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My favorite five books of the year 2016!

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This year was fantastic for me as I have seriously taken a resolution to read 50 books which was luckily surpassed with 62 books. I have read various genres this year and every book has taught me something. Though picking five books was really hard for me and I find this quote by Neil Gaiman apt here

“Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.”

So here are my favorite five books of the year.

1. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni:

I think this is the best book I have ever read. This book depicts Mahabharata through the eyes of Draupadi. This book is written in a beautiful language which makes you immerse in the world of Draupadi. You may read my review here!

2. Karna’s wife by Kavita Kane:

This book deserves a good round of applause. Narrated from the point of view of Uruvi, wife of Karna this book depicts a heart touching, an unseen emotion of Mahabharata. If you have not read this book then you should definitely add it to your TBR list. You can read more about this book here!

3. Our moon has blood clots by Rahul Pandita:

This year I have read certain non-fiction books and this book stands different among those. This book is a firsthand narration of the exile of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir. This book is very hard to read and portrays the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. Read more about this book here!

4. The Kiss of Life by Emraan Hashmi with Bilal Siddiqi:

This book has earned lots of excellent reviews and it totally deserves it.  This book is not just a story of cancer battle of toddler Ayaan but also a piece of inspiration. Written in the utmost easy language this book is another favorite of mine. You can read more about this book here!

5. And then there were none by Agatha Christie:

This year I have bought three books of Mystery queen Agatha Christie (other two are yet to read) this book is one of its own kinds.  An isolated island and ten people and then everybody gets murdered by an unknown entity. Literally you can’t guess the killer till the last page. This book is my all-time favorite. You can read the full book review here!

So these were my favorite five books of the year. 🙂

How was your year? And what are your favorite five books of the year? Please do comment below 🙂

Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.

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