Why is good old Reading the best Hobby of all Time?Jul 21, 2018
People who read books are a different lot. They get more excited looking at libraries and bookstores than looking at malls or eat-outs. They seem to live in a blissful world of their own and will usually always have a book in their arm’s reach. There are many such people around us whose favourite hobby is to read books.
So, what is it about a book that attracts people towards them? What magic do they hold that makes it hard for people to put down a book once they start reading? Well, let’s just say that there is something inexplicably soothing about reading a good book; it is like catching up with your best friend. It makes you feel like you are befriending someone whom you have known since long. Depending on the type of book, it will make you thrilled, it will make you laugh or it will make you shed tears. But, by the time you finish the book, it will give you peace.
Reading is definitely a hobby that will enrich your life in many possible ways. So, if you are yet to discover the joys of reading and are looking to start, then read on to know some good books that will usher in a new and interesting hobby into your life.
The Shiva Trilogy
This series consists of three books written by Amish Tripathi. Set in a very interesting backdrop of Indian mythology, the books explore the fictitious story of Shiva. The author gives quite a gripping narration and it is definitely a page-turner. For a beginner, the three books put together is not a short read, but you can test the waters by reading the first book. It is most likely to pique your interest to read the other two as well and thus get your reading habit rolling.
This classic by Jhumpa Lahiri is a beauty for sure. This is a best-selling book about a Bengali immigrant family and the bond between a father and son. It is quite an emotional read and will make you invest your emotions into it. There is no dull moment in the book and it will keep you engrossed with its rich story. The book is sure to take you into a world that is interesting and unique while also giving room for you to relate to the characters.
This best-selling book by Chetan Bhagat is a light but interesting read. It is an entertaining book that has doses of love, sentiments, comedy, challenges and victory in the right amounts. Though the literary value of this book is not very high, it has definitely got many people hooked to books because of its wide reach. Youngsters have lapped up this book as well as other books by Chetan Bhagat due to his simple style of writing and his entertaining stories.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
If you are looking for a dose of inspiration or some self-help, then this book is sure to become your favourite. The author Robin Sharma is a great motivational speaker who gives practical tips for making your life more productive and to get the best out of your lifestyle. If you have read other self-help books and have gotten bored, then you need to read this book. This book is unlike any other self-help book and the concepts explained in this book will appeal to you.
Tuesdays With Morrie
For people who are not used to reading voluminous books, this short and sweet book is a great read. Written by Mitch Albom, this is a very touching book that is presented in a simple and comparatively short format. The heart-warming story of friendship between two men in different stages of life is one that will remain etched in your mind.