Disclaimer: We understand that in the current scenario, being able to pick up a book and read it is a matter of privilege and fortune. However, some of us have had to hunker down and find solace/distraction/comfort in books. This list was made in the hopes of offering a tiny modicum of support, and not to offend anyone.
For World Book Day 2021, we asked BYOB members what books brought them comfort over the last one year, and here's what they said [see video as well]:
Some other books that we considered to be comforting are:
A favourite from teen years like - Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Some gentle non-fiction reminder of good habits - The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking
For some charming prose and LOLs - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
An uplifting read - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
A fun read like - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
The light-hearted books of Anuja Chauhan
Anything narrated by Stephen Fry, actually.
Some acclaimed Indian fiction - English, August by Upmanyu Chatterjee
This cute little picture book - My Heart by Corinna Luyken
Hope this list helps in these difficult times.
Note: This post contains Amazon Associate links - towards an effort to raise funds for a paid Zoom account for BYOB, but if you have better ideas for fund-raising please let us know! Please support local bookshops!