Develop A Good Reading Habit By Starting With These Five Books

Every young mind is curious, every adult wants to learn more. There’s no medium more powerful than books to satiate one’s hunger for knowledge.

There are many who give up on reading because they may have chosen difficult or boring books to start with and got put off.

So it is necessary that to start with simple books — light stories written in simple language. This will help you to attain the habit of reading. As one gets hooked to books, more complex stories and diverse subjects and authors may be tried.

For all those who find it hard to make reading a habit, here is a list of books that you can choose to start with:

1. Train to Pakistan

Written by Khushwant Singh, this deals with history and is a classic novel that portrays the lifestyle of Sikhs and Muslims who lived together in peace for many years.

2. Malgudi Days

This fictional story by RK Narayan is a colourful depiction of an Indian city, revealing the essence of our country and human experience. The author has woven more than 40 powerful and magical stories in the book.

3. Palace of illusions

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s book narrates a story which is partly historical and partly mythical. Panchali (wife of Pandava brothers, Mahabharat) is the protagonist in this magical masterpiece. The novel sheds light on her life, from birth to her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands.

4. The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book is all about the wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love Daisy Buchanan, and of lavish parties. This novel will take you back to the age of Jazz.

5. Harry Potter

JK Rowling’s creation and the name ‘Harry Potter’ excites most of us. Reading books of this series is an amazing experience in itself and helps your imagination take wings. The film adaptations from Harry Potter stories have been very successful as well.

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