Summers are here and so is the time to pack your bags and go for that vacation. But if finding a vacation spot is not the only thing you’re confused about, we have you covered.      

Here is a list of all the books you should read whether you’re sunbathing on the beach or cozying up in the mountains.   

1. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee 

A story narrated by a little girl in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. It deals with serious issues like racial inequality and rape in a small community. This story also narrates how the girl’s father helps her being just and open about things. A classic that shouldn’t be missed. 


2. Kafka On The Shore – Haruki Murakami  

The book mainly revolves around two characters. Kafka, a teenager running away to find his mother and sister and Nakata, an aging man who hasn’t come out of the wartime zone. The plot thickens when both of their destinies are intertwined where one escapes his fate while the other getting a whole new start.      


3. Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope – Mark Manson 

After the commercial success of his first book, Mark Manson takes no nonsence to a whole new level. This book is all about being honest to oneself and accepting the reality without any rainbows and unicorns. 

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4. Killing Commendator – Haruki Murakami 

A story about a painter from Tokyo who is abandoned by his wife. His story starts when he leaves everything and starts residing at a famous painter’s home in the mountains. From love to war to art, this tale will keep you on your toes. 


5. I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai

I am Malala is a story about a set of parents who support their daughter to study in a country where only sons are given the highest priority. It talks about a family who in the times of global terrorism try to survive and support each other. 


6. Orange Is The New Black – Piper Kerman

Orange is the new black is an inside look into the lives of women in prison and their life in there. Piper Kerman recites this story in the most real way as she finds her way into it due to weird circumstances.  


7. Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom  

This is a heartwarming story about Mitch who finds his mentor and professor Morrie back from college. He finds him at a time when Morrie was dying. What seemed to have been a coincidence became a class for life. 


8. Dreams From My Father – Barack Obama

This book gives a deep insight into the life of the first African-American President of The United States i.e. Barack Obama. Here he finds out about his roots and learns about  the history of his father, who was otherwise never present in his life. 


9. On The Road – Jack Kerouac

When Sal Paradise (Kerouac) meets Dean Moriarty (Cassady) they go on several adventures. It is a gripping story about both of these characters exploring America in the rawest of forms. 


10. Big Magic: Creative Living Without Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert shares her wisdom about living life to the fullest without having to suffer. This New York Times bestseller is for everyone who wants to live a free, brave and life driven by curiosity.  


11. Becoming – Michelle Obama

In this memoir jotted down by the former first lady, Michelle Obama talks about her life. She talks about her childhood, her triumphs, disappointments, and everything that has moulded her into becoming what she is now.   


12. When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon

What happens when a career-oriented woman and a hopeless romantic attend the same summer school? You have to read this book to know more.   


13. Circe – Madeline Miller

Circe is born to the mightiest god of the sun. But she is not as powerful as her father and not as alluring as her mother. But when she turns to the mortal world, she finds that she indeed does have a power i.e. witchcraft. Will she turn back to the gods or the mortals now? 


14. The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

An entertaining story about an office rivalry between Lucy and Joshua. But after an innocent kiss in the elevator, will the rivalry continue? You gotta read this book to find out.  


15. Roar – Cecilia Ahern

A feminist story collection about women and how they perceive life. This book written by the author of P.S. I love You talks about how women perceive things in today’s world.     


16. How To Stop Time – Matt Haig

A story talking to all age groups. It narrates about how to find and lose yourself and how with time one can find happiness.  


17. The Next Person You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom writes yet another gripping novel about how every life matters and how every end is the start to a new beginning.    


18. Less – Andrew Sean Greer

A story about an LGBTQ person living life and encountering love, relationships, work, and travel. He also looks at all these situations separately and together through the concept of age and time passing by.      


19. The Diary Of A Social Butterfly – Moni Mohsin

In the midst of  9/11 and the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, there lies a socialite who is loved by everyone. Read this hugely entertaining book to know about the parralel universe of Pakistan. 


20. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love is the journey of a woman who quits her job, leaves everything and goes on a year long journey around the world to find herself. This story is about self-love and self-intervention. 


21. Summer Sisters – Judy Blume

A story about two best friends who’s friendship has faded away with time. But years later, one is getting married and the other is invited. Read this book to see if their friendhip is rekindled back to what it was. 


22. Why Not Me – Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling shares all the secrets, anxieties and the excitement that comes with having a career like she does. All of these are wrapped into a hilarious series of essays.   

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23. Looking For Alaska – John Green

A story about Miles, who from is otherwise boring and safe life lands into Culver Creek Boarding School which turns out to be the opposite of boring. But his life takes a turn when he meets Alaska Young and after that, nothing is ever the same. 

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24. The Room On The Roof – Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond’s beloved book talks about love, adolesence and coming of age in the most heart warming manner.    


25. The Village By The Sea – Anita Desai

A story about Hari and Lila who lead a simple life in the village of Thul. But life turns into despair when both of them get into serious problems. 

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