Twinkle Khanna Picks His Stars: A Playlist Compiled By The Author
Are you bored at home this winter and want to stay in bed all day? Twinkle Khanna, actor turned author, curated the perfect list of books to read. She shared the recommendations as part of a fun Instagram reel on her Tweak India platform.
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer (2011)
For multitasking who can’t stand still for a moment.
This non-fiction novel debuted at number 3 on the New York Times bestseller list. The Boston Globe described the book as “funny, curious, scholarly, and full of useful details about ancient memory training techniques.” Foer talks about his own experience in improving his memory as he prepared to compete in the American Memory Championship.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Good by Gail Honeyman (2017)
For the reader addicted to watching reels on Instagram.
This book is the first novel by Gail Honeyman who won the Costa Debut Novel Award in 2017. Although the book is a realistic description of mental health, it is informed by humor. It revolves around the character of Eleanor who is engulfed by her social awkwardness and isolation. Her character is so real and human that you can’t help but fall in love with her despite her whims. She later falls in love with an equally eccentric singer and the story starts from there.
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami (2014)
For those who can never decide between film and book.
If Haruki Murakami’s dreamlike and fantasy novels are too much for you, this collection of short stories is a great place to start. The book was also included in Barack Obama’s list of best books of 2019. “The stories are chained together like a sparkling strand of gems, the refracted light of each is also brilliant but the tones vary subtly,” said Lucy Scholes , writing for The Independent.
The Case of the Missing Servant of Tarquin Hall (2009)
For those who read mainly on the toilet.
A gripping India-based mystery series tells the story of the country and how its system works. The story is about Vish Puri, a private investigator who is on the hunt for a servant who has disappeared from one of Delhi’s most exclusive homes.
Less Andrew Sean Greer (2017)
For those who get absorbed in a book and forget the world.
A humorous romantic comedy about a middle-aged man who does everything to avoid going to the wedding of his ex-lover, Freddy. The book chronicles the satirical adventures of Arthur Less as he travels the world to attend literary events. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2018 and was also a New York Times bestseller.
Now that you’re spoiled for choice, take your time and choose what’s right for you. So grab your cup of coffee and read!