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Presenting you top 5 best books to buy under Rs. 1,000
1. When Breath Becomes Air – By Paul Kalanithi.
When Breath Becomes Air is a non-fiction autobiographical book written by Paul Kalanithi. It is a memoir about his life and illness, battling stage IV metastatic lung cancer.
“A vital book about dying. Awe-inspiring and exquisite. Obligatory reading for the living.” (Nigella Lawson)
“Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful.” (Atul Gawande, author of BEING MORTAL)
“A great, indelible book … as intimate and illuminating as Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal,” to cite only one recent example of a doctor’s book that has had exceptionally wide appeal … I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option … gripping from the start … None of it is maudlin. Nothing is exaggerated. As he wrote to a friend: “It’s just tragic enough and just imaginable enough.” And just important enough to be unmissable.” (New York Times)
“Powerful and poignant.” (The Sunday Times)
“Less a memoir than a reflection on life and purpose… [A] vital book.” (The Economist)
Our take on this book is, it basically provides life lessons from the eyes of a person dying.
Buy “When Breath Becomes Air.”
2. The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad – Twinkle Khanna.
The book has qualified for amazon best reads. It beautifully depicts various stories and Twinkle Khanna’s writing is just pure magic.
“Buy The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. (Exclusively Signed Copies)”
3. No Man’s Land (John Puller Series) – David Baldacci
Baldacci makes the implausible plausible in his riveting fourth thriller featuring US Army criminal investigator John Puller … maintains tension throughout and imbues his characters with enough humanity to make readers care what happens to them Publishers Weekly The page-turner of the season The Times Baldacci is still peerless Sunday Times One of the world’s biggest-selling thriller writers, Baldacci needs no introduction … Brilliant plotting, heart-grabbing action and characters to die for Daily Mail Baldacci inhabits the skin of his creations – tripping us up with unexpected empathy and subtle identification Sunday Express
“Buy No Man’s Land.”
4. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini.
One of the most heart-wrenching books. Betrayal, guilt and redemption are the strongest themes here, so long as you’re willing to let the tears keep falling. Definitely try and read this before watching the also excellent film. Jess Denham.
“Buy The Kite Runner.”
5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee.
A novel that explores the tragedy of racism in the 1930s and the dramatics of the ‘Great Depression’, Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is a tale that infuses humour and sorrow into a touching story that lives on eternally in the minds of the readers.
“Buy To Kill a Mockingbird.”