15 Books You Must Pick If You’ve Just Started Reading

Embrace it, that you have finally opened doors to a whole new world, a world of books. You are soon going to immerse yourself in the exciting and incredible journey of new experiences. Don’t worry if are just a newbie and you don’t know where to start. The journey from a ‘non-reader’ to a reader can be quite exhilarating. Here are some lists of books, you can kick-start your reading with. Slowly nurture your habit as you get hooked on these books.

#1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

by J.K Rowling

This book will make you read non-stop and you will want to finish it in one sitting. The most eligible book for beginners to start with, the first book of Harry Potter Series. The book is light read at the same time engaging.

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 #2 Chicken Soup for the Soul

by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

This book will keep you hooked with it short, relatable and inspirational stories without being draggy. It is written by America’s most popular motivational speakers, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.

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#3 To Kill A Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

Harper Lee’s novel will make you fall in love with extremely relatable characters. It takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.

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#4 Screw It, Let’s Do It

by Richard Branson

Through this book, the author, a global leader, shares his life experiences. If fiction isn’t your thing, this one is for you. You might find many inspirations between these pages.

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#5 Tell Me Your Dreams

by Sidney Sheldon

Tell Me Your Dreams is gripping, full of twists and turns and is definitely unputdownable. A newbie reader needs a book that is captivating and keeps you hooked.

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#6 The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien’s books take you to the land of fantasies. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are timeless classics taking you on a magical but surreal journey. You might need a pause for a moment, to marvel at how much impact the original opening lines of these stories have.

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#7 The Diary Of A Young Girl

by Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank is touching and gripping story based on the real accounts of a young girl at the time of World War II. Each word of this novel reveals the thoughts closest to the heart of this young girl.

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#8 The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner is a serious novel. What makes it really intriguing is its thought-provoking lines. It is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic weaving the story of love and friendship in the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan.

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#9 The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

A beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” To see if this is actually true, give it a read.

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#10 The Palace of Illusions

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

A retelling of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat. The story is told from the point of view of an amazing woman, Panchaali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers in the Mahabharat giving you a new interpretation of an epic tale.

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#11 Kafka on the Shore

by Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers, Haruki Murakami, at the peak of his powers. You would feel fulfilling and magical after this book. It extends geographical boundaries to a state of fantasy where anything and everything is possible.

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#12 The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

by Robin Sharma

The novel is an inspiring tale guiding you to living with greater courage, balance, joy, and abundance. It adds essence to your life and gives you direction especially in the hard times, which makes it a worthy read.

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#13 Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana

by Devdutt Pattanaik

Told through the eyes of Sita, this book will take you through the journey of Ramayana. This book is outstanding for its ability to make the readers warm up to an important twist in Ramayana.

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#14 The Immortals of Meluha

by Amish Tripathi

The first book in the series of Shiva Trilogy will keep you hooked and guessing what happens next. The book is based on the belief that perhaps the actions, the deeds, and karma are the only deciding factors in transforming an ordinary man to Mahadev – God of Gods.

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#15 The Secret

by Rhonda Byrne

The secret is a novel that will give you generous insights on the law of attraction. It is an amazing book simply explains how to use the universe to make all your wishes come true.

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That’s all folks!


Surbhi Jain

Hi.. I am Surbhi, an avid reader, wanderer, and blogger who loves to explore the secrets of nature. I am a connoisseur of creativity, art, and music.

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