Do you also feel like your attention span has been reduced to the length of an Instagram reel?
Dont let this demotivate, it happens to all of us, even the most prominent readers. The beautiful stories feel like a dread, to be overcomed and the most exotic activity feels like a burden instead of a stress buster. Especially in times like this, where we are secluded within the four walls of the house for days to pass by, focusing on things becomes a difficult task. But don’t let this make you feel down, we are here to help you.
How about we tell you books to read that will get you out of the reading slump?
We’ve curated a list of some of the most engrossing, engaging, and entertaining books for you. These books are unputdownable. Once you start reading them, putting them down is a huge struggle. The list includes books for different genres like thriller, fantasy, romance, crime fiction, etc. We’ve made sure to provide a holistic list so that none of the readers feel left out.
- The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins (Fiction, Dystopian, Young-Adult)
The Hunger Games is a dystopian trilogy set in a far future in a region named Panem. Panem is a country built on the ruins of the region once known as North America. The story is about a dystopian series of events known as the Hunger Games that take place every year in Panem. Where children from the age of 12-18 are required to submit their names for the state ensured atrocity that is the Hunger Games. They have to go through a series of life threatening and trauma inducing tasks to win the games.
The story revolves around a sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen who voluntarily gives her name in the Hunger Games to save her little sister.
These books portray a realistic description of war and its after effects. The spirit of rebellion, the power play, and the politics of war are some of the major themes of the book. With a fast-paced description, loveable characters, and great world-building, The Hunger Games is a must read for all thriller and dystopian lovers. Each book ends on a cliffhanger and you’ll be guessing till the end.
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Fiction, Crime, Mystery)
This book conveys its storyline around ten strangers who are summoned on a distant island by a mysterious guest. These strangers after arriving on the island find out that there is no trace of their presumed guest. It is slowly revealed that all of the strangers are gathered on the island for a specific purpose. Following the discovery of cryptic yet creepy nursery rhyme, dark secrets are revealed. The strangers on the island are not as innocent as you think. Each of them has a sinister past that they don’t want to get revealed. One by one each stranger falls prey and succumbs to death. The murders happen in a sequence and exactly resembling the nursery rhyme. The island is deserted except for the ten strangers. By the end of the week, there will be none left. Who is the killer? The question hangs like a dead body in a silent room. This fast-paced, Agatha Christie’s masterpiece will keep you on your edge. You’ll definitely finish it in one sitting.
- The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Fiction, Contemporary)
You might have heard of The White Tiger film getting prestigious nominations at the Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards. If you’ve already watched the splendid movie, then it’s time to read the amazing, well-crafted narrative of Adiga.
The Man Booker Prize winning book is a dark-comedy/satire on the class struggle in a burgeoning capitalist economy like India. It follows the life of a person named Balram Halram who hails from a working-class background. The autobiographical tone of the novel will keep you hooked to the book from the start. The subtle satire and excellent social commentary of a developing India hit you right at the spots.
This book hasn’t earned its praise for nothing. It will keep you engaged throughout the 320 pages narrative. In the end, you’ll be surprised and shocked at the same time.
- Loveless by Alice Oseman (Fiction, LGBTQIA+, Young-Adult)
Loveless revolves around Georgia Warr, an eighteen-year-old who has recently entered her first year at Durham University. Georgia has a complicated relationship with love. The truth is she has never fallen in love or even had a crush. But she is a true romantic at heart since she loves reading romantic stories.
As the first year of university begins, Georgia is all set to achieve her teenage dream. With her outgoing roommate and her best friends studying in the same university, she is planning to live a life that she has always wanted.
However, her plans do not go like the way she had planned and she ends up getting introduced to completely new terms – asexual, aromantic. She doesn’t know what to do with the new information and she is confused to the core. She starts wondering whether she is destined to be alone forever?
A heart-warming story of friendship, love, and teen relationships, Loveless will make you emotional till the end. This story helps you relive your university days as well as gives a strong social message. Alice Oseman is one of the best authors of this generation. This story deserves to be on your bookshelf.
- Astrophysics For People In a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Non-fiction, Science)
Have you ever looked at the starry sky and wondered what lay beyond? Have you ever found yourself searching aimlessly about stars and planets on the internet?
Almost all of us have this longing desire to see or at least know about space, planets, and other celestial bodies. However, Astrophysics seems immensely intimidating.
This fast-paced non-fiction book written by one of the most pioneering Astrophysicists of our time is going to answer all of your questions.
Written in an immensely interesting manner, this book is a great introductory guide to Astrophysics for a lay person. It is neither overly simplified nor overly technical. It has the perfect combination of being interesting as well as informative.
If you’re looking for a great, enriching non-fiction read, then pick up this book and widen your knowledge about planets and stars.
Because it’s never too late to learn anything!
We hope these books help you come out of your reading slum, once again indulge you in an enriching world of books, a treasure so beautiful that nourishes your mind and soul. Hope you find the books that you were looking for. We hope you have a great reading experience. Happy Reading !