25 August, 2014

Easy books for beginners

In this digital world, Book reading is becoming a rare quality.  Isn't it?

World is moving fast. We prefer twitter, mms, sms to facebook, letters and emails. 

We always want quick updates. We don't have time to dig into details. 

Still, some people are interested in books, some listen to audio books, some watch movie adaptations, some read e-books, use kindles, everyone has some shortcut.  Agree?

Many colleagues and friends who are still interested in reading books ask me to suggest some easy books for beginners to catch up and make it a habit. They all know there are many advantages of reading books like enhancing our memory, improving our concentration, increasing knowledge and sometimes, it can be simply to escape to that fantasy land :) Here is the list of books that i read so far and remembered to document. From this list and beyond, i would like to suggest few quick, easy reads with quality stuff to any beginner who want to start the habit of book reading. 

1. Wise and Otherwise by Sudha Murthy - My review

A short story collection which is based on real life experiences. Each short story is simple and easy going  which can be completed in an hour. Everyone will definitely love Sudha Murthy's writing style and also understand moral values behind each story.

2. Five point someone by Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat's books are simple to read and connect well to the mindset of youth. This book already was very famous among students and became more popular due to movie adaptation '3 idiots'. Can't believe it's just Rs.52/- in flipkart now. Anyways, you can complete this easy read very quick for sure :) I would also recommend you to read '2 states' from the same author, if you liked this.

3. Urban Shots Cross roads by multiple authors - My review

A fresh breeze of modern short stories from multiple authors. Since there are different stories about different sets of people, we can easily relate to many characters in our day to day lives. As it is basically a collection of short stories, few might be too good, some bad and some ok types. Overall, its good time pass to read this book.

4. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle - Collection of short stories - My review

My Favorite of all. My habit of book reading started with this and i love these short stories so much. This complete collection is my prized possession so far. As you might have guessed from the name of the detective, these are collection of detective stories. You wont be disappointed by the story line of each thrilling one. But, the language used in this book might seem too old and classic, you might need some time to love the writing style. A good choice for people who love detective stories with mystery and thrill. 

5. Lucifer's Lungi by Nitin Sawant - My review

Might not be a best read, but easy going thriller having humor as integral part of the story. First few pages might be boring, but you wont regret for picking up this book to read as the remaining part compensates for the same. A short story which suits our modern thinking.

So, all beginners... do let me know if you agree with my list.

Note: Books picked above are easy to read and might improve your interest in book reading, but this doesn't mean that they are the only best literary works that i read so far. 

Until next time,

Image courtesy: All pics from flipkart.com and goodreads.com

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