It is true that one’s best friends are only books. Because in times of stress, happiness and sorrow they are the only ones there to console you. Here is a list of the four best books of all time.

1. Forty rules of love by Elif Shafak

If you really want to embark yourself on a journey filled with love, heartbreak and sufi-istic ideas then this read is a must. This book by the very renown writer Elif Shafak, allows one to explore his or her insights. It allows one to embrace each other, live with harmony and have a special connection with God. Forty rules of love is a biography, it circulates around RUMI’S life who finds a man of virtue, named The Shams of Tabriz. After reading this book, one becomes a completely different person as the spiritual teachings become a firm part of their lives.

2.A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini

You must have heard this quote, “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,

Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”  Yes! It is a much used one, as it comes from one of the best books, a thousand splendid suns. This book helps the reader relate to a very eastern, challenged character named Maryam. A story based on a girl who faces hardships throughout her life due to the society she lives in, the Afghan society is portrayed in this book. It is as splendid as it says in its title!

3.The book thief by Markus Zusak

If you are a book worm, and are attached to a book the whole weekend then this might be your read! The book thief is a story about a girl who gets into a strange habit of stealing books and then with time getting emotionally attached to them. It’s a unique piece as the stories narration is done by death, itself which brings a bundle of thrill to this book. Giving a vivid image of the Hitler times in Germany, this book gives a detail account of all the historical events as well!

4.The reluctant fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid, a Pakistani writer gives a detailed account on how there were ups and downs in his life after the devastating incident of 9/11. Mohsin circulates his story around the Pakistani culture, and how one must abide by the culture. He makes sure that the reader finds a sense of relation, and ponders over the idea of family, culture, and fundamentals. If you want your weekend to be delightful yet useful then this read is a must!


Now go on what are you waiting for! Grab one of these from your nearest book stores and indulge yourself into the world of imagination!