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10 Riveting Books To Get You Through A Monsoon Afternoon

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After the mini deluge we experienced last week, I realised that there were going to be several afternoons that I’d spend indoors this monsoon. Most likely, curled up in my bed, or on the couch, if I can find it in me to fight this stay-in-bed-kinda weather. Either way, I’m going to need company, and nothing quite matches up to a good book and a cup of hot chocolate or chai!

If you’re feeling it too, then you might want to add these monsoon reads on your nightstand, and a vanilla-scented candle for good measure.


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The Fault In Our Stars (Rs 217)

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

They say that reading a book is always better than watching a movie, or a re-make version of it in Bollywood. This story is just about a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy falling in love, until you realise that they both have cancer. This is definitely going to make you cry, so keep a box of tissues within reach.

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Life of Pi (Rs 220)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Yann Martel’s Life of Pi is as much a journey of discovery as it is about the character’s coming-of-age. The author uses rain as a metaphor through the book, and its one of the joys of reading this book during the monsoon.

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The Blue Umbrella (Rs 150)

The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond

This story is situated on the hills of Garhwal, which will transport you back to your childhood. Ruskin Bond, who is everyone’s favourite author, will leave you with a deep sense of satisfaction at the end of this book.

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Chasing The Monsoon (Rs 349)

Chasing The Monsoon by Alexander Frater

In this travelogue, you will go on a ride from Kerala to Meghalaya, as Alexander chases the monsoon. If you love the monsoons, you will definitely love this book.

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Where The Rain Is Born (Rs 309)

Where The Rain Is Born by Anita Nair

This is a collection of short stories taken from various books, based in Kerala. All the stories showcase the beauty of monsoons as experienced in this southern state.

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The God of Small Things (Rs 317)

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

This story revolves around a pair of twins and their childhood. It shows how the smallest moments in your life can spark the biggest, most life-changing events. The pictures that it paints in your mind will stay with you for a long time.

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Call Me By Your Name (Rs 578)

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

This is a story of an adolescent boy who is unprepared for this sudden attraction to a male guest who lives with him over the summer holidays. This beautiful story unfolds poetically, and the movie adaptation has made it to the Oscars as well.

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Me Before You (Rs 379)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

What happens when a girl next door falls in love with a guy who has given up on life. This romantic story has a powerful ending, which will make your heart beat for every character and even leave you in tears.

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The Truth About Forever (Rs 310)

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

This story shows you how you can live each day as it comes and make the best of every moment. From random friendships, to an effortless love, and finding out who you are, this book is definitely a must-read.

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Love Story (Rs 179)

Love Story by Erich Segal

There is nothing better than a romantic book on a rainy day. This book revolves around two people who go against their parents wishes and get married. It will keep you hooked right till the end.


Hauterfly's Content Writer and Video Producer, Kreena is a sucker for all things DIY. In love with nail art, beauty, fashion, textiles, and all things creative under the sun, she follows the mantra: Why buy, when you can DIY?!

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