From awaited sequels to new books by our favourite authors to celebrity debuts and other mystery finds, there are a variety of books which were published this year. So, here are some books you should add to your reading list.

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie

Salman Ruhdie’s book Quichotte is a modern-day interpretation of the classic Miguel De Cervantes. The story follows an ageing salesman who falls in love with a TV star; he drives across the US to win her hand. The book released in August 2019. The novel is an absolute but a beautiful mess that somehow hangs together because at its sweet and nutty core it is an innocent tale of a man who adores a woman and a father who loves a son, and who will do anything to win their love.

The Anarchy by William Dalrymple

Historian and writer William Dalrymple’s latest work ‘The Anarchy’ is expected to release on September 10. The book explores how the East India Company took over India leading to the birth of the British. ‘The Anarchy’ is published by Bloomsbury. Commenting on the book, the publisher said in a statement, “In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.” Written by the historian William Dalrymple’s latest work ‘The Anarchy’ is a story about East India Company. The book unfolds a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power. “The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire” is a case study of what can go wrong when leaders lack a sense of honesty.

Raavan- Enemy of Aryavarta by Amish Tripathi

Raavan- Enemy of Aryavarta is the third book in the Raam Chandra series. Written by the India author Amish Tripathi, it is a must-read. The book narrates Raavan’s story starting from his childhood till the incident where he kidnaps Sita. 

Raavan’s character has been built showcasing him as a kind-hearted soul when the world knows him only for his darker side.

Kumbhakarna is not only known for his intelligence but also as a protective brother.

City Of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Written by Elizabeth Gilbert ‘City Of Girls’ is a light-hearted novel. It is uniquely-structured. The book is about a young woman who discovers that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person’, The story never fails to keep the reader engaged. 

Rules for Visiting: A Novel by Jessica Francis Kane

Jessica Francis Kane’s 2019 novel ‘Rules for Visiting’ is a simple and honest yet funny novel. The story revolves around a 40-years-old university gardener who feels more comfortable in the company of her plants than around people. But when May gets a sudden leave from her job, she chooses to reconnect with four of her previously dear friends, meeting each of them one by one. Soon she sets out on an adventure of her own, reconnecting with her old friends over a year. The book released in May 2019.

The book will make you laugh and it will make you cry while you pause and think about your life and the friendships.

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