The Starters -5 Books for People Who Have Just Started Reading

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Priyanka Bhoj
"life is a voyage" this is the saying I live by. Passionate about travelling , writing and books. I have been writing articles from the last five years on various topics like food , travel , books, self help and inspiration . My articles are simple and informative , which you can read with a cup of coffee at the end of the day.

Reading is such a beautiful experience. I believe anyone who doesn’t read is losing one of the finest experiences of life. If you don’t read already but want to get started on this beautiful journey, here is a list of books we call: The Starters. 5 books for people who have just started reading.

Happy reading to you!

“A room without books is a life without a soul”

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-Marcus Tullius Cicero

Books are a man’s best friend as they always help us in the journey of life in some way or the other. Books reduce stress and beautifully transports us to another world, and distract us from the present moment.

Books are like therapists. So, just like how you’d spend a hefty sum on a therapist, why not books?

These five books are for people who have just started reading…

1. Ruskin Bond: A Season Of Ghost

Ruskin Bond is my personal favorite. He is one of those writers who can make you fall in love with books. His writing will inspire you to read more as his books are so addictive. His books are perfect for people who are recently bit by the reading bug. His writing is relatable, easy to understand, and interesting.

Out of his exquisite collection of books, A season of ghost is perfect for new readers. It leaves the reader with a feeling of delight. This book is a mixture of humor, wittiness, and a dash of spookiness. We all want a little of all of that in our lives, right?

2. Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl

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Reading Anne Frank will be a learning experience for the readers. Readers will get to know the horror behind World War II and how the lives of innocent people were affected. You will learn scary facts about Holocaust that you never learned in school.

The book is very relatable, especially for students, as the book has meaningful instances about growing up and the lessons we learned through that journey.

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life .” Anne Frank’s diary has since become a classic and a powerful document of the horrors of war and the unbreakable human spirit.”

Reading Anne Frank is like watching a movie; it is a truly remarkable book.

3. Gerald Durrell: My Family and Other Animals

This book is one of its kind—a comedy with a good take on a science fiction genre.

Gerald is a great storyteller. You will get lost in his world, which is an amazing mix of humans, animals, birds, and plant life. Every character in the book is brilliantly illustrated. You will fall in love with every single chapter of this book.

My Family and other animals is a humorous autobiographical account of the author’s early years, spent in Corfu in the 1930s with his family. 

4. RK Narayan: Grandmother’s Tale

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This book will remind you of your grandmother and will take you down through your memory lane, back to childhood.

His grandmother narrates the story. The book has beautifully illustrated her mother’s adventures. It talks about how she crosses the subcontinent to take her husband away from the hands of his new wife.

The book is a take on Indian orthodox household and Indian culture and consists of interesting characters.

It is a perfect book for new readers as it is easy to read and has a simple construction. 

5. Subhadra  Sen Gupta: Let’s Go Time Travelling

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This book is a must-have for the new readers and everybody, be it a child or an adult. This book is a brilliant piece of art.

This book will take you through a journey in the past, introduce you to kings and queens and civilizations like Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro in a quirky style. Apart from that, the book also sheds light upon some interesting facts about Indian Culture.

From Food to fashion, art, craft, and entertainment, this book gives funny and amazing information that no school textbook ever will.

This book is perfect for tea time.

So go ahead, grab one of these books now and go on a mentally stimulating journey. As they say about love, these books will take you to places you have never thought existed.

By – Priyanka Bhoj


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“Life is a voyage” is the saying I live by. Passionate about traveling, writing, and books. I have been writing articles for the last five years on various topics like food, travel, books, self-help, and inspiration. My articles are simple and informative, something you can read with a cup of coffee at the end of the day.

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