“Some books are so familiar reading them is like being home again” – lines from movie little women.
This quote holds a special place in my heart because it is written by Louisa May Alcott, the great author who penned the unforgettable novel – little women. Books are not just a bundle of pages, they are much more. To a loner, they are companions, to a reader, they are no less than time machine. Books take you to a different world, a world untouched by time. If you have read Alice in wonderland you will know what fantasy is and if you have read ‘the notebook’ you will know what true love is. 2014 was a good year for me as I got the opportunity to read books of different genres. Here I am looking forward to complete reading the pending books I couldn’t read in 2014 and start to explore the writings of new authors. Here is the list.
1) the namesake by jhumpa lahiri
2) kim by Rudyard Kipling
3) fault in our stars by John green
4) the longest ride by Nicholas sparks
5) the best of me by Nicholas sparks
6) the English patient
7) a farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway
8) the notebook by Nicholas sparks
9) safe haven by Nicholas sparks
10) revolution 2020 by chetan bhagat
11) 3 mistakes of my life by chetan bhagat
12) paperback dreams by rahul saini
As for now these are some books that I have shortlisted to enjoy this coming year. Hope this coming year connects me with lots of new stories.
Every year comes as a blessing to me. Touchwood, the last two years have been really great to me. Thanks to God, his grace and blessings gave me the strength to keep on moving ahead in my life, facing heart-breaking disappointments and ignorance. 2014 has really been an eye opener for me. It taught me lot of valuable things but in a harshest way. First I was disheartened by the unexpected changes, but later realized that it was happening for good. This year made me realize who are closer to me and who are not. The heart breaking incidents happening in our life are not to make us cynical, but to pull off the mask of the fake people around us.
This year was eye-opening from other aspects too. Earlier I had a misconception that Indian authors don’t have the knack to inspire and entertain like Mark Twain and Louisa May Alcott did. The one book that I thoroughly enjoyed this year was ‘2 states’ written by Chetan Bhagat. Wow !! what a book !!! Kudos to Chetan Bhagat for coming up with such a wonderful book. Love @ Facebook, Half Girlfriend, The orange hangover, One night @ the call center were other books I thoroughly enjoyed this year. But ‘Malgudi days’ was the book that made a place in my heart. R.K.Narayan’s simplicity in his writings, his stories are sure to touch your heart. There are more other books that are on my wish list in the coming year. After a span of 5 years, finally my tweets have generated some curiosity among people. I want to keep connected to my friends through my articles and stories. As Christmas eve comes closer, I want to wish all my friends a happy, warm and joyful Christmas.
Hope this coming year brings lots of happiness in your life. To follow my stories, you can visit my blog – https://prashantb.wordpress.com