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Congratulations to the winners of BYJU’S ‘One Hobby A Month’ – Reading Contest

Team StoryWeavers|March 5, 2019| 105

“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.– Samuel Johnson

A fascinating fact about reading books is that they transport the reader to a world of wonder. For only when the reader connects with the characters, they can draw inspiration from them. BYJU’S ‘Reading Contest’ received an overwhelming response. Our inbox was flooded with tons of entries from students telling us about literary characters that taught them a lesson or two about life.

Thank you for sharing your stories. While we received many interesting story entries, we picked the top three based on creativity and storytelling.

Three cheers to the winners,

Keep the spirit of reading going! Here is a list of must-read books curated by your friends

BOOK

AUTHOR

GENRE

A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini Fiction
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling Fable; collection
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods Rick Riordan Greek Mythology
Divergent Veronica Roth Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Tom Gates Series Liz Pichon Fantasy
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho Adventure fiction
Calling Sehmat Harinder S. Sikka Thriller
Geronimo Stilton Geronimo Stilton Fiction and Mystery
The Story of my Life by Helen Keller Autobiography
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank Biography
The Six Bad Boys Enid Blyton Fiction
Critter Club Series Callie Barkley Fantasy
Wonder R J Palacio Fiction
The Life of Pi Yann Martel Adventure

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About the Author


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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at [email protected] if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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Comments


Krish Thakur

December 16, 2019

You must add some Sherlock Holmes stuff. I love reading Sherlock Holmes. I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes.


Richa

June 2, 2019

I am also a bibliophile , Book are my first and greatest love ??? . Books mesmerises me and I get lost in some other world . My favorites are mostly fantasy because they are beyond the world and are the creators of new world where no one can use us and we are away from all the negative vibes of the world and we don’t get those negative traits and have no impact on us .
Also books are the best source of knowledge and always teaches us something new …… ??


Tanu

May 12, 2019

I want to read jungle book


Hermoine Granger

May 4, 2019

Who here loves Harry Potter?
Say ‘Wingardium movie-osa!’if you like the movie’s more and those who like the books more say ‘ Wingardium Levi-osa!’ Who do you vote for??


Senthilkumar

May 4, 2019

I am huge fan of Harry Potter series and l have read all book of Harry Potter.my favourite character is Harry Potter


Padma Patil

May 3, 2019

Though I am a hard-core fan of harry potter and have seen all the movie’s and read all the books of harry potter, I always prefer the books. My favourite character is not harry potter but Ron weasley and Hermione Granger. They both look really cute together.


PRAJWAL R

May 3, 2019

I am a Reader of Harry Potter series


Xxx

April 23, 2019

Please consider Harry Potter books too. Im a really big fan!


upama sankar

April 21, 2019

yes the books of chetan bhagat like one indian girl, the girl in room 105, half girlfriend, 2states, 3 reasons why are my favourites


Karan Dhumal

April 8, 2019

Hi I am karan I reading a chatrpati shivaji maharaj story books


Dhvani

March 27, 2019

I am also a good reader of inspirational books and I inspired by books of sudha murti, our sports champion and many books I had read and also improve our good Abituality


Savi amar

March 23, 2019

Hi I like to read germino silton????????????????????????


TEJASH PATHAK

March 20, 2019

Hi! i am Tejash Pathak from 7th std. i have just passed my 6th std’s examination and started reading the book ” THE BRIEF HISTORYOF TIME ” BY STEPHEN HAWKINGS.
It is a very interesting book and give me enough information about the ‘ universe ‘ , the concept in which i am very much interested. i suggested you also to read this book.
Evan if you are not interested in space, you will get invovled in it. And i am very much sure that i will complete this book after a week.

thank you , dont forget to read it…..


Bhavi Rathore

March 17, 2019

I like to read books


Angelina

March 16, 2019

Please include the Roald Dahl’s books?
They’re pretty awesome ??
Also include all the Harry Potter books ?
They’re mindblowing ?


Noor ul Jaasim N

March 15, 2019

Dear byjus as there are lots of career options in the career scope side,can u pls add information about biotechnology


Prajakta

March 15, 2019

Congratulations to young writers !?


Priyanshi Patil

March 14, 2019

I am too a reader of chetan bhaagat books


Vir Goenka

March 14, 2019

Well, I really appreciate the winners! Books mentioned here are all good! I was even more fascinated by the people who generally love Harry Porter books.


Angela B John

March 13, 2019

Harry Potter series is the best ……. the bonding of friendship….
The power of love , victory of good over evil…..bravery, loyalty, boldness
Sacrifice of parents trying to save their child………..and the list goes on
J.K Rowling is indeed a genius……..


Divya

March 11, 2019

ILove Harry Potter??


Kasinadh

March 10, 2019

Congratulations winners ??????


