5 books you need to read!
Books have been a constant companion in our life since our childhood days and helped us in emerging as a good human being. When quarantine had stuck us at home reading books can be an amazing idea. A person who loves English literature cannot stop admiring these masterpieces of literature.
If you love reading, here’s a perfect reading list for you.
My personal favorite which I can read all day long. The most spectacular magical fantasy written by J.K. Rowling. The magical journey to Hogwarts and all the adventures that Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger went through. The journey of 7 years in 7 different part of the books. A literature lover can never hate the unique magical journey of Harry Potter series.
The main story revolves around an orphan boy Harry who is the son of two powerful wizards and his 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 people).
A heartwarming story by Khaled Hosseini about a teenage girl Mariam forcefully married to a shopkeeper from Kabul after family tragedy. Laila ,who was born a generation later to Mariam, lived a realtively privileged life. However both of their lives intersect when Laila accepts marriage proposal from Mariam’s husband forcefully due to similar tragic situation. It may not be a fairy tale love story but the first thing that come to your mind is war ravaged landscape of Afghanistan. This story gives us a glimpse of the suffering and struggle of what a women has to go through.
Percy Jackson is one of the best fantasy adventure novel series on Greek mythology written by Rick Riordan. This is a novel based on the adventures of Percy Jackson (son of Poseidon) and his friends Annabeth Chase (daughter of Goddess Athena) and Grover Underwood.
The novel starts on how Percy finds out that he’s the only son of “Poseidon, the Greek God of the sea” and that his best friend Grover is a satyr (part human and part goat).
Percy, Annabeth and many others are demi-gods i.e living children of the Gods and they are all brought to Camp Half-Blood to teach them how to fight and keep them safe from all the mythological creatures who’ll otherwise would kill them if they were out of the Camp. Over the years Percy learns that he has a prophecy set over him and is destined to either save Olympus or destroy it (Olympus is where all the gods live and rule). So Percy and his friends set out on a journey to try and save all the Olympians.
The entire series is about how Percy and his friends try to stop Luke Castellan(son of Hermes) to help Kronos (the defeated king of the Titans) from the past to rise again and rule the Olympus and take over the world and Gods.
In the end Percy not only succeeds to save Olympus from the Titans but also saves the world by avoiding a war among the Gods.
The story written by Khaled Hosseini is about a complex relationship between Amir and Hassan, Baba, Rahim Khan, Soraya, and Sohrab and how it connect us to make the people we are today. The story revolves around Amir, a young boy from Kabul. It take us back in the time from the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the Soviet military intervention, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime. The Kite Runner is the bestseller book from the New York Times depicted a father-son relationship. A must read book which will rewind your thoughts to the time of fall of monarchy in Afghanistan.
A historical fiction written by Lois Lowry about bravery and true friendship based on actual events of author’s friend Annemarie Johansen during the time of World War 2. Annemarie becomes a part of the events related to the rescue of the Danish Jews, when thousands of Jews were helped to reach neutral ground in Sweden to avoid being