The Hindu Lit for Life is an annual literature festival organized by The Hindu group of publications in Chennai, India. During this year’s (2016) event, they had kept a slate and a chalk where readers could go and vote (mention) their most cherished book (If I kept one book, it would be….). Below are some books opted by various readers – both fiction and non-fiction, and in no particular order. This list contains only English books.
- The Illicit Happiness of Other People – Manu Joseph.
- The Graveyard book – Neil Gaiman.
- India 2020 – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
- I Dreamed of Africa – Kuki Gallmann.
- The Famished Road – Ben Okri.
- The Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare.
- Brida – Paulo Coelho.
- Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier.
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen.
- The Origins of Political Order – Francis Fukuyama.
- One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez.
- Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez.
- How Green Was My Valley – Richard Llewellyn.
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne.
- The Razor’s Edge – W. Somerset Maugham.
- The Shiva Trilogy – Amish Tripathi.
- The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini.
- The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton.
- Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn.
- The Book Thief – Markus Zusak.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach.
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee.
- Lust for Life – Irving Stone.
I guess that’s a good list to find inspiration for new reads. Enjoy 🙂