5 Books to read on a rainy day

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“Let the rain wash away, all the pain of yesterday!”

Rains are God sent gifts for booknerds like you and me. The enticing weather calls for reading something deep, heartwarming, and mollifying.

books for rains
That’s exactly what a rainy day at home should look like.

Its monsoon in most parts of the country, so I thought it would be a good time to inspire you with some of my favorite monsoon books. Read on to find out which ones made it to the list…

1.Those Pricey Thakur Girls – Anuja Chauhan

On a gloomy rainy day when you need extra doze of happiness, you should be reading Anuja Chauhan’s work. This particular one is like the spicy chutney that makes samosas all the more delectable.

Those Pricey Thakur Girls
Its beyond words to say how enjoyable this was.

It is full of sassy feels and bitchy scenes – just what you need to cheer you. And add to it the backdrop of ‘Saddi Dilli’.

2. And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

It is so difficult to select one Khaled Hosseini book. All his books are masterpieces!

And the Mountains Echoed is a heart wrenching story of finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Just like all his books, this one is also emotional yet warm and fuzzy.

And the Mountains Echoed
“Nothing good came free. Even love. You paid for all things. And if you were poor, suffering was your currency.”
― Khaled Hosseini,

The Afghan essence and the traditional Hosseini touch make it memorable. Cuddle up in bed with it and your long rainy weekend will be sorted.

3. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

“Time flows in a strange way on Sundays” – Murakami

Whether it is a Sunday on a hot summer afternoon or a rainy Wednesday night, Murakami needs no season. But truth be told, there is an inevitable charm of reading his work in monsoons.

Gloomy outside , gloomy inside – he forces you to look beyond to find light. Major parts of this book are about death and tragedy, yet it has this sprinkling of positive energy. His beautiful writing is the highlight.

Murakami books
Current color – Red
Current Mood – Murakami

It’s encouraging to read how the characters liberate themselves and trace the path from their world to the so called normal world.

4. The Girl with All the Gifts – M.R. Carey

For me monsoons are synonymous with goth feels and mysterious moods. Matching the vibe perfectly is this eerie read!

It is a tale of zombies in post apocalyptic world. Epic gruesome, gripping, and very engaging. The writing style is fresh and the plot is interesting – perfect example of a page turner.

The Girl with All the Gifts
“In the age of rust, she comes up stainless steel.” – M.R. Carey

If you love dark thrillers, you should add this to your ‘To-Read’ list….

5. Honor – Elif Shafak

I am including all deep heavy reads for monsoons! Honor is a beautiful book; it made me a fan of Elif Shafak’s work. It’s so deep and soul stirring. Love, loss, and a rainbow of other emotions are personified to perfection.

Spanning across 3 generations, this one is a complex tale of relationships, honor, forgiveness, and emotional upheaval.

Honor Elif Shafak
Love cannot be explained, yet it explains all. – Elif Shafak

Like after the rain the world seems fresh and green, Honor will make your heart feel the same. And the Turkish flavor matches the soothing petrichor pleasures.

Let me know what is on your reading list for monsoons, and if you have a favorite monsoon read.

Until next time, enjoy the rains, relish yummy chai – pakode, and of course keep coming back!

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May Book Haul

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Namastay!

Hope y’all are doing well. May was a rather productive month which is always a good thing. Keeping busy in what you like to do is a happy feeling. And then at the end of the month, the bank SMS is a ‘happier’ feeling.

book haul
There is no such thing as too many books.

After a long time, I indulged in some book shopping. If you’re a booknerd, you know the unmatched happiness of new books. These are the books I bought –

  1. After You (Jojo Moyes)

I am a huge fan of Jojo Moyes and her writing style. It is full of emotions and hits all the right chords. This one is no exception.

After You book
I loved a man who had opened up a world to me – After You.

After a lot of speculation (I didn’t want to ruin the ‘Me Before You’ mood) I bought this. Thankfully it didn’t ruin the feel. It isn’t as good as Me Before You, but you can feel the loss, love, and longing. Worth a read!

2. Before I Go to Sleep (S.J Watson)

I am halfway through this, and it is pretty interesting. After reading a lot of YAs over the past few months, this is a welcome change. It is about this woman who has a severe case of amnesia. Till now it has been intriguing enough, I hope the thrill continues.

best thriller books
I’m halfway through this, and it is quite interesting.

3. Along the Ride (Sarah Dessen)

Have heard so many good things about Sarah Dessen and particularly this book! And then one day Amazon has some random sale and I see the paperback version at a discounted price.

What next – Add to Cart 🙂

Looks like a perfect summer read!

4. The Sun is also a Star ((Nicola Yoon)

Nicola Yoon and her books have become the talk of the town. Last month I’d read Everything, Everything and I am planning to see the movie soon.

The Sun is Also a Star
Romeo being the real star!!

It is YA, and the blurb seemed interesting enough to attract the hopeless romantic in me. That’s why it is in the haul list!

5. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between (Jennifer E. Smith)

Last on the list is Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between. If you want to feel young, relive those teenage years, and want to reminisce that first love, Jennifer E. Smith is what you should be reading.

I’ve read 3 of her books and have loved them all. This is just a small step in completing the author series. If you’re a mad bookworm like me, you know this feeling.

Jennifer E Smith
That happy feeling of reading all the books by an author…

I am so looking forward to reading these and maybe some more in this vacay season. Tell me what did you shop for this May, and what’s on your TBR List.

Until next time, happy reading!!!

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