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A collection of the top books one can read. From my shelf to yours!

By Utkarsh SinhaPublished 10 months ago 3 min read
A snapshot of my top books

There's an undeniable charm about books. They are like old friends waiting to be visited, always welcoming and full of surprises. I have a preference for e-books, primarily for their convenience, but there are some tales, some words, and some moments that deserve a tangible presence in my life. That's why I've chosen to buy physical copies of a few select works.

It's serendipitous how I found them. None were purchased after diligent research or recommendations. They found their way to me randomly, each carrying its unique world. And in the end, each turned out to be nothing short of a masterpiece.

The Lord of the Rings transported me to Middle Earth, an epic journey across mountains, through forests, and into the very heart of darkness and back. To Kill a Mockingbird provided a poignant perspective on justice, innocence, and morality. With Great Expectations, Dickens ensnared me in the webs of Victorian society, showcasing dreams, disappointments, and redemption.

O. Henry's 100 Selected Stories is a reservoir of wit, surprise, and a deep understanding of the human spirit. Each tale, with its iconic twist endings, provides fresh insights every time I revisit. Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's delightful comedies, tickles and provokes in equal measure.

The Divergent Trilogy catapulted me into a dystopian Chicago, challenging me to question societal norms and individual courage. Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey deftly combines satire and romance, showcasing her biting wit. Kane and Abel and The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer, on the other hand, are sagas of power, ambition, and destiny that have kept me rapt from start to finish.

The magic and wonder of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling ignited my imagination, teaching me about bravery, friendship, and the timeless battle between good and evil. Delving into the emotional landscapes painted by Nicholas Sparks, I found stories of love, pain, and everything in between.

Percy Jackson and other tales by Rick Riordan introduced me to the fascinating world of demigods, quests, and ancient mythologies juxtaposed with the modern world. The passionate whirlwind of emotions in The Vampire Diaries reminded me of the thin line between love and obsession.

Dan Brown's masterpieces, The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, unfurled a tapestry of suspense, art, and ancient mysteries, while The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini touched the deepest chords of my heart with its tale of friendship, betrayal, and redemption.

The thrilling mysteries of Agatha Christie never cease to captivate, making me play detective alongside her iconic characters. Machiavelli's The Prince offers a contemplation on power and leadership, its relevance echoing through the ages.

Ruskin Bond's tales evoke nostalgia, transporting me to the misty mountains and quaint towns of India. The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton was a childhood favorite, bringing adventures and camaraderie right into my room. Lastly, John Green delves into the intricacies of adolescence, love, and loss with a sensitivity that is hard to put into words.

Sometimes, in quiet moments, I pick up one of these books from my shelf, letting the words flow over me once again. And each time, I discover something new. A detail I'd missed, a beauty previously unnoticed, or an emotion that hits differently now. Such is the power of these incredible works. They're not just books; they're gateways to myriad worlds and feelings. My cherished collection might seem random to others, but to me, each title is a universe in itself, and I am its ever-eager explorer.

These are some the best that I've read and cherished. Which ones of these is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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Utkarsh Sinha

Tinkering with my writing skills day in day out. I'm a person who likes quality over quantity. Stay tuned!

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  • Manisha Dhalani10 months ago

    LOTR was hard to read, but Kill a Mockingbird was okay. Loved Angels and Demons and The Prince. Yet to finish the whole HP series!

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