Summer Holiday Reads

The thought of vacations sometimes is a lot more fun than the actual vacation for some people. Summer holidays can get quite boring if you don't have anything on your calendar. At that time, you'll remember just how much you miss college. But the hols (that's a word from the very popular child detective series "The Famous Five") can also be a very good time to brush up on some reading and help widen your perspective and understand of the world while you become a couch potato (atleast that way, you win one time).

I've compiled a list of books that have the power of getting you hooked on and for sometime (even if just for a few hours a day) giving you the opportunity of living the lives of the characters in the books. Afterall they do say, "A normal person lives only One Life, but a reader lives a thousand in a lifetime". 

Jeffery Archer Books: Clifton Chronicles

  • Mightier than the Sword
  • Sins of a Father

 Personal Favorites:

  • Be Careful What You Wish For 
  • Only Time Will Tell
  • Kane and Abel
  • Sons of Fortune
  • The Prodigal Daughter

Amish Tripathi Books:
  • Shiva Trilogy (3 books)
  • Ram Chandra Series (5 books)
Personal Favorites:
  • Immortals of Meluha
  • Secret of the Nagas
  • Oath of the Vayuputras
  • Sita, Warrior of Mithila

Dan Brown Books:
  • Deception Point
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Inferno
  • Crime Victim
Personal Favorites:
  • Angels and Demons
  • The Lost Symbol
  • Digital Fortress

Best books I (and my father) have read till date:
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre
  • Where Girls Dare
  • Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Class by Eric Segal 
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton


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