Easy-To-Read Books That’ll Be Your Perfect Monsoon Pick – Part I

Rains bring a plethora of emotions with it. There is something about the outpour of water droplets from the sky above that makes one contemplate every aspect of life under it, or maybe just take a backseat from the otherwise rushing stream of life.

But for us readers, rains are just another reason to curl up with a book, with a steaming mug of coffee. However, there are certain stories which perfectly match up to the mood of monsoon, and here I am, presenting the same to you. So pick up those pens and pads comrades, for here I am listing down the best and most refreshing monsoon reads for you, much like the burst of cool that the season brings along.

1. The Harry Potter Series , J.K. Rowling

Honestly, Harry Potter makes all seasons perfect. But there is something about rains, that takes you to the wet fields of Quidditch, or the musky grounds. J.K.Rowling’s magical world comes even more alive in the monsoons.

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2. The Ingredients of Love, Nicholas Barraeu

A love story as sweet as the delicious mithai you must have tasted. The book, which inspired the beautiful movie ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ is a must-read in the monsoons, for the ones who believe in the simple kind of love, one that can happen anywhere, anytime.

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3. The Blue Umbrella, Ruskin Bond

Go back to you childhood with this one as Ruskin Bond takes you to a place where there are kids, there is love, and there is an obsession, the greed for a beautiful blue umbrella, which does not just protect you from rains. Find out all about it these monsoons.

You can buy it here.

4. Bring Me Back, B A Paris

There is no weather more perfect than the monsoons, when the rain pours down and creates a mystery, to pick up a thriller which makes you turn pages faster than you ever did. A husband, a wife, and a past they want to forget. What do they do when all they have built is suddenly threatened by the ghosts of the past? Read it with a hot cuppa, when the rains are too harsh to let you go out.

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5. Black Water Lilies, Michel Bussi

The stories of three women intertwined in the mystery which happens in the same town. It climaxes like no other story, and hence makes the perfect monsoon read.

You can buy it here.

6. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

Delve headlong into this world of fantasy which revolves around a magical circus, and at the heart of which are two protagonists, figuring if they are competitors falling in love. This magical story is worth picking up, these monsoons.

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7. The Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer

Though the series has been criticised by many, but no matter what, it still holds a magic. Predominantly a love story between a mythical creature and a human, this one is set in Forks, a place where sunlight in scant. With fantasy and humane coming together to form a story that’s unforgettable, pick this series and let your imagination run high.

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8. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

There is nothing better than a race against time to give an adrenaline rush. A murder in a museum, and a secret harboured for long. Pick this one up this monsoon as Dr Robert Langdon strives to figure out clues embedded in history and religion to stop the assassin who is snipping off loose ends.

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9. The Adventures of Feluda, Satyajit Ray

For lovers of mystery, young or old, Satyajit Ray’s Feluda is a boon. All of us who have loved reading Sherlock Holmes will instantly fall for this detective with photographic memory, as he ventures on to solve mystery after mystery with his aids Topshe and Jatayu. As the mysteries wiggle from the lanes of Calcutta and Lucknow to the peaks of Kashmir and even the beauty of London, you will get jitters when you become a part of these adventures in the season of monsoon.

You can buy the complete set here and here.

10. The Zoya Factor, Anuja Chauhan

Some opportunities, we choose ourselves, while some are simply thrust upon us. What does Zoya do, when all of a sudden, from being a normal working girl she is sent on with the Indian team squad for she is a lucky charm? And what does the skipper Nikhil feel when he actually despises the whole concept? Read this perfect monsoon read to find more about two unlikely people who fall in love amidst Anuja Chauhan’s saucy words and humorous style of writing.

Fun fact: A movie on the book starring Sonam Kapoor as Zoya and Dulquer Salmaan as Nikhil has already been announced.

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11. A Cry In The Night, Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clarks’ recent brand of mystery may not invoke the same reaction, but there was a time that her writing could jump your bones if you were alone. Read this one for the woman who gets a fairytale beginning, which spins into a sinister story. Pick it this monsoon to feel the shiver of fear pass through you, as you slowly come to the last page.

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12. Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen

Now here’s a classic that can never get old. No matter how many times you read the well-worn pages, there is a comfort in this story, in the pride of both Darcy and Elizabeth, that you wish to relive it, again and again. This is a book for all the seasons, and monsoon is no exception.

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13. Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier

This one’s a classic if you want just the subtle hint of horror. There is a hovering suspense in the otherwise normal story of a woman who just got married to the love of her life, who finds their home in the shadow of the first wife who died a mysterious death. Pick this one up to get goosebumps as the drops fall outside your window.

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