their Nana (grandpa) in the picturesque hill station of Mahaparbatpur. A retired Army surgeon, Nana is a glorious mix of discipline and crazy fun. He nicknames his grandkids, works with military precision and thoroughness. This book is fun, emotional and everything a child would love to read.
TARANAUTS- By ROOPA PAI
A separate, mystical universe Mithya follows the lives of the Taranauts – sweet-faced Zvala, athletic Zarpa, and animal magnet Tufan – all three personally handpicked as Mithya’s champions by the Emperaza Shoon Ya and his powerful and fiercely loyal female lieutenant, Shuk Tee. Together, the Taranauts are a formidable team. The fun-packed thrilling series, is a must-have for every child.
BOOKASURA, The Adventures Of Bala And The Book-eating Monster
A book by Arundhati Venkatesh illustrates a many-headed creature, Bookasura. A delightful tale about the power of stories and imagination.
Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
An interesting, bewitching read holds in a mystical land – Gingerbread. Author Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe. Endlessly surprising and satisfying, this book is a true feast.
I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
A memoir-in-essays book that is charmingly relatable and redefines the meaning of being ‘right’. A funny, deeply touching book that underlines the various struggles of having the perfect life.
Jaclyn Moriarty’s Gravity Is the Thing
Published in 2019, Gravity is a Thing – is a clever, unconventional book about the greater truths of the universe. Your emotions would take a rollercoaster ride, in this gripping novel on loss, happiness and self-discovery.
Bruce Holsinger’s The Gifted School
Released in 2019, the book is thoroughly addictive and entertaining as it follows the lives of four families who were initially close-knitted but are being pitted against each other for their children’s place at the prestigious neighbourhood school. The book deals with drama, page-turning laughs on the riveting tale of parenting and privilege.
So which of the above would you want to grab first?