Indietap’s Book Recommendation: For When You are Tired of Your NCERT Books

by Alaya 12 Sep 2020

We are glad to finally post our first book recommendations. We, here at Indietap, recognise and value the importance of education, tuition, and studying. Reading is an integral part of our education and is a quality that we must instil in ourselves. Here is our recommendation for books that we think you will enjoy!

For Ages 10, 11, and 12

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first book in the series and kicks of the series with a punch. This fantasy book based on Greek mythology is a perfect read for people who don’t like to read and young avid readers, alike. The boy who is always in trouble, Percy Jackson is surprised to discover that he is a demi-god and accused of stealing Zeus (King of Greek Olympian Gods) lightning bolt. Pick this book up for a fun adventure, introduce yourself to some Greek mythology, and for a good laugh and time.

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

Not a big fan of long novels and think of yourself as more of a visual reader? Still, need a break from your NCERT school textbooks but don’t know what to read? Don’t worry, we hear at Indietap hear you. That is why we recommend the manga (Japanese comics/ graphic novel) series Naruto! Read Naruto for the amazing story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks the admiration and love of his friends and dreams of becoming the Hokage, leader of his village. Naruto is the perfect book for you if you love stories with great adventures, laughter, friendship, and action.

For Ages 13, 14, and 15

Persepolis: A Story of A Childhood by Marijane Satrapi

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is a graphic novel that deals with Marijane Satrapi’s childhood in pre and post-revolutionary Iran. Persepolis combines Satrapi’s coming-to-age story with the changing socio-political atmosphere of Iran in the late 1970s with the art of a graphic novel. We recommend this to anyone interested in graphic novels, history, politics, and the fascinating story of both Satrapi and the country, Iran.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a touching novel that tells the story of two boys that strike up a friendship in Nazi Germany. The book explores friendship, history, ignorance, and the atrocities of WWII. We recommend it to students interested in history, WWII, and friendships that make you reevaluate the world.

For Ages 16, 17, and 18

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell remains a literary masterpiece and relevant today as it was during the time it was written. The dystopian novel takes place in a repressive regime where the Party scrutinises human action and behaviour under the constant surveillance and control of the Big Brother. Read this masterpiece for its apt take on authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, political oppression, and human behaviour.

Crafting the Word: Writings from Manipur- Edited by Thingnam Anjulika Samom

Crafting the Word is a book containing a collection of writings from the women of Manipur. These writings include poems, comics, and short stories that give us a look at the lives of women in Manipur, their daily lives, the ingrained sexism in society, and their perseverance. Indietap recommends this book for students aged sixteen and above, who are interested in feminism, the lives of women in India, beautiful stories, inspiring poetry, and the beautiful state of Manipur.

Happy reading and let us know what books you want to see on future recommendations.

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