The best thing about September is that it heralds the cosiest season of the year. Neither too hot nor too cold, has the month promised many perfect afternoons that can be used for reading, guilt-free!
Your best companions for this are a cup of your favourite beverage and a book from this list…
1) Bayan by Pramudith D. Rupasinghe
(Genre: Fiction Contemporary | Format: Paperback, Kindle | MRP: 1853rs | Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing | Available: Amazon, Flipkart)
Aptly called the melody of ageing in times of change, Bayan follows Ivan, whose life is overturned by the political collapse of the Soviet Union. Separated from his wife, Ivan is accompanied only by his button accordion as he travels into nature. His life changes with his love for her, as Ivan searches deeper into nature with his only companion – the button accordion.
2) The Gymnast by Sanjay Chandra
(Genre: Fiction Contemporary | Format: Paperback | MRP: 349rs | Publisher: Garuda Prakashan | Available: Amazon, Flipkart)
A seven-year-old girl walking a tightrope for street tricks in 2018 finds herself in the world’s biggest arena – the Olympics – in a decade. The year 2028 sees her in Los Angeles, where Roshni’s trained legs remember the lessons she and her siblings had learned in their childhood, as her feet make the easy strides…
Read on to know the inspirational tale of dreams and how they come true.
3) A Paradox of Dreams by Harshali Singh
(Genre: Fiction Psychological Thriller | Format: Paperback, Kindle | MRP: 350rs | Publisher: Readomania Publishing | Available: Amazon, Flipkart, My Secret Bookshelf)
For long, dreams have been understood as the voice of the subconscious. A blind woman with psychic abilities immerses herself in finding victims as part of an SIT. But after a horrific dream and a phone call from an old friend, she is drawn into a web where mysteries span many layers, with nefarious intentions hiding under the polished lives of people…
4) Strangers She Never Met by Indranil Roy
(Genre: Fiction Thriller | Format: Paperback, Kindle | MRP: 199rs | Publisher: Invincible Publishers | Available: Amazon, Flipkart, My Secret Bookshelf)
When approaching the law enforcers looks like life’s biggest mistake, where would a young woman go?
In this engaging thriller, the protagonist Afreen seeks help from the police regarding an impending terrorist attack but she loses her family to save others and is drawn into a vicious conspiracy where trust erodes fast. Will a disgraced police officer be able to protect her against unknown enemies?
5) Yours Truly, Not Faithfully by Kalamwali Sonia Gandhi Limaye
(Genre: Fiction Romance | Format: Paperback, Kindle | MRP: 550rs | Publisher: Rightwords Publications | Available: Amazon, Flipkart, My Secret Bookshelf)
When someone has everything that they could hope for in life, what causes potent unrest? 27-year-old Saloni finds herself in such a situation. Her enviable life does not quell the nagging unrest she feels inside. One day, she finds out what is causing it, and sees others who are affected similarly. Saloni is caught at a crossroads between the life she loves and the desire inside.
Should she fall back to safety or leap to embrace the one thing she did not have?
6) The Chutney called Marriage by Parminder Kaur Sharma
(Genre: Fiction Comedy | Format: Paperback, Kindle | MRP: 310rs | Publisher: Parminder Kaur Sharma | Available: Amazon, Flipkart)
The best comedies happen in our everyday lives. This book promises to be a different fun ride. The characters are assigned spices that suit them, and each plays a role in the lives of the couple Coriander and Chili – Manav and Piya.
How a husband navigates life in the elusive search for harmony between his mother and wife is told in a comical way.
7) Dare Dream Travel by Shefali Arora (compiler)
(Genre: Non-Fiction Travel | Format: Paperback, Kindle | MRP: 150rs | Publisher: Book Street Publications | Available: Amazon)
Travelogues are the books that get anyone out of their reading block. Dare Dream contains stories from women travellers who have seen it all – a raging ice storm, a nasty robber, and many such obstacles that play an instrumental role in unfolding their hidden potential.
Read some life lessons from these women who break stereotypes.
8) White, Soft, & Fluffy by Poonam Jalan
(Genre: Autobiography | Format: Paperback, Kindle | MRP: 349rs | Publisher: Notion Press | Available: Amazon, Flipkart, My Secret Bookshelf)
Counsellor and behaviour analyst Poonam Jalan details her success journey – blending science and compassion to relate the tale of a brave woman who faced whatever life threw at her and emerged victorious.
- Written by Dhivya Balaji on behalf of My Secret Bookshelf. My Secret Bookshelf is an online bookstore that offers the best deals on contemporary literature by Indian authors.