Excited about the summer holidays? Pondering about what to read? Check out IndiaBookStore’s list for top 5 books to read this summer.
We have all read the International Bestseller, Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and have been complaining about how the movie did no justice to the book. So, here is the Man Booker prize nominee, Mohsin Hamid’s newest book about a young boy burdened by poverty, who rises to become a the ultimate symbol of the modern South Asian city. An interesting fact about this book is that it has been written in the format of business self-help books, which is a first.
The book’s back page describes this book as ‘ Apollo 13 meets Cast Away in this grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller, set on the surface of Mars.’ That made me want to read this right away. A team of astronauts are on Mars, collecting samples to carry it back to earth when one of the members is separated from the rest, thanks to a Martian sandstorm. While he is presumed dead, the team leaves back to Earth, only to find out that he is in fact alive. Will he survive till his rescue mission reaches Mars? Convincingly told, this book is one of those books that you know will be made into a movie sometime in the future.
The winner of this year’s Pulitzer prize in Fiction, The Goldfinch, tells the story of Theo Decker, a 13- year old who has recently lost his mother in an accident. His estranged relationship with his father and lost friends in school drive him to find solitude in the world of art. Acclaimed for its narrative energy and mesmerizing characters, this book is a must-read for this summer.
From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, this book tells the story of two women – Sarah and her handmaid/slave, and their remarkable journeys over thirty-five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. This book is based on the true story of Sarah Grimke, the American abolitionist, writer, and suffragist. Reviewers have hauled this book to be a classic on American struggle for Liberation. But, we’ll let you decide that!
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott. The Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in this new mystery from Robert Galbraith where he is called upon to solve the mystery of the missing husband by his wife. What looks like the usual missing persons case turns out to be much deeper one that could lead to devastating consequences. Set for release in June 2014, make this your last summer read!