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Most of us have had a ball of a time binging on Netflix TV shows during the lockdown. It is important to take a break from streaming services. There is a lot of reading to be done. In order to accomplish this, we have compiled a list of books that might be the correct assortment of thrilling and exciting for you to binge-read. We have compiled a list of 9 books to read this summer instead of binge watching.
Here are 9 books to read and get you back on a reading spree!
Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale
Set in 1997 and moving forwards, Amrita Mahale’s debut is the sweet, surreal saga of Ira and Kartik as they explore their lives in Mumbai as their past catches up.
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Hailed by many as an American Masterpiece, this tome of a book is quite the challenge to begin with. An entire chapter devoted to the intricacies of whaling notwithstanding, the book manages to be an engaging thriller from start to finish if you give it a chance.
Moustache by S. Hareesh
Revolving solely around the protagonist’s moustache, S. Hareesh’s novel plays with the concept of stubborn traditions and the issues with challenging them. The book seamlessly weaves together local lore, myth and issues to create a lasting impact all with the help of a moustache.
A Murder on Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
A feminist murder mystery thriller set in Bombay, 1921, Sujata Massey’s book is about a female Parsi lawyer who uses every trick in the book to legally help her female clients even while she is battling dangerous, unseen criminals.
The Satapur Moonstone by Massey is another thriller with a similar theme.
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
Based on the traditions of the Navajo people, this book reads like a storyteller’s chronicle filled with singalong songs and narrative tales.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The book that inspired the hit TV series, Normal people takes a very exciting, but every day look at how conversations and observations between two individuals can lead to an overwhelmingly delightful exploration of relationships.
The Jaipur Journals by Namita Gokhale
A love letter in the form of a thin book, Gokhale’s latest is a tribute to the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), one of the biggest literary shows on Earth. The book is a delightful collection of stories of the writers who attend JLF.
The Free Voice – On Democracy, Culture and the Nation by Ravish Kumar
A book about the current state of India post the May 2019 election results, The Free Voice is an attempt to understand and explain the emergence of hatred and intolerance in India. The book attempts to search for ways in which the current situation of the country can improve.
The Tantric Trilogy by Krishnarjun Bhattacharya
We know this is cheating since this is three books not one, but The Tantric Trilogy ended this month with the third book hitting the stores. It is the perfect time to enjoy a completely Indian fantasy trilogy that isn’t a retelling of a mythology but is, in fact, a thrilling dark dystopian story dealing with the apocalypse.
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