They say books are the best friends and indeed they entertain, educate and aware us. Every year authors, old and new, releases many books; but only a few of them leave a mark in our memory. As the year 2016 is passing, we are taking a look at the best books of this year which were appreciated by the avid readers.
1The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Yeong-hye decides to stop eating meat after a nightmare about human brutality leads to devastating results in her personal life.
Mr. Cheong believes in a conventional life so he gets married to a simple girl Yeong-hye and life goes on. One day Yeong-hye starts throwing out all the meat products from her home when asked, she tells about a nightmare related to human cruelty. The life of this couple takes a sharp turn from here on.
You can buy “The Vegetarian” here.
2The Girls by Emma Cline
A girl in her teen joins a dangerous cult, which leads to a bloody conclusion.
Evie Boyd, a thoughtful teenager, sees a group of girls and gets caught in their idea of freedom. Soon, she is enthralled with an older girl and drawn into the circle of an infamous cult.
You can buy “The Girls” here.
3The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna
A collection of four short stories about women, their dreams, and aspiration.
There are four stories in the book, and the title story is about a young village girl, Lakshmi Prasad, who changes the way girls are treated in her society. The second story is about a woman in her sixties who gets attracted towards a married man. The third story revolves around a man who is obsessed with sanitary napkins, and the last story is about a woman and her planning for multiple marriages.
4The Sellout by Paul Beatty
A young man living in a rural ghetto spent his childhood in racial discrimination.
A young boy born in the agrarian ghetto of Dickens, Los Angeles refuses the fate of a lower middle-class Californians. His sociologist father was shot dead by the police while he was experimenting of racial discrimination. His fight against discrimination lands him in the Supreme Court.
You can buy “The Sellout” here.
5Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne
Harry Potter struggles between family and ministry of magic, and the unexpected darkness is waiting for him.
Harry Potter is the father of three school-age children and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. His youngest son, Albus has to carry the burden of the family legacy that he never wanted. Soon, both father and son realize that the darkness is about to unleash itself.
6The Last Mile by David Baldacci
A convict charged with murdering his parent confesses after twenty years. In the last hour of his death sentence, he was set free as another death row inmate admits the crime.
Amos Decker, an FBI agent, gets intrigued about the crime as his wife, daughter, and brother-in-law was killed in the same manner. In his investigation, he finds out the layers of deception and uncovers a brutal crime, hidden behind the murder of Mars parent.
You can buy “The Last Mile” here.
7Inner Engineering by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
A perfect guide that makes you learns to engineer your joy.
It is an autobiography by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev where he tells the story of his awakening. He shares the specific yogic practice and suggests the way of working with the body, mind, and soul.
You can buy “Inner Engineering” here.
8The Spy by Paulo Coelho
It is an imagined story of the most beautiful spy, Mata Hari, who became a confidant of the most powerful and wealthy people of Paris .
When she came to Paris, Mata Hari was penniless, and within few months she became the talk of the town. She defied all the moral codes of society and used her charm to bewitch the most famous and richest person of the 20th century Paris.
You can buy “The Spy” here.
9The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
A Man survives the tragic bombing in Delhi but loses his family in the same. After returning from America, he finds new people and ideologies.
After losing his family in a bomb attack, Mansoor goes to the USA for completing his studies. When he comes back, he finds a friend Ayub, who gives him a new reason for his being.
10It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
It is the story of a girl, Lily, who is happily in love with a neurosurgeon, Ryle Kinkaid until one day a guy from her past come back in her life.
Lily finds her soul mate in a neurosurgeon, Ryle Kinkaid and believes that life with him is like a dream coming true. But Ryle is not looking for a serious relationship and makes it clear to Lily, so they part their ways. Ryle and Lily meet a few months later and fall in love with each other. Unexpectedly, Atlas, the first love of Lily reappears in her life and from there on story take an unexpected turn.
You can buy “It Ends With Us” here.