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10 AMAZING Books That Must Be On Your Summer Reading List!

Somya Suresh

Guest Contributor

With upcoming vacations and some time to relax at hand, it’s probably the right time to spend some time reading a few new releases this summer! From fiction, self-help books to popular biographies, this book list has it all. Here are 10 best new books to read this summer!



1. An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar


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Probably the most anticipated celebrity autobiography of the year, co-authored by Poonam Saxena, this book is a really compelling read. It is peopled by Bollywood but you can hear KJo talking through the book. From his initial years in the film industry to deep confessions about his personal life, this one will intrigue you even if you’re not a Bollywood lover!


Price: Rs 371. Buy it here.



2. Leila by Prayaag Akbar


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A fabulous debut book, at the heart of Prayaag Akbar’s novel is the relationship between a mother and a daughter that does not actually exist. For Leila was snatched from her parents when she was three years old, and it’s her mother’s quest to find her, even as sixteen years have passed, that forms the narrative. Set in a dystopic world, that seems frighteningly real and familiar, Leila is an engrossing, absorbing and fascinating read that will not only make you think but also break your heart. A must-read for every Indian girl!


Price: Rs 360. Buy it here.





3. How To Be A Bawse: A Guide To Conquering Life by Lilly Singh


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We've all watched Lilly Singh's viral videos and have been in love with ||Superwoman|| for years now. We've seen her growth but we haven't seen everything it took for her to get where she is today. This is a guide for every girl who wants to make something of herself - no matter what field she belongs to. It's a book that'll give you inspiration, make you believe in yourself and teach you how to get back up and fly - no matter how many times you fall. It's a must read, even for the girls who only like to read fiction. Trust us, and make an exception!


Price: Rs 335. Buy it here.



4. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal


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Nikki, the protagonist of the story takes a creative writing job to teach widows a little bit more about life and other things when she finds they’re barely interested. She realizes that behind their white veils lie erotic stories, memories, and unexplored sexuality. And the colourful lives that they have led but hidden being dutiful daughters, daughters-in-law, and wives. It’s a dark comedy that will definitely touch your heart!




Price: Rs 238. Buy it here.



5. Harp By Nidhi Dalmia


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Nidhi Dalmia’s debut novel is a romance that’s a welcome change between all that’s available on the bookshelves currently. This book explores the idea of two protagonists who come from two different universes and fall in love in the backdrop of Poland. The author captures the visual beauty through words and makes one feel like they're present in all of the places they travel to through the book. We assure you, this one won’t disappoint.


Price: Rs 295. Buy it here.



6. Baaz by Anuja Chauhan


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Baaz, authored by Anuja Chauhan, is a tribute to the men in uniform. The story is set in 1971 in the USSR-backed India Mukti-Bahini alliance which is on the brink of war against the America-aided Pakistani forces. The protagonist, Ishaan believes in warfare and his country until he meets Tehmina - someone who makes him question the entire concept of nationalism, patriotism, and war. This one makes a compelling read… Especially if you're a fan of Those Pricey Thakur Girls!


Price: Rs 319. Buy it here.





7. The Boy Who Loved by Durjoy Datta


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This author is known for his romantic novels that are young, relatable and easy to read. This one too, promises to be the love story of Raghu, the protagonist who is pushing himself away from love and his feelings because of unpleasant past experiences. But life has something else planned for him. This will be a page turner, ladies. Get it soon!


Price: Rs 149. Preorder it here.



8. A Gift Of Goddess Lakshmi by Manobi Bandopadhyay


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The real life story of a transgender, narrating the struggles, difficulties and all hard times she went through when she couldn’t adjust in her own skin. She was the first son born in the Bandopadhyay family. While the father wanted to show off his son, the son was fighting with his body and figuring out why he felt like a woman. This one is an excellent read and captures what it is like to be a transgender in India.


Price: Rs 262. Buy it here.





9. Friend Of My Youth by Amit Chaudhuri


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The author is known to take cities as backdrops and reference points to weave a story for his novels. This one uses Bombay (now Mumbai) and one of his childhood friends to describe how people, places, time and personal life changes to a place you used to call home. It questions the idea of how you felt today will not be how you feel 10 years later, even if you’re in the same situation and location.


Price: Rs 459. Buy it here.



10. The Spirit Of The River by Karina Arora


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The author, Karina Arora deals with difficult themes such as depression, loss and how to move away from it and lead a life that’s happy and joyous, in her new novel The Spirit Of The River. The author was inspired from the Banjar valley in Himachal Pradesh that sets the backdrop of the story and how the characters are based. With depression being an illness not many talk about, this book will definitely give you great insight on the subject.


Price: Rs 275. Buy it here.




Happy reading, ladies!


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