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My top ten favorite books of the year 2017

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2017 finished so fast (yeah! we keep telling the same thing every year :P) and 24 days of 2018 has already passed. Really time flies away. I know I am quite late to share my top ten favorite books of 2017 but last few weeks were really hectic for me.

On a reading term, 2017 was a good year. I decided to read 60 books and surpassed it by reading 81 books (one book is not available on Goodreads).

I wanted to reach by 100 books and I even started to gain speed but then in the month of October, we lost one of the close relatives and it was just hard to cope with it. My FIL was also detected with cancer and we had to make several trips to the doctor. Due to all this, my goal of reaching 100 was left behind.

However, in the month of December, I got married to my bf after having 7 years of a long relationship. This is the happiest moment of my life. 😀 Being a married woman, I have many more responsibilities now and I am trying hard to adjust everything. (Yes, this is the reason I am not able to post frequently).

Overall, 2017 was a good year for me except some bad news. But we need to focus more on the positive aspect. Aren’t we? 🙂

I wanted to categorize the books in fiction and non-fiction but then I thought to select just my ten favorite books irrespective of genre. So here is my pick, I hope you all will love this.

1. Lanka’s Princess by Kavita Kane:

 

Those who have read Kavita Kane’s books must know that why I selected this book. This book tells a story of Surpnakha, the most misunderstood woman in our mythology. Here the author has voiced her feeling with such a perfection that it will leave you speechless. If you love mythology then you shouldn’t miss this book. You can read full book review here.

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2. The tree with a thousand apples by Sanchit Gupta: 

Set in the backdrop of Kashmir, this story is weaved around the Kashmir issue. With the help of three characters, the author has narrated everything which is going in Kashmir and how it is affecting the common people. Touching your emotion, this book is must to know the Kashmir issue. Read more about this book here.

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3. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee:

 

A must-read classic, this book is recommended to me by one of my bookstagrammer friend Mudrika. This book is beautifully written where a noble man tries to fight with prejudice of society. The author has narrated this book from the perspective of 6 year-old girl Scout. If you are a bookworm then you shouldn’t miss this gem. You may read the full review here.

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4. The Rise of Sivagami by Anand Neelakantan: 

This is the first book of Anand Neelkanthan which I read. A prequel to famous Bahubali movie, this book narrates a story of Sivagami and how she came into power. From start to end, this book is filled with the adventure. If you love Bahubali, then you shouldn’t miss this book. The full review is here.

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5. Mritunjaya by Shivaji Sawant: 

I wanted to read this book for a long time and I am glad that I managed to read this incredible book. Narrating, Mahabharata through the eyes of invincible Karna, this book is emotional, practical and worth to read. If you get a chance then do not miss this book. You can read my views here.

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6. Crooked house by Agatha Christie: 

This is the most enjoyable and intrigued book I have read in the year 2017. An old man is dead and there are many suspects, but who is the culprit. This is one of the best smartly written books of Agatha. If you are into mysteries, then do not miss this book. A detailed review is here.

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7. Raag Darbaari by Shrilal Shukla: 

If you know about Hindi literature, then you must know how important this book is. Filled with humor, this book tells a story of a village. Centralizing the village, the author has depicted how much our country is rooted in illicit things. This book is also available in English. You can check my full review here.

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8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank: 

Another book which I wanted to read for a long time. Diary entries of Anne Frank, a girl who have to hide with her family and friends in an attic from Nazi. Her diary entries summed up her daily routine, boredom, love and her ambition. Indeed, a masterpiece was written by a teenager. A detailed review is here.

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9. Feel, deal and Heal by Nirmal Yadav: 

This is an excellent self-help book written by the debut author. This book talks about everything which we should know to lead a happy and stress less life. With the powerful narration, this book is very inspiring. You can read more on this here.

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10. Jaya: An Illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik:

I didn’t get a chance to read more of Devdutta Pattanaik’s books. This book is an elaborative compilation of various events of the Mahabharata. The meaningful description at the end of each narration with beautiful illustration makes this book a must-read. Do check my review here.

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So these are my top ten favorite books, I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful. Which were your favorite books of 2017? Do mention in the comment, I would love to know. Thanks for reading and keep visiting. 😀 

Sheetal Maurya

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