Five Books to Read This Season
1. Book: The Enchanted Cottage
Author: Ruskin Bond
Just when one thought there couldn’t possibly be another supernatural story, another horror story, another ghost story lurking in the hills that Ruskin Bond hasn’t already written, he comes up with another spine-tingling tale set in the hills.
Talking about the book, Bond says, “This is a love story, a nature story, and a ghost story, all in one.
2. Book: Spaceboy
Author: David Walliams
The book takes one to the America of early 1960s.
On a dusty old farm in the mid-west, Ruth spends every night looking at the stars through her telescope, dreaming of a more exciting life. But when a UFO crash-lands in the cornfield, she finds herself launched into a thrilling adventure – one that will take Ruth further than she could have ever imagined…
3. Book: The Divining Thread
Author: Anjum N Choudhury
Zarene’s world is turned upside down when she encounters a ghagra that divines the future. Haunted by the secrets it shares with her in her waking hours and her dreams, she makes it her sole purpose in life to find its maker and become their apprentice.
4. Book: Journey to The Throne
Author: Vani Mahesh
Princes Rama and Chandra are the sons of Emperor Samudragupta.
While Prince Chandra is the ideal prince, hardworking and able, Prince Rama is the proverbial prodigal son who leans towards a life of luxury. Chandra is trapped in a web of deceit by his jealous elder brother and has to fight several life-and-death battles to the throne.
It is a journey fraught with deceit, intrigue and untold drama.
5. Thammi’s Gift: A Picture Book Tribute to Bandana Sen
Author: Himani Dalmia
Inspired by the true story of pioneering Indian librarian, Bandana Sen
Five-year-old Devika does not want to start at a new school. As the anxiety looms over her, she is paid a surprise visit. Her grandmother, Thammi, who “became a star” two years ago, sweeps her off on a magical journey. Their adventures lead Devika to overcome her fears, as she discovers the healing power of books, libraries and doing what one loves.