10 MUST READS for a Bibliophile!

Author- Garima Thukral


1) The Kite Runner, By Khaled Hosseini.

This book will leave you not only spellbound but will amaze and engulf you with the sufferings of the two protagnists. The story will move you, move you untill you cry, untill you’ve cried every last of that tear. 

And, after that this book will remain with you forever, like a cherished memory.

2) A Thousand Splendid Suns, By Khaled Hosseini.

Welcome aboard. To?

To the Hosseini World again! 

This one is another must, a must read and a must have. This one would make you question every, every feeling you have ever felt. This book revolves around two women, Mariam and Laila and how there life’s intersect in the summers of Kabul City and what effect does Taliban have on them.

 TSS, will not stay with you as a memory, instead it will stay with you as a feeling, a feeling so pure you would want to feel it again and again.

3) Palace of Illusions, By ChitraLekha Bannerjee DivaKaruni

The epic of epics? The legend?

The War of Kurukshetra?


And the story told by the character who was never given her due, Draupadi.

A woman who has always been so ahead of her times. This one is for all the women, girls, ladies, everyone. It will give you a strange power of endurance.This one is a must, not only because every page you read will leave you with a smile but also because this book will turn out to be the most liberating one.
4) The Fault In Our Stars, By John Green

Oh, John Green and his romanticism. Read this one if deep, deep down in your heart romance still resides. If you still believe that love makes the world go round, pick this one up and fall in love. Just, love.
5)  P.S. I Love You, By Cecilia Ahern


“Shoot for the moon, and even if you fail, you’ll land up among the stars.”



The book will make us cry wondering how in the midst of suffering love and love alone could heal her, and the movie teaches us how little little moments of happiness are all that life is made up of. And, a simple lesson that I learnt, and that you will learn is how, Life Goes On.

6) Growing Up Bin Laden, By Jean Sasson

This is one of Jean Sasson’s best works, I believe. Getting first hand account, from the all time terrored and terrorized terrorist’s first wife and his fourth son from the first wife is a big big task. 

Also,spending half of the time in countries like, Afghanistan, Sudan, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia etc known for their not so secure attitude towards women and more over towards women of American Descent, is in itself a courageous job. Read this one, to be more and more aware. Get out of that bubble of yours and look at what’s happening around the world.

7) The Alchemist/The Zahir, By Paulo Coehlo

Read and Smile.

For readers who are patient with their books, he is just the author for you. Coehlo, makes everything sound like magic, like the world is a mysterious place and beings like you and I are yet to find ourselves in this mystery.

8) The Notebook, By Nicholas Sparks

Allie and Noah.

After all this time? Always.

One of those novels, that will make you weep and whine like a child. It’ll teach you how distance does not affect love. Because after all, we are all under the same sky. Allie and Noah, have that mad, passionate, crazy love which will shout into that void saying, “What is meant to be, will always be”
9) Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less/Only Time Will Tell, By Jeffrey Archer

Archer is one of those writers whose writings will make you feel like, you’ve had the time of your lives. 

It’s one of those few books, you won’t stop turning the page. He’ll have you till the very, very last page and when the book is over, you’ll never would’ve wanted it to be over.
10) Gone with the Wind, By Margaret Mitchell.

A classic of all times, of all times.

Read this and you’ll know why, why was it not only the bestseller but, also labelled an Epic.
Everytime you go to a bookstore, try a new author. 

And, and, and never don’t you ever, stop turning the page come what may. Books will always, always be your constant or let’s say, your bae. 


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