Disha Hegde?

March 10, 2019

I just love reading books?????
But my exams are going on sooooo………..


Shavul Hameed

March 9, 2019

Congratulations I am also a reader of marvel books


Dilsha

March 8, 2019

I have read many books and those books were very interesting and adventurous .
Every story books have morals adventurous and wonders


Dilsha

March 8, 2019

Hi I like to read books I have read Harry Potter’s book it was an adventurous book
I love reading books very much every story have its on benefits and adventurous


Prachi Mishra

March 8, 2019

Feeling so proud for connecting with byjus ??????????
????????????????????????


Emily

March 7, 2019

Congrats to all the winners??*


Emily

March 7, 2019

Congrats to all??❤


Emily Abbrahaam

March 7, 2019

Congrats to all.??❤


Mishika

March 7, 2019

Please add THE INHERITANCE CYCLE in the list of must read. It’s a
Fantasy fiction. Those who are in love with the Harry Potter series,
I CHALLENGE YOU not to fall in love with this book and get addicted.
IT IS A MUST TO READ!¡!!!!!!!!!!!☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️???☺️


Asad Shaikh

March 7, 2019

Congrats


Noel Parakkottil

March 7, 2019

Any Dan Brown fans out here


bivin

March 6, 2019

I have read the Alchemist it is a brilliant novel


Malavika

March 6, 2019

Thanks byjus


Rohith.p.s

March 6, 2019

Thank you byju’s for this suggestion.
Please do include Chetan bhagats books
in this listing??????????
??????????????????


Srushti naira

March 6, 2019

It is very interesting I love this story book??❤??


Lalitha

March 6, 2019

Congratulations and I love byju’s ?


Angeni ??

March 6, 2019

I love reading book it is amazing Thank you
Byju.i really fall in love with learning ??


Lalitha

March 6, 2019

Congratulations, I love byju’s ??


Lalitha

March 6, 2019

Congratulations ?? I love byju’s ??


Shagun

March 6, 2019

Congratulations ?


Mary pathan

March 6, 2019

Byju’s app is Very nice for learning and byju’s teacher’s are also explain very deeply and make it easy I love byju’s❤️❤️


#SWARUPA.SAMUEL.S ???

March 6, 2019

Congrats??


Gouri

March 6, 2019

A book can be a chapter of your life that brings a change in you and for me it definitely has been.
Harry Potter is still my favorite. But Amish’s books are everything


Gayatri

March 6, 2019

I read Harry Potter series. The character Harry Potter inspired me a lot and taught me to be courageous and never step back in life whatever the situation may be. Being an orphan, he faces numerous problems but he confronts them all. Inspite of facing hatred from many people, he doesnt get diacouraged and achieves what he deserves. I am very inspired by him. As taught by him, i will never lose my courage nor will i step back in my life.


Piyush Suryawanshi

March 6, 2019

Hey I didn’t receive any mail about the contest


Karan

March 6, 2019

I thank you byju’s and I will wait for my next chance


Karan

March 6, 2019

I thank you byju’s


Jesvi Maria

March 6, 2019

I also read Percy Jackson books it is so interesting about Greek mythology
I read Helen Keller book also it gives a lot of motivation.The dairy
Of a young girl is just nice.All of you have to read Percy Jackson book series.
Enjoy reading


Akshat

March 6, 2019

Well done


Sonal Rajput

March 6, 2019

Congratulations to all the winners ??


Anusha

March 6, 2019

Congratulations


Iflah

March 6, 2019

I don’t receive any books


Annemarie Baptiste

March 6, 2019

I love reading books especially autobiographical books where someone shares the story of their life it’s really interesting


Me

March 6, 2019

I loved reading sooo much!!! It’s my only hobby other than singing!


Arham jain

March 6, 2019

It helps to improve my learning capacity


Pratishruti Tripathy

March 6, 2019

I have also read the diary of the young girl, the jungle book
and the most motivating of all the 3 books THE STORY OF MY LIFE.
These books taught alot of meaningful lessons about life and it’s
Hardships.It taught me to be brave and courageous and not to lose hope in difficult times.
But I enjoyed the diary of a young girl the most because it relates most of the situations and problems i
That occur in during the period of adolescence.Ihave almost read the entire book 5 and a half times.
I will truly recommend it as it has everything you want from a
entertainment cum comedy movie. I also want to add another book in the list and that is
Misfits, that’s an amazing book too! being form America it was not easy for chole johns to accumulate in the new surroundings of Delhi when she first came to india
but still she showed immense courage in rescuing her friend laxmi’s house from the clutches of Anvi saxena.

This is also a fun book to read.


