As children we were told by our parents that we must read books, in the hope that reading would increase our knowledge and improve our language and keep us busy for hours on end. This often gave parents the much needed breathing space as their children were immersed in the world of words. As we grew up, our teachers, both in school and college constantly urged us to read, so that our vocabulary, grammar, language and knowledge increased.
When we took up the writing profession we voluntarily turned readers. Reading for us is one of the most pleasurable activities. It’s our passion that is second to our first passion: writing. I can say this with conviction, that for most of us writers we can disappear in a bookshop or a library for hours. By reading we get acquainted with diverse cultures and traditions, get familiar with places we have not visited or haven’t even heard of, hear about professions unknown to us, and meet people we would not have met in real life.
In this post I will share what is on my current reading list.
1. Heck Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye ( Finished Reading )
2. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’ Engle (Finished Reading)
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (Finished Reading)
4. Bartimaeus - The Ring Of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud (Currently Reading)
5. The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi (Was on my TBR
List for a long time)
6. Lessons in Forgetting by Anita Nair
7. The Children’s Homer by Padraic Colum
8. Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
These are the books which will keep me busy this month. What about you all? What is on your reading list? Please share the list with us. We all would love to know what’s keeping you engrossed.