This post in response to the post by calmkate.
Some of the most inspiring books which I loved and would read any number of times:
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Author : Richard Bach
Published by : Macmillan
Year of Publication:1970
This a story of a seagull who soars to great heights. It inspires to strive for excellence.
Author : Richard Bach
Published by : Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Year of Publication : 1977
This is a story of a different type of messiah.
- A Town Like Alice
Author : Nevil Shute
Published by :Heinemann
Year of Publication : 1950
A love story that blossoms during war. A very moving story.
Author : Michael Crichton
Published by : Knopf
Year of Publication : 1980
Its just a science fiction novel. But a real thriller.
- Memoirs of a Geisha
Author : Arthur Golden
Published by :Alfred A. Knopf
Year of Publication : 1997
This book takes us to a different culture and the life of a young girl and her determination.
- Goat Days
Author : Benyamin
Translated by : Joseph Koyippally
Published by : Penguin Books
Year of Publication : 2012
This tells about the hardships that a migrant labourer has to undergo in Saudi Arabia. It was originally written in Malayalam (Aadujeevitham), later translated into English. This is based on real life events of the author. This book reaffirms ones faith in God.
If you have read any of these, and like it too, do post in the comments. If you happen to read any of these books after reading my post, do let me know about that too.
She had always been mocked, made fun of by everyone. As a child, these had hurt her, she had sought solace in a world of her own… Her tears had not solved her problem, nor had her introversion. Nothing could change her awkward gait, nothing could change her birth defect.
At some point of time, she had got a good friend, a friend who looked at who she was and not her physical deformities… Her friend had taught her to smile, to laugh and to ignore all those jibes…She realised that God had made her with an awkward gait, but God had made them all with an awkward mind and unkind thoughts. She felt pity for them.
Greenery of Kerala…. Can’t think of any other place in the world
The first line continued to move as a straight line. The second, when it began its journey, became a straight line parallel to the first one. They moved ahead together, not crossing each other, no conflicts, peacefully parallel.
And then one line skewed. Should the other too follow, so that peace continue? Well, no…that is not what happened… the skewed line was made to understand its mistake, and revert to the straight path… so they continued their peaceful journey…
The lines are the lives of a husband and wife… its also my family life…
They roamed around – the last surviving species. But it was also doomed; its end nearing. Survival of the fittest had been the rule of the day, and when many other smaller beings had perished unable to cope with the increased hostile environment, one species had risen above these, preyed on all other beings and established its superiority.