“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
|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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!
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