Millions of people suggests to read books. Thus, Reading books is a great source of knowledge. Books can teach you beyond your imagination. There are millions of people whose life has changed by reading books. Most of successful people have a common in them and that is habit of reading books.
As we know, Coronavirus is spreading like a fire around the world. The government are taking strict decisions towards COVID-19. Most of the countries are lockdown. People are inside their homes and people have so much free time that they never had before. Indeed, people should read and should develop their skills. I feel, one of the advantages of COVID-19 is that people are getting free time to explore the new things and learn.
I have talked a lot. So, let’s head to the list of top 7 books which you should read in In Quarantine.
7. The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale, originally published in 1985, is a dystopian novel written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. It is set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian state, known as Gilead, resembling a theonomy that overthrows the United States government. It’s a TV show, however, the book adds lots of extra things.
What is the story behind The Handmaid’s Tale?
In a dystopian, polluted right-wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility. Set in a Fascistic future America, The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of Kate, a handmaid. The job of a Handmaid is to bear the children of the man to whom she is assigned.
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell’s ninth and final book completed in his lifetime.
Quick idea about the book
Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centers on the consequences of government over-reach, totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors within society. Nineteen Eighty-Four has become a classic literary example of political and dystopian fiction.
As COVID-19 is spreading and we all are gradually tracked by government. Our every move government knows. It seems like as good a time as any to read George Orwell’s dystopian sci-fi novel about a society where every move you make is watched by the government.
For your kind information, the 1984 book has repeatedly been banned and challenged in the past for its social and political themes, as well as for the sexual content of the book. Indeed, it is one of the CENSORED books.
5. The Art of Happiness
The Art of Happiness is a book by the 14th Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, a psychiatrist who posed questions to the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama is a person to whom you’ll find always smiling. The people who live around him has also giggling. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. Moreover, he is a novel prize winner and a great public speaker.
According to him joy, happiness is the motivation behind life, and that “the very movement of our life is towards satisfaction.” He tells us with the help of this book is how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement.
You must read this book. I highly recommend to you.
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4. The Martian
The Martian is a 2011 science fiction novel written by Andy Weir. It was his debut novel under his own name. It was originally self-published in 2011. However, Crown Publishing purchased the rights and re-released it in 2014.
As we are suffering from COVID-19. We are supposed to maintain social distance and living isolate. It would be great to read The Martian which is based on isolation.
The martian is a story of a scientist who goes to the mars and stuck there. Chances are, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.
You might relate to this story. So, you should read this book. That is why this one is in the list of “7 Books to Read While In Quarantine“
3. This is Going to Hurt
“This is Going to Hurt” Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor is a non-fiction book by the British comedy writer Adam Kay, published in 2017 by Picador. It is a collection of diary entries written by Kay during his medical training from 2004 to 2010 according to wikipedia.
If you are more toward biography then this one could be for you. You’ll find a relation between COVID-19 after reading this book.
In this book, Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience in a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis.
The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.
That is why this book is in the list of “7 Books to Read While In Quarantine“
2. The Masque of the Red Death
“The Masque of the Red Death” is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1842. The story follows Prince Prospero’s attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his abbey.
In this story, someone who isolates himself from the outside world to stop spreading a disease (sounds familiar, right?) probably won’t be something that lifts your spirits, it is a great story and definitely worth reading. You’ll relate to this story. That is why this one is in the list of “7 Books to Read While In Quarantine“
1. A Song of Ice And Fire
“A Song of Ice and Fire” is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. He began the first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones (Familier?), In 1991, and it was published in 1996.
Who doesn’t know about the games of thrones? This novel is as popular as web series of games of thrones. There are many parts of this book. Nobody knows, how many days we are going to be inside our homes. So, pick up the part one and get start with reading. While reading, you wouldn’t be bored because this novel has unpredictable stories.
|1.||A Song of Ice And Fire|
|2.||The Masque of the Red Death|
|3.||This is Going to Hurt|
|5.||The Art of Happiness|
|7.||The Handmaid’s Tale|
There are many advantages for reading books. By reading books, you can have deep knowledge about specific topics, Reading books help in Stress Reduction, Memory Improvement, Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills, Improved Focus, and Concentration. Reading fiction can help you be more open-minded and creative.
So, any book you read that is going to add the things in you personality, in way of thinking, in way of speaking. So, my final word is that go for reading 🙂