5 New Books for Holiday Reading

Dec/12/2020 / by Seema Staff


Looking forward to some holiday reading? Here are 5 recently released books that are handpicked just for you!

Looking to add some new books to your ever-growing reading list? Getting into the habit of reading can seem daunting, but anyone can transform into a bookworm with the right book. Very soon, you’ll start consuming page after page without even noticing how time passes by! Check out our book recommendations to celebrate yourself. 

To help you rekindle your love for reading, we’ve collated a list of some recent titles, which should be on your reading list this season:

White Ivy: A Novel by Susie Yang

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Genre: Literature & Fiction

Release Date: November 3, 2020

The prize-winning Chinese-American author brings another coming-of-age novel that showcases the life of a young immigrant who moves to Boston. Ivy Lin, the book’s central character, is a young woman with a dark obsession with her privileged classmates and resorts to thieving in her effort to fit in. The book follows her journey and focuses on the conflicting feelings that resonate with most immigrants who have moved to a different country.

Despite the fictional storyline, the novel’s theme is authentic and is sure to touch a raw nerve.

Image Credits: Satsang Foundation

Genre: Spirituality

Release Date: November 5, 2020

A Padma Bhushan awardee, Sri M is known to bring to fore some great stories of the spiritual realm, and his quintessential no-holds-barred style has won him several fans. The upcoming book combines short stories that help you delve deeper into the human spirit and get a glimpse of a world far beyond the one we live in. The book will not just highlight the positive aspects of spirituality but also some intriguing storylines. Can a thief ever give up his old ways? What happens when a disciple finds a dark secret about his guru? These questions and more will be answered in this book.


Eating in the Age of Dieting by Rujuta Diwekar

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Genre: Health & Fitness

Release Date: November 16, 2020

Rujuta Diwekar is a well-known name among South Asians for her insights that have helped her clients become fit and dramatically lose weight. A fitness consultant for Bollywood celebrities and other elite clientele, Diwekar, in her upcoming book, talks about her fitness mantra, ‘Eat local, think global,’ which is all about blending grandma’s wisdom with the latest nutrition science. The health advocate mentions how, instead of going by trends and quick-fix diets, long-term lifestyle choices and an understanding of superfoods, health tips, and seasonal food choices ensure sustainable good health for all.So if you are ready to embrace a change in lifestyle that can do wonders for your health, this book is a must-have.


A Promised Land by Barack Obama

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Genre: Biography & Memoir

Release Date: November 17, 2020

The former US president is still one of the most popular global figures, largely due to his acute understanding of global politics and opinions. Barack Obama puts together this first volume about his presidential years, taking the reader on a journey, from his earliest political days to being elected the 44th president of the United States. The book chronicles the journey of the first African-American to become president. and provides insights into some of his tenure’s most important decisions.If you would like to get an inside view on what it’s like to live in the White House, manage the most daunting of responsibilities, and enjoy moments with the family despite it all, this book is highly recommended.


Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

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Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Release Date: November 24, 2020

If you are someone who is fascinated by all things futuristic, Ready Player Two is the ideal book. The sequel to the worldwide bestseller “Ready Player One,” which was released in 2011, the new book takes you through the unexpected quests and new realities of the future. As per the author, the upcoming book will have a different storyline, bringing in new elements. The book has garnered more attention because the first installment inspired the Steven Speilberg movie of the same name released in 2018. Fans are waiting for another film in the series.

Books can add great value to your life and help you understand various perspectives and enhance your thinking. If you like this list or have recommendations that we should know of, please comment below! 

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