Welcome to my first installment of Top Ten Tuesday. The folks at The Broke and the Bookish are coming back today after a month of holiday and the prompt they have given for today is Ten book recommendations for…… So I have decided to go with: Ten book recommendations for lovers of different genres.
And yes, Happy Independence Day to all the fellow Indians. Sadly, I don’t have a list of Indian authors or any other topic involving India to share, so instead I am sharing this list.
This year has been great for me so far, in terms of reading. Not just because of the number, but because I have managed to read the books in multiple genres 🙂 I try not to pick books of the same genre back to back and I am happy with the result so far. So today I am sharing my recommendations for such diverse books (which I read this year) and I hope you will like this list if you too like to read in multiple genres.
10 books for lovers of diverse genres
Why not Me? by Mindy Kaling: This was my first ever audio book and I totally loved it. Mindy was hilarious. What makes this book different is her narration. You will feel as if she is in front of you and telling you stories as your best friend. Goodreads review.
Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole: This book was different in terms of its representation. The whole story was in form of letters, that’s right. I loved this unique format. This is a historical romance which is set during the time period of WWI and WWII. Goodreads review.
The Servant Boy by Reesha Goral: This is a multicultural story set in the background of Pakistan. Though I had some issues with the ending of the story, overall I liked it. This story is a journey of a boy from being poor to rich. If you are into multi-cultures and like to read some light story then this is a pick for you. Goodreads review.
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank: Who doesn’t know about Anne Frank? This book/autobiography/memoir is an epic which everyone should read at least once. I won’t say that it was a 5 star read for me, but yet I liked it very much. What makes this book different is that it’s a diary of a 13-14 years old girl rather than a proper autobiography. This story tells how Anne Frank changed over the time and their stay in the annex during WWII. Goodreads review.
Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook: This was my second poetry of the year after Milk and Honey and somehow, I loved this one more. I totally loved the cover of the book. It is so unique. The poems in the book are arranged in a unique manner – Side A and Side B like we find in a mix tape. Another unique thing was that each track/poem in the book was associated with a song. This poetry collection depicts love, loss, healing, warmth, problems of growing old. You should definitely read this for some different kind of poetry. Goodreads review.
Wives of War by Soraya Lane: I finished this book a few days back and totally loved. This is a historical romance set on the backdrops of WWII. This is an epic story of friendship, love, and survival. This was definitely one of my favourite books of 2017. Full review here.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio: Another favourite of the year. As its name, it is truly wonderful. This story will make you think about your behaviour towards others. Though it’s a middle-grade book, adults too can definitely learn a lot of things from it. I can’t wait for its movie adaptation to release 🙂 Full review here.
Animal Farm by George Orwell: This book was totally opposite of my expectations. This story was a story of an animal farm rather than the story of humans. This was a perfect political satire. Full review here.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This book was on a long waiting list for me but I am glad I finally read it. This story is set in the 1930s and depicts the serious issue of racism in America at that time. It also depicts a strong bond of a family. It is another must read classic. Review to come soon.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: This was, I guess, the most controversial book of the year. It clearly gained a hype after the TV show adaptation. Though many tend to hate it because of the depiction of suicide in somewhat wrong manner, I didn’t actually hate it. I liked it and surely it had a great impact on me for quite a few days. Goodreads review here.
Do you prefer to read multiple genres or you just like to read a particular one? Which are some of your favourite books from above genres?
Thanks for reading and stay connected! ♥