Christmas is just around the corner and people are gearing up to celebrate the festive season with great joy and fervour. Christmas is celebrated on December 25 every year and it is the season of hot chocolate, Christmas tree and presents! Not only loved ones, but people at the workplace also celebrate the spirit of Christmas by engaging in a fun activity known as ‘Secret Santa.’ This is where people gift each other presents without knowing who the giver of the gift is. This activity is widely held in workplaces and among a large number of people. Books are the best gifts that people can give to someone. Today we have listed the top 5 books that you can gift to your coworker, friend, or relative as their Secret Santa.
5 Books to gift this Christmas as a Secret Santa are:
- Let it be by Eliyas Johnjoseph
- The Nirvanic Heart by Dr. Aswin Shaji
- Dil se Dil Taak by Anushree Agrawal
- Voices – a collection of 160 poems by Indira Guha Patra and Ratna Guha
- The Pride of t20 Cricket by Abhishek Kapoor
LET IT BE by Eliyas Johnjoseph
Sherin belongs to a middle-class family and has the aim to become a fashion model. On the other hand, her father struggles to manage his financial debt but he never fails to fulfill the needs of his family. Sherin is the elder daughter among the three, so she is too close to his father. One horrible day, Sherin’s father dies and her family has to face the unreliable consequences. Which made Jennifer, tumble into trauma. Jennifer is Sherin’s mother, who was a housewife. After the death of Sherin’s father, does their family got to manage their home? There’s no one to help them out. Could Sherin fulfill her dreams? What made Sherin’s father die?
The whole story plot is a roller coaster ride, which would make the reader feel enthralled. There’s joy, pain, and sustenance. Countless people would relate to this story as this is filled with enticing romance and nightmares.
About Author Eliyas Johnjoseph
Eliyas Johnjoseph is an Author & Innovator, who lives in Tamil Nadu and is well known for his fictitious stories.
The book “Let it be” interprets the lesson for all new youngsters in riding/driving, and his prior book “Eagles soar” depicts the passion and dreams to achieve the motives. The foremost book “Always” portrays the endless love story of a mother and son’s relationship, which was published in 2021 by Caroling pen publishing.
The author has also been a part of many anthologies, as a co-author for nine books.
THE NIRVANIC HEART by Dr. Aswin Shaji
“The Nirvanic Heart” A poetry book for self introspection.
Life is but a journey for the willing. Nirvana is but a journey for the destined who forged their path in seek of their own solace. This journey of finding the ‘self’ is a long and arduous road.
“Be unfettered and untethered and unite oneself with nature, for in the dichotomy of choices lies the truth of the human experience.”
This book written by Dr. Aswin Shaji contains 60 poems on different aspects of life, different emotional spectrums that one may face in life. This is a book for the people who both want a leisure read and for those who like to look into the heart of the matter and understand what it may be that the poet intended to convey.
The Nirvanic Heart is available on Amazon., Flipkart and Google play books.
About Author Dr. Aswin Shaji
Dr. Aswin Shaji is a MBBS doctor from Kollam, Kerala, following his passion for both the healing arts and the literary arts. He did his schooling in IISJ Saudi Arabia and MBBS at Amrita institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
He is the Author of ‘The Nirvanic Heart’ and is the Co-Author in 20 books. His patience to listen to one’s stories and his keen view of life is what inspires him to blot his ink on paper. His love for poetry arises from the reflected shades of life and the sublimation of nature with the soul.
• 21st Century Emily Dickinson award 2022
• 1st Prize script writing competition for World suicide prevention day Amrita Hospital 2021
• Writer’s Desire award 2022
• Mahadevi Verma Sahitya Shiromani award 2022
• Achiever of the year 2022- Best Poet and Author of the year 2022
• Spectrum InqQuill Holders award 2022
• Dramatism Award- Best Poet and Author of the year 2022
• Sylvia Plath Memorial Literary Prize 2022
• NAPOWRIMO’ x EBA 2022 National Competition TOP 10
• Indian Noble Award 2022
• Ukiyito Literary Award 2022- Poet of the Year for The Nirvanic Heart
• JEC Attainers Award- Best Author of the Year
• Special appreciation by India Book of World Records for The Nirvanic Heart
DIL SE DIL TAAK by Anushree Agrawal
Dil Se Dil Taak is a poetry book containing hundred poems, which will make you feel 100 emotions. This poetry book will transport you to a world where you can learn a little and have a lot of fun. The book has been published in Hindi by Book-O–Pedia publications. It is a reading delight for all Hindi poetry lovers.
It is available on all major platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Google Play Books and others.
