#PNL Recommends 8 books to read during quarantine

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The Far Field

This book is a fantastic telling of socio-political situations in Kashmir and also gives a perspective of its history in the backdrop. The story is a journey that a lady takes and finds herself falling in love with a Kashmiri. This book has been receiving prizes since its publication and continues to be part of long and shortlists at international literary awards.

 

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A Gentleman in Moscow

Royalty stripped of his wealth and sentenced to house arrest in a tiny attic room in a Moscow hotel, the story is a compelling tale of a life well lived without stepping into the outside world. It is a fascinating world that makes you forget about the streets.

 

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Digital Minimalism

Everyone has taken to social media like bee to honey. This book talks about and helps you distance yourself from being a social media junky. It talks about focusing on living a better life in a world that is screaming information at you non-stop.

 

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Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle

Every one love good story telling and excellent illustrations. These books are now available online and one must make the most of it. They have books from world history to comic strips, to wars and folktales.

 

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The Pocket Butler’s Guide to Good Housekeeping

Expert Advice on Cleaning, Laundry and Home Maintenance: This book is a is the perfect motivator for cleaning and fixing up things around your home. It is written by a professional household butler and housekeeping manager of 30 years.

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The Diary of A Young Girl

A perfect book to pick in a lock-down. This book is a journal kept by a teenage girl until she died at 15. The diary was later discovered after the WWII. It will make you feel better about the world indoors and help you cope with anxiety and give you hope.

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Eat, Pray, Love

A non-fiction story told by the author who take a journey on self discovery. While we cannot travel the world, we can most certainly use the distraction to self-reflect.

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