Looking for an inspirational character or want to catch up with what’s the hot love story book in the literary world? Or simply want a super-quick airport read? Here’s a guide to get you there in no time at all!
Love Story Book 1: Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling, creator and star of The Mindy Project, is out with her second collection of writing - which gives hilarious insight to readers about love, looks and being an adult in the TV and wannabe film industry. If you know of Mindy, you know she’s not one to conform to society’s expectations. This one is one of Mindy’s best love story books! Grab this now! Price: Rs 396.
Love Story Book 2: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
Atwood in her dystopian world gives her desperate and destitute characters - Charmaine and Stan - a chance to go to prison in exchange for a stable existence and job. A dark comedy, this book by the Booker Prize winner is a must-read and is regarded as one of the best love novels! Price: Rs 317
Love Story Book 3: Private Paris by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Patterson is back with a Jack Morgan case. He will take you through France following a series of murders. A gripping read if you’re looking for an escape from your mundane living. Price: Rs 279
Love Story Book 4: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
This book made it to the Booker shortlist last year. Travel writer turned author, she is known for her previous book: The People in the Trees. A Little Life is set in New York and centers on four friends – an actor, an artist, an architect, and a litigator - and the relationships between them. Price: Rs 391.
Love Story Book 5: Cometh The Hour by Jeffrey Archer
The master is back with his latest and penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles series. This one is already a #1 New York Times bestseller. Catch up on this book to be in time for the last of the series which releases later this year. Price: Rs 359.
Love Story Book 6: Johnny Gone Down by Karan Bajaj
A great book by an Indian author, it needs due credit. A page-turner, it follows Nikhil a.k.a. Johnny on an international escapade from Cambodia to a Buddhist monastery in Thailand to the drug hub of Brazil. It’s been around since 2010 - and once you pick up this book, you won’t leave it till you’re done. Price: Rs 79.
Love Story Book 7: In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
The English translation of In Altre Parole by Lahiri is out now. Yes, you read that right. In Other Words is about the Pulitzer winner’s foray into learning a new language. In the “Author’s Note”, she mentions how she chose to write the book in Italian because it was a risk she felt inspired to take. In this non-fiction narrative, we follow Lahiri’s search for authorial expression that lacked for her in Bengali and English. Is this where she finds it?