2019 has been a great year with so many wonderful titles that came out and went on to win some of the most prestigious literary awards. So, here’s a list of the top 5 recommended reads by authors who made their debut this year on Kindle and left a mark on the reader’s mind. Team KC thinks they must be on your list.
What did Tashi do by Anangsha Alamyyan
Tashi Chotten is a woman from Arunachal Pradesh working and living a normal life in New Delhi. Her world turns upside down one night when she receives an anonymous email with a compromising picture of herself attached – one she had shared with her ex-boyfriend four years back. In a fast-paced, mind-numbing tale of misplaced trust and poor data security, blackmail and friendship, lust and a love that had gone cold years back, will Tashi be able to regain control over her life and win the fight against the man who seems to be one step ahead of her, no matter which direction she chooses to go?
Your destination has arrived by Barry Cheema
Is it possible for the modern man to be happy, not virtually but in reality?
Why is it that despite the tones of philosophies, motivational speeches and age-old meditation techniques, inner-peace and contentment seem to be unrealistic and impossible?
Bruno, a K9 (police dog), gets a human life as a reward for his phenomenal act of bravery. He can stay in this human body forever, provided he fulfils a condition in the given time. But while doing so, he has to deal with the subconscious mind of this human body, which happens to be that of a terrorist!
A tale of hope, search and longing. An unbelievable story that you would love to believe.
Who Killed the Kaneez? by Vijay Kakwani
‘Who Killed the Kaneez’ is a story , within a story.
It’s set in times of the Zamindari.
Farzana is a prostitute at Begum’s kotha and Ramakant Bannerjee, the writer, loves her deeply. He’s promised to marry her once he has enough money. He hopes to make it big, with his new ambitious novel, the story of Kaneez.
As the story of Kaneez unfolds, so does the intriguing life of Farzana.
What fate does Farzana meet? Does Ramakant make it big as he’d hoped?
Read this engaging tale to find out.
** Kaneez – Slave girl
Rose’s Bent Stem by Nomita Khanna
A suspense thriller inspired by true events.
Tana, a diligent, young nurse with a troubled childhood, can’t believe her luck when she finds Vikram, a rich widower who says she is the ‘love of his life’.
The strong attraction quickly turns into something else, unraveling her life. Nightmares that wrecked her childhood are back—and ripping her world apart. Evil has already claimed victims. Is it about to take another?
As the four walls of her majestic Lutyens bungalow begin to close in on her, she spirals down into a dungeon. In this twisted world with betrayal at every step, she decides not to stay miserable and becomes the person she never thought she could be. The path to escape is swarming with grisly ambushes and … intrigue.
No one really knows what happens behind closed doors or what goes inside a person’s mind. How far will someone go to protect their secrets or to get what they want? Farther than anyone can imagine. PEOPLE ARE UNKNOWABLE.
Done with Her by Chirasree Bose
A gripping tale of love, lust, obsession and murder. It’s a kick in the guts. Love that’s raw, lust that’s insane and obsession that’s frantically irresistible. Twists will keep you on the edge while the truth will stab at your subconscious.
Avesh Mathur, a techie stumbles upon the enchanting and sultry Spreeha at work. Every man in his office wants to have her. But he is struck with horror. She happens to resemble a girl from his past. The past that he’d do anything to keep under wraps.
Spreeha lives next door to Avesh. She watches him furtively day and night even though she has a lover. He intrigues her, however, she’s not done with her lover. She wants them both because they remind her of someone.
What tragedy awaits Avesh? Is the girl he’s madly falling for as beautiful on the inside as on the outside? Will he finally have to face the frightening truth that he’s been stashing for two years?
How many have you read from this list? Any personal favourites that we might have missed out? Let us know in comments below!