Sinchana S.Pise

March 6, 2019

I am a big fan of book Geronimo Stilton,Tom Gates and wimpy kid diary and after I finish my exam I am going to read the jungle book and wings of fire
Thank you byjus and team


Riya singh

March 6, 2019

Thank you so much


Anjana

March 6, 2019

Thank you so much byjus


Anjana

March 6, 2019

I love to read books. Thank you so much BYJUS ☺☺


Ollaji hrushik

March 6, 2019

Thankyou byjus


Hifza afsheen

March 5, 2019

I love reading books of harry potter and geronimo stilton and
Dork diaries


Aneenasameer

March 5, 2019

Thanks byjus…..Among this list Geronimo’s books are my favourite??


Arush Ramachandran

March 5, 2019

Wanna add another name to the list. ‘prisoner of birth ‘ by Jeffrey Archer.
An amazing one by one of the greatest writers of all times.


Jenil Patel

March 5, 2019

Just loved the Geronimo Stilton rumble in the jungle and started reading the six bad boys.
Love from here to byjus.


SUBHAM ROY

March 5, 2019

Iam also an big fan of inspiring books , Iam very much inspired from the “jungle book” and specially from the autobiography of our nuclear scientist ,missle man of INDIA “THE WINGS OF FIRE”


Abdul Hannan?

March 5, 2019

Anything is my hobby thank you byju’s??


Shreeyansh

March 5, 2019

I am really interested in getting into a talk with anyone on the subject of the Greek and Roman gods !


Dev Pandey

March 5, 2019

Thanks alot byjus…☺


Dev Pandey

March 5, 2019

Thanks byjus…☺


Malavika

March 5, 2019

Everyone must read the book “Heidi” Written by Johanna Spirit.. Such a great book.. It attracts us when reading ahead..i just luv that


Charu priya

March 5, 2019

I was interested in reading story books.
Thanks byjus


Gaurav

March 5, 2019

Thank ss byjus…


Arpita

March 5, 2019

Thanks to Byjus. I am a huge fan of novels!!!! I was really waiting for this chance…!!!


Mrinal Kenchi

March 5, 2019

Thank you so much Byjus.I am a huge fan of novels!!!! I was really waiting for this chance…!!!


Kunj

March 5, 2019

A big fan of books, especially novels and short stories. Just completed Harry Potter Series, 3 mistakes of my life and Revolution2020. Now reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Thanks to Byjus!!!


sushreeta pradhan

March 5, 2019

Reading is my hobby


BISWADUTTA MISHRA

March 5, 2019

Reading is necessary for the kids,otherwise they’re diverted towards TV’S & Internet.


Vanshika

March 5, 2019

I love Geronimo Stilton books.Thanks for suggesting other books too


Soumya

March 5, 2019

Reading is my hobby. Thanks a lot Byjus..


Bethseba Jubita Mathew

March 5, 2019

I would like to preserve a book”The srecet garden”. It is so nice I liked it. I believe you will also like it!


Aditya jha

March 5, 2019

Thank you byju’s.


Ashmita paul

March 5, 2019

Someone says that first love lasts till the end of one’s life. True to that for I will not hesitate to say that books are my first love ☺️


Gayatri

March 5, 2019

There’s one more book I would like to add to the list…
It’s ‘the black cloud’. It’s not so famous, but very gripping and interesting.


Anirudh

March 5, 2019

I am inspired by Harry potter’s courage and knowledge


Ashmita paul

March 5, 2019

The story of DIVERGENT, specially the character of Tris prior inspired me a lot.It is a story of totally friction. It shows how an oridenary girl leading a simple life becomes the most toughest and the person who unlock the box of multiple Sims. It motivate me not to give up but to try. She practices a lot to become the member of dauntless and finally come with flying colours. It also shows me that the power of love is supreme nd it can give you strength to overcome every difficulties.


Shruthi

March 5, 2019

Thanks byjus…☺


Pratiswik Sanyal

March 5, 2019

Dear BYJUs I have read Many books but
Percy Jackson Taught me that I am capable of doing anything
Harry Potter taught me to be loyal and win over evil
Sherlock Holmes taught me to find a way out
I have learnt a lot And Sir Percy Jackson is the best Series I have read till now


Ayushi

March 5, 2019

I would simply be commenting on byjus!!! Well I love it and
Who will not fall in love with learning??! Thank you so much


Rumaisa

March 5, 2019

I am also a bibliophile I love reading novels .I have read five points someone,The 3 mistakes of my life , Everyone has a story,The sun is also a star, The fault in our Stars and an abundance of Katherines and favorite one is fine point someone I’m looking forward to read the alchemist.!!


Lakshni

March 5, 2019

Very much inspired by your effort. Let me give you a suggestion.if you add Hindi books also it will be good for the students to know our Literature.Regional language books are also welcome it possible.


Alok mishra

March 5, 2019

Congrats ❤️


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