Here is the list of best fictional books to read. From Harry Potter to Khalil Gibran, From an adventure to a heart wrenching love story it is an Ultimate List Of Best Books To Read In Fiction Genre! The books are grouped into different fiction genre like contemporary, Classic, Indian, and so on. So, let get started and tackle our Covid Blues! 🙂
BEST BOOKS TO READ: FICTION
1. THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COEHLO
Across the globe, devoted fans have been captivated by the enchanting novel of Paulo Coelho. Stunning in its elegance and strength, this story will move you to your core. Santiago, a shepherd boy from Andalusia, is the protagonist. In search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids, he travels from Spain to the Egyptian desert.
In his travels, he crosses paths with both a Gypsy woman and a man calling himself a king. Santiago is pointed in the right direction by all of them. Santiago doesn’t know how he will overcome the obstacles that stand in his way. However, what begins as a journey to find worldly goods, turns out to be the discovery of a treasure inside.
Deeply compassionate, lush, and vivid. Santiago’s story is an example of how dreams can transform our lives and how important it is to listen to our hearts.
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE BY J.K.ROWLING
“A Window to the other world of Wild Imagination”
Our first thoughts when we hear Harry Potter are of Harry Potter! Harry Potter is a seven-book series, but the first book is the most loved and must read because it introduces us to a new and raw world, as well as to the character of Harry Potter.
Characters, situations, and details are all filled with sympathy, and the story is incredibly exciting. Assembling a magical world is at the core of the first installment, setting the stage for future high-stakes adventures.
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Recommended: Harry Potter (House Edition Books)
1. MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING BY VIKTOR E FRANKL
Viktor Frankl’s memoirs, which describe life in Nazi death camps, have riveted generations of readers. And, how it can help us to survive spiritually. According to Frankl, suffering is something we cannot avoid, but we can cope with it and find meaning in it, and then move forward in a more purposeful way.
Known as logo therapy, the theory originates from the belief that humans are passionate about what they find meaningful, not merely pleasure. American readers have been influenced by Man’s Search for Meaning. We all continue to be inspired by it as we strive to find meaning through every day of our lives.
2. WUTHERING HEIGHTS BY EMILY BRONTE
An enthralling and torturous love story. Heathcliff is the protagonist of Wuthering Heights, a tale of a troubled orphan. Catherine Earnshaw was the object of his doomed love.
Emily Bronte died at 30 in 1847, the year before this novel was published. Among the greatest and most bewildering works of literature of the nineteenth century stands Wuthering Heights. The windswept moors set the scene for this heartwarming story. Heathcliff and Catherine, the daughter of his wealthy benefactor.
Even after Heathcliff and Catherine’s deaths, their mythic passion haunts the next generation as a result of Catherine’s betrayal. This mystifying and powerful novel combines elements of many genres — from ghost stories to gothic novels and poetry — and transcends them all.
3. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD BY HARPER LEE
Over 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, in over 40 languages. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. As a novel about a child’s awakening to racism and prejudice, it was praised for its sensitive treatment of the subject.
Maycomb, Alabama, a fictional town set during the Great Depression, is the setting for To Kill a Mockingbird. Jean Louise (“Scout”) Finch is the character that takes center stage, a young girl who will span the ages of six and nine throughout the novel. Jeremy Atticus (“Jem”) is one of two children raised by Atticus Finch, her widowed father.
His children are encouraged to be empathetic and just by their father, a prominent lawyer. The author calls killing a mockingbird a sin, referring to its innocence and harmlessness.
1. LEGEND OF SUHELDEV BY AMISH TRIPATHI
Forgotten Hero, A memorable battle. .
India, 1025 AD.
Mahamud of Ghazni’s barbaric Turkic hordes repeatedly attacked the northern regions of India, greatly weakening them. Massive areas of the subcontinent were destroyed by the invaders, who plunder, kill, rape, and pillage.
They conquer many weakened and divided old Indian kingdoms. The few who fight do so in the chivalric Code of Chivalry; the savage Turkic army, whose tactics repeatedly break all rules, is unable to stop them. They then raided and destroyed one of the country’s holiest temples. Shiva’s temple at Somnath, which is magnificent.
The nation is defended by a warrior during these most desperate times.
His motherland requires him to put his all into defending it, and he will sacrifice his life for it.
Rebellious and fearless. An inspiring leader. A patriot who embraces all.
2. THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA BY AMISH TRIPATHI
1900 BC. Modern Indians mistakenly refer to this civilization as the Indus Valley Civilization. During that time, it was called the land of Meluha by its inhabitants. Founded many centuries earlier by one of the greatest monarchs of all time, Lord Ram, this empire was near perfect.
As its primary river, the revered Saraswati, slowly dries up, this once proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers are faced with grave peril. They are also subject to devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis. It appears that the Chandravanshis have allied with the Nagas, further complicating matters. The deformed humans belonging to this ostracized race have astonishing martial skills!
For the Suryavanshis, there is only one hope: When all seems lost, when it appears your enemies have triumphed, there will emerge a hero.
Does Shiva, an immigrant Tibetan, really represent a hero? Does he even want to be that hero? Will Shiva lead the Suryavanshi vengeance as he is drawn quickly into his destiny, both by duty and by love?
Recommended: SHIVA TRILOLOGY BY AMISH TRIPATHI
LITERARY THEORY, HISTORY AND CRITICISM
1. THE PALACE OF ILLUSION BY CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI
Retelling of the world-famous Indian epic, Mahabharat, from the point of view of an amazing woman.
The Palace of Illusions is set in the distant past, when a war-torn world was a half-historical, half-mythological, and half-magical world. In this Mahabharat tale, the wife of the Pandavas tells us that there is a new interpretation that we can find in Panchaali’s narration.
A spirited balancing act is performed by Princess Panchaali, who has five husbands, of whom one was cheated out of their father’s kingdom. The quest to reclaim their birthright sweeps Panchaali into the mix. They remained at their side through years of exile and the terrible Indian civil war that involved all of India’s important kings.
Despite this, the audience never loses sight of her strategic duels with her mother-in-law, her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna, or her attraction to the mysterious foe of her husband. The fiery Panchaali brings to life a world filled with swordsmen, gods, and the ever-changing hands of fate.
2. INDIA AFTER GANDHI BY RAMACHANDRA GUHA
The pains, struggles, humiliations are masterfully described. And, a salute to the largest and least probable democracy in the world. India After Gandhi is a powerful account of how a giant nation has been held together through numerous brutal conflicts and extraordinary factors. An extremely well researched and beautifully written epic history that is filled with larger-than-life characters, it is one of the peaks of a major scholar’s career…
MYTHS, LEGENDS AND SAGAS
1. THE OATH OF THE VAYUPUTRAS BY AMISH TRIPATHI
Shiva is preparing his forces. Evil is finally revealed when he reaches Panchavati, the Naga capital. A holy war is about to begin between Neelkanth and his true enemy, a man whose name engenders fear among even the fiercest of warriors.
Several brutal battles rock India. An entire nation is at stake. There will be many deaths. Regardless of the cost, Shiva cannot fail. He turns to those who never helped him: the Vayuputras, in his desperation.
Is he likely to succeed? How much will it really cost to defeat Evil? To India? And to Shiva’s soul?
These mysteries are finally resolved. This final installment of the bestseller Shiva Trilogy.
2. SITA: WARRIOR OF MITHILA BY AMISH TRIPATHI
Divided, resentful, and poor, India is afflicted by conflicts. Their rulers are hated by the people. Despite being corrupt and selfish, they despise their elite. Sparks are all it takes to create chaos. These divisions are exploited by outsiders. Lanka’s demon king Raavan gains more and more power. Sapt Sindhu was bitten deeper and deeper by his fangs.
It is up to two powerful tribes, the guardians of India’s divine land, to make their stand. There needs to be a savior. Searches begin.
In a field, we find an abandoned baby. Defending itself against a pack of murderous wolves with the help of a vulture. She is adopted by the ruler of Mithila, a kingdom that is powerless and ignored by all. The future of this child is uncertain. They are, however, wrong.
Since she’s not like any other girl. Sita is her name.
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A sequel to Ram Chandra. Taking you back to the beginning. Here’s where it all began.
Recommended: Ram Chandra Series By Amish Tripathi
3. KHALIL GIBRAN: THE PROPHET
Our age has revered Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet. In 1923, it was published in more than twenty languages, and it has sold more than nine million copies in the United States alone.
Philosophical, spiritual, and above all inspirational, The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays. It consists of twenty-eight chapters devoted to the musings of Gibran. Including such vast topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason, and passion.
Recommended: KHALIL GIBRAN: COLLECTED WORKS
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