For a bookaholic, there’s nothing more rewarding than curling up with a good book, whether it’s summer, monsoon or winter. Which is why we’ve got you covered with a list of books that you must add to your reading list. From scintillating mysteries to generational dramas and haunting coming-of-age debuts, we’ve pulled together 10 incredible titles.

The Tidal Zone By Sarah Moss

Adam is a happy stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. But one day, he receives a call from his daughter’s school to inform him that, for no apparent reason, fifteen-year-old Miriam has collapsed and stopped breathing. The story of his life and the lives of his family are rewritten and re-told around this shocking central event, around a body that has inexplicably failed.

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Price: INR 930

Do Not Say We Have Nothing By Madeleine Thien

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In Canada in 1991, 10-year-old Marie and her mother invite Ai-Ming, a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests, into their home. Ai-Ming tells Marie the story of her family in revolutionary China, a history in which three musicians – the shy and brilliant composer Sparrow, the violin prodigy Zhuli, and the enigmatic pianist Kai – struggle to remain loyal to one another and to the music they have devoted their lives to during China’s relentless Cultural Revolution.

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Price: INR 952

Listen To Me By Hannah Pittard

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Mark and Maggie have been road tripping to see family together for years. But this time around, things are different: Maggie was recently mugged at gunpoint outside their home and her anxiety has reached fever pitch. To make things worse, the estranged couple is forced to stop at a remote hotel for the night when a storm makes it impossible to continue on — and in near-complete isolation with the power out, they are forced to reckon with a dangerous stranger.

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Price: INR 1,127

Siracusa By Delia Ephron

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Lizzie knows that her husband of 13 years, Michael, is unhappy and distracted — and she thinks that if she can only whisk him away on a whirlwind Italian vacation, she can win him over again. They’re joined by Finn and Taylor — Lizzie’s ex-lover and his chilly wife — along with Snow, Finn and Taylor’s beautiful but strange young daughter. But what happens when they get to Italy is worse than anyone could have imagined — and someone isn’t coming back alive.

A suspenseful, sensuous portrait of marriage, the secrets we keep to save one another, and the ones we keep to save ourselves, Siracusa is a force. You won’t be able to put it down until you reach the end.

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Price: INR 1,206

The Vegetarian By Han Kang

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Yeong Hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more ‘plant-like’ existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong Hye’ s decision is a shocking act of subversion.

Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern-day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another. We really loved this one.

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Price: INR 330

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