According to the 13 Types of Readers listed out by Sadie Trombetta in her article for Bustle; I am a Polygamist reader, re-reader, non-fiction lover, fiction and Adult YA addict, movie adaptation lover, an emotional reader and a physical book loyalist!
As a book lover, I love recommending books and getting people to read the books that I believe have touched my soul and heart.
In this article, I am sharing 5 selected books from my bookshelf with you and why I love them.
1. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,
Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”
I could list out all of Hosseini’s books because I love them all but this specific book of his is a treasure that every one of you MUST READ!
This book will make you cry, make you smile, make you angry, make you cry again and leave you emotionally broke towards the end but, I promise there’s so much more to it than the heartbreaking moments.
A thousand Splendid Suns will break your heart then fill the cracks with flourishing words and deep thoughts.
2. The Kite runner – Khaled Hosseini
“For you, a thousand times over.”
The Kite Runner was another emotional ride for me.
This is another must read for those who are looking forward for any piece of writing that shall implant hope in them, because basing its theme on betrayal and redemption, Hosseini builds hope in the book for his characters as well as the readers and people of Afghanistan, clearly.
The Kite Runner is for every best friend, best human out there.
3. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
Though this book has a lot of mixed reviews, it still continues to be my personal favorite for Scott’s gripping story-telling, suspense, tension and deep sense of love, passion and concealed lust throughout the book.
This book is one of my most favorite classics that I would suggest to any amateur readers!
The Great Gatsby is for you, if you are looking forward for a retreat.
4. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
“No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.”
My first ever novel by a Japanese writer!
This book is worth a re-read if ever you are looking for a deep dive into passion and love. This book is not for people who may get disturbed by certain true facets of reality in everybody’s love life.
Norwegian Wood is another heart-breaker yet, a romantic ride for anyone looking forward for intensity.
5. P.S. I Love You – Cecelia Ahern
“Her best friend was gone and nobody understood that no amount of makeup, fresh air or shopping was going to fill the hole in her heart.”
This book was another emotional ride. Having read this first when I was sixteen, I still remember weeping as I turned each page to feel Holly’s grieve.
If you have not read P.S. I Love You yet, grab your copy now! It’s never too late to take over this emotional roller-coaster.
Share your own list of favorite books and why you love them with me and stay tuned for another list of 5 books from my shelf.