About Author Anushree Agrawal
Anushree Agrawal is an Indian Author and Poet based in Varanasi, the city of ghats. Dil se Dil Taak is her debut Hindi poetry book. She has been awarded with Jagruk Indian and Bankin Chandra Chatterjee Kala Samman Awards for her outstanding contribution to Indian writing.
VOICES – A COLLECTION OF 160 POEMS by Indira Guha Patra and Ratna Guha
Voices is a collection of 160 contemporary poems penned by the mother-daughter duo – Indira Guha Patra and Ratna Guha. Voices is just not poetry, its rediscovering life through jugglery of simple beautiful words. This collection of poetry represents the ‘VOICES’ of each soul on earth struggling their own battle at different stages of life. Not only living, but the book also narrates the ‘VOICES’ of nature, its fury, kindness, love and sacrifice. Lastly it is also the ‘VOICES’ of the abstract and undefined. In short, VOICES is an all-in-one book for not only poetry lovers but anyone who wants to experience life through literature. Fall in love, lighten a heavy heart, travel places or brood in your cozy nest on a rainy morning or a lazy summer day, retrospect life in and out – all through the imaginative, rhyming resonance of poetry – ‘VOICES’.
About the authors
Indira Guha Patra
Indira Guha Patra is an emerging writer whose fiery language skills have won thousands of readers’ hearts. Having authored books like ‘Chasing Dreams’, ‘The Promise’, ‘Baby Fights Corona’ and ‘The Veil of Disguise’ she is a perfect example of a dynamic writer who loves experimenting with her work and never limits her imagination within a particular genre. With her latest book ‘Voices’ she has also stepped into the world of poetry. Indira excels in depicting human emotions and intertwining them with her imagination, thereby merging reality and fiction beautifully. She has won several prestigious awards like ‘Sahityakosh Samman 2021’, ‘Bharatiya Youth Face of India’ title, Rabindranath Tagore International Prize for Art and Literature’, ‘The Sylvia Plath Memorial Literary Prize 2022’ and many more.
Ratna Guha is an enthusiastic writer specializing in poetry and other creative literary pieces. ‘Voices’ is her first debut book in collaboration with her daughter, Indira Guha Patra. She is a buzzing writer. Her followers and readers found her writing energetic and highly motivating. Disregarding her late entry into the writer’s hub, she is all determined to inspire her readers with her mastery of words, once again emphasizing the fact that it’s never too late to begin.
THE PRIDE OF T20 CRICKET by Abhishek Kapoor
The Pride of T20 cricket by Abhishek Kapoor is an international bestselling book from the cricket based comedy genre. The book has been a bestseller on multiple occasions, on multiple platforms and stores (both online and offline) in 16+ countries. The Pride of T20 cricket is also the most read cricket based comedy book in the world.
THE PLOT: Though Canada Singh is a well experienced cricket coach, he is perhaps the most controversial man on and off the field.Not getting too disheartened by the extraordinary circumstance and with the sole intention to win the 2020 edition of Kanpur’s most prestigious annual t20 cricket tournament, he decided to create and guide a team of independent rookies.The plot focuses on the hilarious journey of Canada and his team. It also lays emphasis on the bond of love between him and his beloved daughter, Shefali, who is left with no other option but to support either her father or her boyfriend.
In his interaction with the media at the launch of this book, Abhishek Kapoor said, “While The Selfish Betrayals was a visual representation of thrilling scenes using the magic of words, The Pride of t20 cricket is a hilarious and quick read that aims to bring a smile on your face!” The book has managed to do just that.
About Author Abhishek Kapoor
Abhishek Kapoor is an Indian Author and Entrepreneur, known for his international bestselling books The Pride of T20 cricket, The Selfish Betrayals, and 11 Things To Learn Before You Turn 35. He has written plots for several films that have done wonders at various film festivals.
Abhishek Kapoor was referred to as the Indian marketing and public relations sector’s trendsetter by DNA India. His success, interviews, news, and much more have been reported by Outlook India, The Week, Hindustan Times, India Today, Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, Hindustan, Midday, and over 100 other news outlets.
Abhishek Kapoor is the founder of numerous businesses, including Digital Golgappa, The Eagle Eye Network, Cherry Book Awards, The Update India, ASK Entertainment, UKS private limited, and many others. He has previously worked for organizations like Infosys and Nokia Siemens Networks. Interestingly, he is also a blue tick verified on numerous social platforms like Google, Spotify, Goodreads, Amazon etc.
His first two books, which were entirely fictional, were highly received by readers. His third book, and his first in the non-fiction genre. Interestingly, young Indian author Agnibho Mitra wrote a book about Abhishek Kapoor referring to him as the pinnacle of honesty, while American literary sensation Ka’Ron Gaines referred to him as the sibling he hasn’t yet met in his recent book based on Abhishek.