As the Coronavirus has reached the pandemic stage, people across the world have been self-quarantined. Many cities and states have been locked down in India as well. With so much time at hand and nowhere to go, people can spend their time reading these book to help them get through the dark times and the health crisis the whole world has been clasped into. Read on to know the list of books to read in these troubled times.
Kafka on the Shore is a book by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The book is a blend of popular culture, mundane detail, magical realism, suspense, humour. According to The New York Times, the English translation of the book was among the 10 best books of 2005, the year in which it was translated into English. The book tells the tale of two different but interrelated plots and the narrative runs back and forth between both plots taking up the respective plotline in alternating chapters.
This is the third novel by Canadian author Miriam Toews published in the year 2004. The book is about how a church and its beliefs abuse a congregation. As the plot unfolds, it is seen how certain ideas of society affect and destroy the protagonist’s family. The story tells the tale of a family who loses everything because of their religion.
The book has been authored by Heather O’Neill and was published in the year 2006. It has won several awards and recognition. The plot of the novel revolves around a twelve-year-old girl named Baby. She lives with her father who has a worsening heroin addiction and the two frequently move to places around Montreal. The story entails the strength, wits and luck necessary for survival and how the protagonist fares through the difficulties thrown at her.