What Books To Begin With If You're A New Reader?

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<strong>A Thousand Splendid Suns</strong> | This was the second novel of Hosseini. It's a "mother-daughter story" where Mariam and Laila, two Afghan women are the protagonists. It&nbsp;focuses primarily on female characters and their roles in Afghan society.<br /> <strong>A Thousand Splendid Suns</strong> | This was the second novel of Hosseini. It's a "mother-daughter story" where Mariam and Laila, two Afghan women are the protagonists. It&nbsp;focuses primarily on female characters and their roles in Afghan society.<br />

A Thousand Splendid Suns | This was the second novel of Hosseini. It's a "mother-daughter story" where Mariam and Laila, two Afghan women are the protagonists. It focuses primarily on female characters and their roles in Afghan society.

<strong>The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni</strong> | The plot is based on the great epic Mahabharata and Draupadi is our narrator. The entire story is told through her eyes &amp; her perspective comes to the fore.&nbsp; <strong>The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni</strong> | The plot is based on the great epic Mahabharata and Draupadi is our narrator. The entire story is told through her eyes &amp; her perspective comes to the fore.&nbsp;

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni | The plot is based on the great epic Mahabharata and Draupadi is our narrator. The entire story is told through her eyes & her perspective comes to the fore. 

<strong>The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath</strong> | This is Plath's only novel and after you finish it, you'll find yourself Googling about her life, drawing parallels between her and Esther Greenwood, &amp; wanting to know more about her lost diaries... <strong>The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath</strong> | This is Plath's only novel and after you finish it, you'll find yourself Googling about her life, drawing parallels between her and Esther Greenwood, &amp; wanting to know more about her lost diaries...

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | This is Plath's only novel and after you finish it, you'll find yourself Googling about her life, drawing parallels between her and Esther Greenwood, & wanting to know more about her lost diaries...

<strong>Hamlet by Shakespeare</strong> | Most of you would think that Shakespearean literature is boring but Hamlet made it to the list because it's not. It has all the elements ranging from murder &amp; revenge to that of a ghost, a suicide and much madness. <strong>Hamlet by Shakespeare</strong> | Most of you would think that Shakespearean literature is boring but Hamlet made it to the list because it's not. It has all the elements ranging from murder &amp; revenge to that of a ghost, a suicide and much madness.

Hamlet by Shakespeare | Most of you would think that Shakespearean literature is boring but Hamlet made it to the list because it's not. It has all the elements ranging from murder & revenge to that of a ghost, a suicide and much madness.

<strong>Love Stories of World War II by Larry King</strong> | This book gives you a good cry to say the least. It has love stories from the second world war that are both inspiring and tear-filled. It's about a&nbsp;world that was ripped apart by war, but in which many of these couples experienced the connection of their lifetimes. <strong>Love Stories of World War II by Larry King</strong> | This book gives you a good cry to say the least. It has love stories from the second world war that are both inspiring and tear-filled. It's about a&nbsp;world that was ripped apart by war, but in which many of these couples experienced the connection of their lifetimes.

Love Stories of World War II by Larry King | This book gives you a good cry to say the least. It has love stories from the second world war that are both inspiring and tear-filled. It's about a world that was ripped apart by war, but in which many of these couples experienced the connection of their lifetimes.

<strong>Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov</strong> | This novel will leave you with mixed emotions and you'll realise the "grey" of life. Lolita got famous for its scandalous content but that's not all about it.&nbsp; <strong>Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov</strong> | This novel will leave you with mixed emotions and you'll realise the "grey" of life. Lolita got famous for its scandalous content but that's not all about it.&nbsp;

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | This novel will leave you with mixed emotions and you'll realise the "grey" of life. Lolita got famous for its scandalous content but that's not all about it. 

<strong>Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad</strong> | This book is short and serious. You can typically finish it in three days. It&nbsp;is the most disquieting, illusionary campfire tale you will ever hear, so preferably be home when you're reading it. <strong>Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad</strong> | This book is short and serious. You can typically finish it in three days. It&nbsp;is the most disquieting, illusionary campfire tale you will ever hear, so preferably be home when you're reading it.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad | This book is short and serious. You can typically finish it in three days. It is the most disquieting, illusionary campfire tale you will ever hear, so preferably be home when you're reading it.

<strong>The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald</strong> | The story is about a rich man, Jay Gatsby who is known for his over the top parties. Strangely, he never is a part of any of them. The parties are a part of his attempt to gain love of Daisy,&nbsp;a typical rich girl <strong>The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald</strong> | The story is about a rich man, Jay Gatsby who is known for his over the top parties. Strangely, he never is a part of any of them. The parties are a part of his attempt to gain love of Daisy,&nbsp;a typical rich girl

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald | The story is about a rich man, Jay Gatsby who is known for his over the top parties. Strangely, he never is a part of any of them. The parties are a part of his attempt to gain love of Daisy, a typical rich girl

<strong>To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee</strong> |&nbsp;A story of extreme courage and the sad reality of racial inequality, this book teaches you how to look at people as humans instead of the various communal boundaries. <strong>To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee</strong> |&nbsp;A story of extreme courage and the sad reality of racial inequality, this book teaches you how to look at people as humans instead of the various communal boundaries.

To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee | A story of extreme courage and the sad reality of racial inequality, this book teaches you how to look at people as humans instead of the various communal boundaries.

<strong>Beloved by Toni Morrison</strong> | This book is&nbsp;inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner, who escaped slavery in Kentucky.&nbsp; <strong>Beloved by Toni Morrison</strong> | This book is&nbsp;inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner, who escaped slavery in Kentucky.&nbsp;

Beloved by Toni Morrison | This book is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner, who escaped slavery in Kentucky. 

<strong>Malgudi Days by RK Narayan</strong> | A perfect read for those who want to relish their childhood days and swim in the sea of nostalgia. It has stories of typical Indian childhood summers; how we used to visit our grandparents, how we dealt with social stigmas... <strong>Malgudi Days by RK Narayan</strong> | A perfect read for those who want to relish their childhood days and swim in the sea of nostalgia. It has stories of typical Indian childhood summers; how we used to visit our grandparents, how we dealt with social stigmas...

Malgudi Days by RK Narayan | A perfect read for those who want to relish their childhood days and swim in the sea of nostalgia. It has stories of typical Indian childhood summers; how we used to visit our grandparents, how we dealt with social stigmas...

Books are our escape to another world, to new characters and sometimes we get so involved with them that we actually forget about the real world where we live. And this is why, everyone must adopt the habit of reading because it opens an altogether new arena for us, broadens our horizon and definitely makes us a better individual. 
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