Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
23rd April is widely celebrated as the World Book Day, and on this precious moment let the great people at Pakiholic help you schedule your year 2018 with the right books to read.
Some of the books in our list have yet to be published, others have very recently hit the shelves, and others are from late 2017 but whose paperback editions are certainly worth checking out.
1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
2. The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
3. Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
4. Still Me by Jojo Moyes
5. Brave by Rose McGowan
6. This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins
7. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
8. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
9. Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
10. Feel Free by Zadie Smith
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
Books are a source of knowledge, exposure and wisdom. We believe education reforms are much needed around the world, and by promoting such occasions Pakistan can be on road to prosperity. Being a regular reader helps in self-improvement to a great extent. There are niche support groups and communities, but they need to be less inclusive and more accepting towards spreading the love and harmony through literature and wisdom embedded in a writer’s piece of art.
“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic”
Carl Sagan, COSMOS