5 Books That Should Be On Your ‘Must-Read’ List This Women’s Week

Some strong stories women by even stronger women!

5 Books That Should Be On Your ‘Must-Read’ List This Women’s Week
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Women have proved time and again that irrespective of all the hurdles and challenges that society seems to put in front of them, they are bound to overcome them all to succeed with flying colours. Not only are the women of today resilient but they will also no longer stand to be cowered by others. This Women’s Day, celebrate women and femininity by reading five books written by five Indian female authors that are bound to make you laugh, cry, despair but also feel powerful.

Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography By Richa Kaul Padte

This is one book that is sure to change your worldview on what can be constituted as cyber pornography. Author Richa Kaul Padte takes us on an intimate and close ride as we look at the various online sex cultures. The book looks at camgirls, fanfiction writers and even rape videos as we try to find out what it takes to be sexy online.

Feisty At Fifty By Sudha Menon

No way will you be saying that women beyond fifty lives dull boring lives once you are through with this book. Sudha Menon aptly shows you that you live definitely begins in your fifth decade. Witty, funny, yet insightful, this book talks about issues of balancing work and personal lives and mid-life crisis and discoveries and definitely makes you feel good about being a woman.

Chup: Breaking The Silence About India’s Women By Deepa Narayan

Deepa Narayan Chup has the truth about typical traits in Indian women
Deepa Narayan Chup has the truth about typical traits in Indian women

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A must-read on women’s day, this book has done extensive research on the seven key traits that shape the daily lives of women and how troubling those traits are in terms of Indian women. Author Deepa Narayan has interviewed 600 women and men to reach this conclusion and the finding are going to prick and prod you much later till you have laid the book to rest.

Pyjamas Are Forgiving By Twinkle Khanna

For a light yet poignant read, pick up a copy of Pyjamas are Forgiving. This fictional story is set in the sanctuary of a spa in Kerela called Shanthamaaya. It is a place for letting go, of centring your feelings, of being healthy and more. However, how much can you really do when you run into your ex-husband and his latest squeeze, huh?

Eating Wasps By Anita Nair

If mystery and suspense are the genre of your liking, you might want to take a second look at Eating Wasps by Anita Nair. The story begins when a thirty-five-year-old writer kills herself in a small town that lay beside the river Nila. The mystery only begins to explain itself when fifty-two years later, a frightened kid is found inside an antique cupboard of a private resort. Trust the author to be able to surprise you.

Find what you were looking for to curl up and read this Women’s Day? None of the books on this list is going to disappoint you for sure.