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What to Read Other than your Course Books

For students, education has been purely limited to just course books to be well versed in until you are handed with more. To survive in the world today and to stand out, a specific dose of spontaneity is pertinent to the matter.

As we spend our lives working and studying tirelessly into constructing a document of a resume that our resume of the soul remains blank. For this very reason, I have a list of books that would help cultivate emotional learning and motivation that will give you the right dose of creative essence that you need in your life.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This is the book that will make you forget about your worries and focus on someone else’s for change. A great story of sacrifice and injustice that will give you an expert insight into the world we live in and how our lives are poles apart as they are geographical. The kite runner will make you cry for the right reasons and inculcate renewed feelings in your emotional spectrum. The right books always teach you to be kind, and you learn to be human again for a change, this one shows you more - to feel human as well as feel for other human beings.

The Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

For someone who is repellant to emotional learning and strives instead for a thrill and has an inquisitive nature, then this one’s for you. The author rights crime novels and this one features her famous detective Hercule Poirot who happens to crack the most mind-boggling case with utter complexity. It’s safe to say his character is the more thrilling than the murder itself. This book with high precision has also been converted to a movie, but it can never suffice for the thrill reading causes.

The Bastard from Istanbul by Elif Shafak

As self-explanatory the title is, it features precisely a story based on Turkish lifestyle in the city of Istanbul. For someone who loves to read (apparently), is inquisitive about different cultures should indulge for a while in the pages of this book. Elif Shafak is renowned author most famous for her book ‘The forty rules of love’.

The Geography of the World by Dorling Kindersley

This might come off as a surprise to be on the list, but it is here for all the right reasons. First things first, it is not just a book containing maps, in fact, it features detailed profiles of all countries of the world. Every respective country page talks about the language, culture, traditions, political systems and other factual details such as population etc. The maps are sufficiently simple to understand and fun to read and for the things you do not understand a detailed glossary and reference page is available for more precise understanding.

Students in the field of International Relations, Political Science and obviously Geography are in for a treat with this book. Replenish your knowledge about the whole world, sitting in the corner of your room.

Course books block out spontaneity and creativity with an agenda to fulfil grade criterion. Real knowledge and a broader spectrum arise from visiting the library and to the aisle you least visit, exploration is critical.