“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!