What to do when you are in a reading block? Books to read






Books to read when you are in a reading block

If you are someone who is looking to start reading books and develop reading habits, I can help you out.

Reading books can open up your minds and let you know about the world. So i am here to tell you some beginner friendly books to read to cultivate the habit of reading.

The list is as follows: 

  1. Our love story

Love stories are beginner friendly and help to be hitched till the end of the book.Aditya, a son of a business tycoon grew up without parental love. His mother died giving him birth. He suffered from the trauma of his childhood. He was rich, handsome and everyone loved his smile . The female protagonist of the story was a struggling actress who decides to end her life. Aditya saves her and that's how their story begins. Their journey takes you on an exciting ride of love, grief and pain.

The book is a cliche love story perfectly fit for beginners. The language of the book is easy and the narrative is interesting. The author's unique storytelling makes the book more appealing. The pace of the book is normal. You can complete the book in two sittings. I really liked the cover . So brownie points for that. If you are a romance fan, this book is for you. 

  1. Norwegian wood

"๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ฐ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐ฐ๐จ๐จ๐" ๐›๐ฒ ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ฎ๐ค๐ข ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ค๐š๐ฆ๐ข  talks about life and death, and everything that exists in between. For, death exists not as the opposite but as a part of life.


One thing I love about Murakami is the liberty he provides to the reader; the power to interpret the story as their own. We have our unique say in this world. Individual opinions, thoughts and weaknesses. And I think that's beautiful.

Moving back to the story, Toru wannabe, a student who is in love with his dead ex best friend's girlfriend, Naoko. Let me explain more briefly his feelings towards Naoko. Imagine a song, a sad song, you used to listen to, every night when you had a heartbreak. The tears, the pain and the hopelessness , you felt back then, forms a concoction of that emotion. Years later you hear the song. What do you feel? That same pain, the memories and an ache in your heart that you felt back then. That was what Toru felt about  Naoko or atleast i feel it that way. 

Loosing a closed one, to suicide at such a young age is dreadful. That hollowness just passes from the victim to their loved ones.And it goes on. The grief never ends. Later, Naoko gives up ,but Toru suffers. Suffers in silence.

The book talks about that feeling. The feeling of void that never leaves. The feeling you can never describe. Even if you try to  move on , you will fail. Just like Toru.

  1. The slices of life

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ. ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช ๐˜ง๐˜ช ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐’” ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ,๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ.

๐— ๐˜† ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ :

โ™ก๏ธŽ ๐‘‡๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’–๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’˜๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’”๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’†๐’•๐’š ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’„๐’‰ ๐’Œ๐’†๐’‘๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’๐’–๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’….

โ™ก๏ธŽ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’–๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’–๐’„๐’Š๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚๐’‘๐’•.

โ™ก๏ธŽ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’•  ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’Š๐’”, ๐’Š๐’• ๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’Œ๐’” ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† '๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’ ' ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’Ž๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’“๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’›๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’…๐’–๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’๐’„๐’Œ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’.

โ™ก๏ธŽ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’…๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’๐’‘๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’–๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’†. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’˜๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’“'๐’” ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’” ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’….

โ™ก๏ธŽ ๐‘ฐ๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’“๐’• ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“, ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’–.

  1. Skeins

There are instances when the truth suddenly pitches us with an undeniable truth. Our buried feelings come to  fore due to trigger in the environment โ€œ

The book is about 16 women aged 25-67 who went on a solo trip, way out of their safe haven to Portugal. They confided in each other as individuals rather than being someoneโ€™s wife, daughter, mother or grandmother. The trip turned out to be a quest for their own self which lay buried in them without being acknowledged. They ended up being the loosely entwined vibrant skeins for the rest of their lives.

The book deals with the loss of a loved one, self doubt, loneliness that creeps in with age, failed relationships, extra marital affairs, fear of getting hurt, class distinction, bad parenting that makes the story intriguing. The author talks about self love and emotional needs of women which are usually ignored by the patriarchal society. She breaks the stereotypes of early marriage and talks about the compromises a woman makes in a relationship to safeguard their childrenโ€™s future. Rehana, despite being a lawyer, stays with her husband even after knowing his extra marital affair and reaction of Vidyaโ€™s parents after knowing her decision speaks a lot about the society we live in.

When Vidya gave up her dreams to fit in her husbandโ€™s house, my heart was torn apart. This made me think about all the women who do the same for the sake of their children only to be the โ€ grey skeinsโ€ and highlighting the vibrancy of other skeins. 

Every character has a story which unfolds in layers as the story progresses which keeps me glued to the end. The characters are well developed and the authorโ€™s way of writing was the cherry on the cake; lucid and appealing .

After reading the book, I decided to go on a solo trip after the virus ended. Thatโ€™s how much I loved the book. I recommend this book to you and trust me, youโ€™ll end up loving this book.

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