11 Book Recommendations for Beginners | Readers corner

Hey folks! Welcome back to the reader’s corner. In this blog post, I am going to recommend you 11 beginner-friendly books. After reading the blog posts on how to start and select a book, this blog will help you in the next step in your reading journey. So, without any delay, let us dive into the list of book recommendations for beginners.

P.S. This recommendation consists of books from all genres. We have included links to our SPOILER-FREE reviews of the books, in case if you are interested to read them. Also few links to Amazon, in case if you are interested to own any books listed below.


Books from the self-help genre


WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? is a simple parable that reveals profound truths. It is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze.

Who moved my cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson.

It is a precise and crisp book. It is suitable for all age groups. I was a person many times not ready for the changes life had thrown at me. I always resisted it. But this book had taught me a great lesson.

Here are some of the useful links regarding the book  –


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Attitude is Everything by Jeff Keller.

Do you dread going to work? Do you feel tired, unhappy, weighed down? Have you given up on your dreams? Then this book gives a happy and bright road to change your attitude and lead a happy and successful life.

This book had taught me a lot about attitude and being positive. Also, this book tells how to get away from negative people. My suggestion is to read this book in the mornings. So, you would find yourself more energized.

Here are some of the useful links regarding the book  –

Books from the romance genre


Noah Calhoun has just returned from World War Two. Attempting to escape the ghost of battle, he tries to concentrate on restoring an old plantation home. And yet he is haunted by the image of a beautiful girl he met there fourteen years ago, a girl who captured his heart like no other. But when these memories began to slide into reality, the passion is ignited once more. Though so much is in their way, the miraculous force of their love refuses to fade.

The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks.

I think this is my very first book by this author. I have fallen for his writing style in this book. For me, there are few authors whom I consider my comfort home. Whenever I feel low, or things don’t go right, I just read their books. One of such authors is Nicolas Sparks. The character Noah Calhoun is my favorite, and this is one of my favorite romantic books.

Here is the link to buy this book on Amazon, in case if you are interested – The Notebook.


Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle, that has bought her a few years. Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed about her diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

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The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

I watched the film first so, I thought I would never read the book but, the lockdown made me read it. The story is very gripping and romantic. That I think every beginner should read it. So, I would like to tag it under a must-read book. While writing this, I am thinking of re-reading it again. I hope to read it soon.

Here is the link to buy this book on Amazon, in case if you are interested – The Fault in our stars.

Book from the thriller genre

(I don’t know under which genre this book comes. I find it romantic and thriller)


The story is about Keshav and Zara. she is from a traditional Muslim family. They broke up four years ago. He drank every night to forget her. He called, messaged, and stalked her on social media but, she ignored him. However, that night, on the eve of her birthday, Zara messaged him. She called him over, like old times, to her hostel room no 105. He should not have gone, but he did, and his life changed forever. It is not a love story. It is an unlove story.

The girl in room 105 by Chetan Bhagat.

Once again, this is my very first Chetan Bhagat book. I liked the story very much. It is a kind of thriller and romantic story which is engrossing. It is not like other Chetan books but very different. If you are a beginner and searching for a good thriller book, this is my recommendation.

Here is the link to buy this book on Amazon, in case if you are interested – The girl in room 105.

Book From Philosophy Genre


Eddie, the protagonist, dies in the amusement park where he works and travels to heaven. There he meets five different and interesting people whom he had met unexpectedly in his lifetime and they guide him to understand some important things in his life.

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The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom.

This book had taught me that Each ending is a beautiful beginning for other things. This thought always lingers in my mind to cheer me when somethings end. It also conveys some supreme philosophy of life.

Here are some of the useful links regarding the book  –


Najeeb goes to Gulf to work and earn enough money to send back home. He achieved his dream partially by reaching the Gulf but a twist happened so, he ends in a desert all alone. His alienation is escaped by the companionship of a goat. How does he escape from this desert is the rest of the story.

I read this book when I was away from my home. So, the story had an impact on me. The entire story is about survival. It taught me a lot about how to be grateful for my present life. This book is originally written in Malayalam later translated into English. I would recommend this book for the ones who mainly want to understand life.

Here is the link to buy this book on Amazon, in case if you are interested – Goat Days.

Book from the Mythological Genre


A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat—told from the view of an amazing woman. Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical.

Palace of illusion is a re-telling of Mahabharatham from the point of Draupadi, daughter of the fire, wife of Pandavas, and dear friend of Lord Krishna. This book gives a very new perspective of Mahabharatham. We always tend to listen to the epics from the point of men. This book reveals many untold stories and gives a new experience. It is a great book to beat the boredom in this pandemic.

Here are some of the useful links regarding the book  –

Books From Self-Love (Health & Wellness) Genre


ELLA RUBINSTEIN, nearing her forties, married with three children and a pleasant home. Everything in her life is fulfilling yet there is an emptiness in her heart once filled with love. She happens to read a manuscript about the Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz and his forty rules of love. That turned her life upside down and she embarks on the journey to meet the mysterious author of the manuscript.

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The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak.

If you want to read an unusual book, then my recommendation is ‘The forty rules of love.’ This is a book that I decided to read even without giving a glimpse of the blurb. To my surprise, the entire story amused me. The forty rules of love is a book to cherish for life. I like the writing style of the author. It gave me a brand-new perspective of love, life, and God.

Here are some of the useful links regarding the book  –


Many of us respond to the problem of life by ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school, or at home, hoping that this will make themselves and their loved ones happier. But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our oxygen before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we are at peace with the world around us.

Love for Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim.

If you are searching for a book to read all time, especially during the early hours of the dawn, then this is my choice. This book is like a hot cup of chai that should sip slowly. This is the kind of book you can carry with you always. This book is suitable for all generation people. Each page gives huge lessons which are currently needed for humankind to survive.

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Book From Fictional Romance, Poem, Whimsical Genre

 (I don’t know whether such genre exists or not)


Hannah lives in Mumbai, where the Sea always watches over her. Yet her dreams are haunted by a voice that calls to her through the breeze. True love walks beside her in another life, yet she is unable to find a way back in time. Riddled with disappointment heartbreak, she is hopelessly drawn to Istanbul, where she finds part of the puzzle in the Ezan of the Blue Mosque. Could the man from her dreams be real?

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Sand and Sea by Ann D’Silva.

This book had shown me that a story could draft so beautifully with poems, dreams, and whimsical powers. I felt like I was reading a fantasy novel. The main thing is that the poems in this book are easy to understand. After completing this book, I wished the story to be true.

Here is the link to buy this book on Amazon, in case if you are interested – Sand and sea.

Dear readers,
The most important thing in starting reading is to find the right book. I hope the readers will find their right book in this recommendation. Because these are the books which I loved and cherished. If you get and read anyone, let us know in the comment section. Remember one thing it is never too late to start again.

Happy Reading!


If you are looking for similar book review posts, then you must definitely check out my previous blog posts. Here is the link – Readers’ Corner.

Also, we have written some interesting posts to help new readers. Here are the links, if you are interested, click away and read them.

  1. How to start reading? | 15 top tips on how to start reading for a complete beginner.
  2. How to select a book? | 10 best tips for selecting a book for newbies.

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