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5 Books We're Curling Up With This Winter

Meghna posted on 10th January

If your idea of a perfect weekend is one that is in bed, with lots of hot chocolate and your gadgets within arm's reach, it's time to add a book to the pyjama party.

Here are some of my favourites, in case you're clueless about where to begin.

Gone Girl

Truly one of those stories which aren't half as good on the big screen as paper, if you're looking to answer unanswered questions that the movie left you with, the book has the answers.

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Tuesdays With Morrie

Photo source: Penguin Random House

Photo source: Penguin Random House

Tuesdays With Morrie, by American writer Mitch Albom, is one of my all-time favourite reads. Probably one of the few books that have made me cry happy tears, this book is what you need to pick up from a library if a short, feel-good read is what you're looking for.

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Ideal

Photo source: Penguin random House

Photo source: Penguin random House

Ideal by Ayn Rand, is a story which was originally written as a play and later turned into a novel. It is the story of a famous, mysterious and undeciphered actress Kay Gonda, and her escape from the public eye when a billionaire is found murdered post her dinner with him.

The prime suspect, she turns to six of her biggest fans, one by one, in hope for solace and a roof to sleep under. How do they each react? Is she really a murderer? This page turner is nail-bitingly good.

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Jorasanko

Photo source: Harper India

Photo source: Harper Collins India

If you're looking for something slightly historical, then Jorasanko by Aruna Chakravarti is the book for you. Woven around the famous Tagore household of Bengal, and especially their 'ahead of the times' women, this book is filled with drama, scandal and an insight into pre-Independence Bengal, and by extension - India.

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Kashmir Blues

Photo source: Urmilla Deshpande

Photo source: Urmilla Deshpande

Kashmir Blues by Urmilla Deshpande is my current winter read, and I admittedly haven't been able to put it down. The story of a young Californian who finds out that her parents adopted {read: stole} her from a park on their visit to India, it is a story of her journey back to India with her friend Leo, to learn more about her roots. Enter Samaad, a Kashmiri fighting to save his motherland, and how their stories intertwine.

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Featured photo source: Jvoves via flickr [CC BY 2.0]