Books You Should Read If You Hate Reading

" Read, read, read. Read everything- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window." - William Faulkner 

I know you would say that why should we read a book when we can watch a video. Yes, it's true, you can save your time this way and there is nothing wrong with that. However, reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. If your body needs movement then your brain needs a movement as well and reading is the best exercise for your mind.

Have you ever so much stressed that you dreamt of escaping from your life for a while? You actually can. You always not need a plane ticket to go out to another part of the globe, A good book can take you all way to another world. Many people overthink their problems, all they need is a break so that they can go back and search for a solution with a relaxed and clear mind. So if you are stressed then pick up a book. A study shows that reading is the most effective way to overcome stress, it only takes five to six minutes to relax once you start turning pages.

Also, reading improves your focus & concentration. It is like a meditation. When you read a book, all your attention is focused on the story, the rest of the world is closed off. Try to read 10 to 15 minutes before work & then you will be surprised that how much focus you are. So find time for it as it is healthy for your brain.

But If you literally hate reading, try your hands reading the following books, I'm sure you will start enjoying reading. So here we go:

1) The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank: This is actually a personal diary of a 13 years old young girl. She was Jewish and based in Amsterdam. This book is a collection of her writings from her diary describing what they went through, how they survive till they could when she went into hiding with her family in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It's so inspiring. It is written by a 13 years old girl but her thoughts were so mature at the same time, were so innocent. It's remarkable the way she expresses her thoughts & feelings about herself and others. What a beautiful soul she was! It's a book I think that all people should read once.

2) Norwegian Wood by Murakami: It'a book written by a Japanese author called Haruki Murakami. His work has been described as 'easily accessible, yet profoundly complex'. When you read a Murakami book, it takes you days to get out of that plot. Murakami used to write in 80's even when his writing is so advanced and because Norwegian Wood is a love story, it's an easy way to start reading Murakami and get into his work. The text written in it is easy to understand. The characters are so easy to relate. It's a very powerful book. It makes us indulge in an exploration of the human mind and the stories hidden in the ordinary parts of the ordinary people around us. Make sure you keep reading till the very end.
3) A Princess Remembers by Gayatri Devi: It is an autobiography of Gayatri Devi, daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar and wife of the Maharaja of Jaipur. She was the last queen of Jaipur in Rajasthan and also she was listed in vogue as one of the most beautiful women in the world. This book gives a fairly good description of the glory of royal India, the days when most of India was under British Raj and simultaneously that of the Indian kings and princes. It reveals the complexities of Indian culture. I highly recommend this book to anyone fascinated by India.

4) An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar: 'An Unsuitable Boy' is a riveting read. The book speck Johar’s amazing transformation from being a so-called ‘cry-baby’ or an epicene guy with weight and body issues, into an extremely successful, hugely influential Bollywood filmmaker and a social figure. It's an autobiography with lots of heart and emotion. It engages you, moves you and entertains you but most significantly it gives you a fresh perspective on Karan Johar, the man, the filmmaker and the celebrity!

5) Asura by Anand Neelakantan: If you have an interest in Indian mythology then you must read this book. The Author makes a great effort of producing the mythology from the point of view of Ravana and a common man Bhadra who lived alongside Ravana. So, if you are a hardcore fan of Rama, then you may not like it very much. However, as a story, the writer does justice with its characters. The story feels very genuine and real. A must-read for seekers.

So these are the list of books which everyone should give a try and I'm sure you will love and enjoy reading them. So, I hope you all liked the above article. I will see you all in the next one. Keep reading :)

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