1. Wish I Could Tell You
Wish I Could Tell You is a romantic novel by Durjoy Datta – India’s best romance icon amongst youngsters. The story revolves around Ananth and Anusha – both struggling in their own ways and eventually moving together.
By depicting multiple emotions, Datta beautifully depicts how love can change someone despite the challenges. The book is a perfect blend of different time frames – with pieces jolted together interestingly. Although there are countless romance novels in India, this book has romance at its very core and has a lot more to offer than just a regular cliché romance.
The language is simple but the characters are strong and the emotions are intense – with highly unexpected twists. This is a pleasurable read, especially for beginners looking for a story that packs love and mystery in the most complacent way.
2. One Arranged Murder
One Arranged Murder is one of the best books by Chetan Bhagat. Its title is intriguing enough to read it – without even thinking twice. The story revolves around two amateur detectives (and best friends) Keshav and Saurabh who find their friendship in a difficult situation while solving a murder case.
The murder mystery affects them personally and the suspense gets bigger and bigger as you reach the end of the book. The writing style is simple and it is almost impossible for readers to figure out who the murderer is until the writer decides to reveal it. The book is well put together with a seamless amalgamation of humour, love, friendship, thrill and confusion.
3. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Search for the best books to read and don’t find “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” – impossible! A renowned inspirational fiction, the book is all about how to ditch materialism and find a simple yet profound way to live life.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a revealing story that revolves around Julian Mantle, a successful lawyer whose life is instantly changed by the onset of cardiovascular disease. The book speaks about sages that live in the Himalayas and focuses on self-discipline, setting small goals and having a strong sense of purpose in life.
The book is a great pick for people stuck with their beloved possessions and worldly things – in search of a meaningful existence. Easy to read, this book will take you on a self-help journey reading which you can progress your mental health and inner peace.
4. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy is an interesting combination of time-honoured spiritual wisdom with cutting-edge scientific research.
The book explains how the subconscious mind influences every single thing that you do and how you can unlock the powers of your mind to get rid of bad habits and open the doors to happiness, success, prosperity and peace for yourself.
Although slightly repetitive at times, the book’s idea of subconscious programming has been executed in a simple manner without much light on culture or religion. The book is a great pick for people struggling to change their lives looking for a more positive pathway that leads them to fulfilment and a better quality of life.
5. The Alchemist
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is another timeless classic that is unmissable in almost every “books-to-read” list. Easy to understand and simple to read, the book presents a simple fable and is quite relatable. The story revolves around a boy named Santiago from Andalusia and his adventures through the African desert to find treasure in the Pyramids of Egypt.
The book shows how we all have our goals and must never give up – no matter how many obstacles come our way. The book was originally written in Portuguese and later translated into English. The book is a perfect pick for beginners, inspiring them to take the risk of following their hearts and realizing their dreams.