The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: This is a fantasy novel with a simple narration. The author takes us through the whole journey of a shepherd to find the treasure.

The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank: This is a diary of a 13-year-old Jewish girl hiding in a house in the 1940s during the Nazi occupation. While she spent two years hiding in the house even in such a devastating situation, Anne still found hope and joy.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: This is a novel based in Afghanistan and takes us through the timeline of the fall of the country’s monarchy by the Soviet Union and the evacuation of refugees in Pakistan and the United States. The book also mentions the rise of the Taliban1.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This is a southern gothic novel that takes us to the root of human behavior, innocence, kindness, and cruelty. One of the most beautifully written novels in literature1.

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami: This is one of the most famous books by Haruki Murakami, published in 1987. It is the story of a young college student who falls in love with a beautiful and introspective woman. It later explores how their relationship gets affected by their friend’s death and how their life changes.

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy: This is a book that revolves around the story of two brothers and their monotonous life which changes after their English cousin visits them, the uncertainty of life, and the colors it brings to their lives.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: This is a classic novel from the 1950s about a teenager in New York City. The book captures the deep human need for connection and the sense of loss felt in childhood.