With the arrival of a new year, there are a number of new resolutions that must have arrived. They could range from trying out a new activity you have always wanted to do or mastering an art that you could not last year. While the New Year resolutions differ for every individual, a lot of people have ‘books to read’ on top of their list. Whether it is an old habit that has died or it is a new habit people are trying to cultivate—most people are confused about what book to start with.
To help you with this, here is a list of six books that might be good to start with and help take you a step closer to achieving your goal.
• A Year of Wednesdays
Two strangers, Seat 7A and Seat 7B, who have nothing in common except they are both hoping the seat next to theirs remains empty. Mid-flight turbulence and infant incontinence forces them to interact—the cool Wall Street guy and the mom-with-the-drool-stained-sweater-and-ordinary-aspirations. Blistering wit, opposing views, and some unexpectedly poignant admissions keep them addictively engaged and hopelessly sleep deprived through the fifteen-hour journey. Can one meeting change everything forever? The Japanese have a term for it: “Ichi-go Ichi-e”. One time, one encounter, lasts a lifetime.
• Moment of Signal
As a young child, Sreedhar Bevara lived in extreme poverty in a small town in India. By following the signals that are accessible to all of us, Sreedhar found his way out of poverty and into a successful career with top global corporations. In Moment of Signal, Sreedhar tries to help you to sense the moments of signal in your own life to become the great leader you aim to be.
• Mystical tales for a Magical Life
The Vedic texts are a wellspring of stories, of lessons, of tales that never get old. This is a special edition that curates eleven of the most interesting, unheard, and thought-provoking tales from the scriptures, the epics, and the Puranas and correlates them to our present-day situations. The book has tried to present the complexities of these texts in a modern, accessible format and has tried to leave the reader richer with its glorious learnings.
• The Antagonists
On January 12, 2013, Sachin Lohia, a billionaire businessman, has just woken up to a nightmare. A raging fire in his hospital has left over a hundred people dead, journalists are demanding answers and the Chief Minister of West Bengal is calling him a murderer. The Chief Minister’s people are baying for blood, and Sachin is the perfect scapegoat. But will her schemes bring about his downfall or will she be the one to get hurt in this battle of wits?
As the conflict for dominance plays out in South-East Asia, with decades of bloodshed between India, Pakistan and Afghanistan and the added elements of terrorism have left deep scars in the psyche of people, there is no place for love. However, love blooms in the hearts of two people who come from extremely opposite backgrounds and it subsumes the questions of loyalty and nationality.