Book Suggestions, please!!

I don’t understand what happens, and how this happens, but as soon as the holiday season kicks in, I start losing myself to negativity and uncertainty. I start losing all the hope and faith inside of me, and give in to the terrible anxiety and fear. These times are really trying, and however much I try it is extremely difficult to come out of it easily.

As always my consolation comes from books, being the recluse that I am. But somehow, whatever I am getting hold of recently seems to be depressing, either there is someone who dies, or something that keeps the protagonist in constant misery, there is only pain and suffering in what I am reading too.

So, basically I need book suggestions that do not include any kind of heartache. Please, I am really clinging onto you guys now, I need to revive my faith and get back on the right track.

I want to start my new year with something that brings smile to my face, and not with something that leaves me dejected and wondering.

Anything, please…. (You must know I am desperate, if only to read something good.)


Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

39 thoughts on “Book Suggestions, please!!

  1. Hello Moushmi,

    that is normal state.We ale have that attacks, every day. From some people it takes longer, from some people not, but in fact, that comes from our bipolar nature.Good and Evil in us are in battle always .

    “The monk who sold his Ferrari” try with this one !!!

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    1. I Agree with Ben Aqiba. The Monk who sold his ferrari by Robin Shamais an awesome book.
      Please also try to read The Secret or The Power by Rhonda Byrne, it will completely change your mood and vibration. 🙂

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  2. May be you can try “perks of being a wallflower’ by Stephen chbosky or “The witch of portobello” by Paulo coelho and there’s one more in my list its exciting though am yet to read it “JasonCage” by Akay brothers.

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  3. Well yeah I’had been in that situasion, and it could come and go.. Good books really can work, well at least it works for me and hopefully it works on you.. My suggestion would be any books from Ajahn Chan or Ajahn Brahm.. Hey, it’s just a bad day 😃 not a bad life 👍😉 cheer up..

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  4. Idea No 1 – Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited in and you have a choice to read from 1 million titles. Again which book, you can decide based on reviews and likes.
    The Monk who sold his Ferrari is a Fable and not a true account. I suggest read some real life account. If you are inclined to spirituality then the best book could be Journey back home by Radhanath Swami.

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      1. Its a book by Robin Sharma in which an imaginary character, a prominent Lawyer in a western country suffers heart attack and subsequently looses clients and health. He then travels to Himalaya and spend time with secret masters and when he is back he is young, healthy, energetic and confident fellow. This book mostly covers spirituality. Though one of the bestsellers, I did not find it inspiring especially after reading some real life accounts.

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      2. Thankyou:) I don’t really kind of like these type of books but it was mostly in the top tens and every first shelf of fiction category. A little sounds like Dr.strange haha! Except the ending:) good day.


  5. I think you should shift to poetry. They are easy read and motivating. But there a genre aplenty in there too. I suggest haiku. There are many prestigious e-journals online. And if you ask me for printed edition go for “Naad Anunaad”edited by Kala Ramesh and also her latest Beyond The Horizon Beyond, both available om Amazon.

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  6. Happy holidays 🙂 as far as suggestion of a book is concerned and you don’t want heartache so I would suggest you to read – “ My name is red” by Orhan Pamuk. It’s a great book and one of my favourites! Basically a murder mystery you cannot resist plus beautifully written with excellent use of vocabulary. Mr. Orhan is a Nobel prize winner in literature with the book describing a sustained way of using personification. It’s a beautiful story based on tensions between the east and west (in terms of art and colours) , rivalry and endless romance. Hope you read this book and if you do let me know. Further it won’t give heartaches if you can read murder;) .

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  7. The moment I read “book suggestions”…I had this long list of novels in head. But the moment I read the ones without misery. That list just vanished. I realized how almost all my books have so much pain and misery.

    But if I had to suggest something ‘not sad’, novels by Catherine Alliott (they do have nice story for easy reading and I like her sense of humor, I don’t remember any miserable part in her stories). Or reading poems might be a good idea. Recently I am reading Rumi. I won’t say there is no sadness in them, but it is peaceful kind of misery. Misery that you just make peace with.

    Hope this helps 🙂

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  8. Oh so you also get into this gloomy, depressive sad lonely phase when holiday begins?!! I can understand that!
    Regarding book idea, it will depend on your taste i think…try ‘nudge’ …i have not read it but have heard good reviews and would want to read it…

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