Sunday, 14 December 2014

Have you ‘Book’ed your holidays yet?!

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The holiday season is near, and I am sure everyone has a plan at the back of their minds, be it a holiday with family, venturing out with friends or a silent holiday doing their favourite things. As kids, it used to be our (my sister’s and mine) much loved holiday, more so because our Mum would bake a cake for us, and we would assume that Santa would give us gifts as always, whatsoever! As Christmas would creep closer, we would start anticipating our gifts for the year. The one kind, which we got repeatedly, and which have heavily encouraged our reading habit, were books.  We just went excited at the sight of them, and with much fondness I say, I have still preserved them as our Christmas memories.

So with those memorabilia moments, I bring to you a list of books which could make your holiday worthwhile if you plan to tuck in your blanket with a book, if you need a companion for travel or if you are looking for a bookish gift.

These books won the Goodreads Choice awards 2014:
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell (Fiction)
  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Mystery and Thriller)

Personal Favorites:

  • To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee- A timeless classic!
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen- Something more than only cult romance
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- A page turner to keep you well engaged
  • The Hungry Tide and Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh (Fiction)

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Hunger Games (Fantasy) – Now that the second part - Mockingjay is also out, it’s a must read for those who follow the series.

For sports enthusiasts and Sachin Tendulkar fans, the autobiography would do complete justice.  Also a new release, grab your copy now to know this legend inside out in Sachin Tendulkar’s Playing it My Way.

Hippos Go Berserk will make a great gift for your little one as the kid learns to count travelling through a funny story about hippos, and you might enjoy reading it along with him/her.

Pick Wodehouse for the ultimate humour.

Unlike me, many prefer reading e-books, so Kindle could make a great gift for those ‘bookaholic’ loved ones.

I hope this list will make your holidays merrier, until we return with some more book reviews and ideas.


  1. Yay a book related article! All these books are on my reading list, Pride and prejudice topping the list. A very informative article. Loved reading it.

  2. Excellent article! We are linking to this particularly great article on our website. Keep up the great writing.


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