We are often doubtful about the kind of reading to do when we set out to travel. Should one carry a fictional novel that will let your imagination run wild or a nice self-help book will keep you hooked better? Sometimes, when you have kids around, carrying a book or two that you can ready out to your preteen or maybe something for your young girl who is just grappling with classics, is a good idea. Amidst this, you can also carry a book for yourself that is a light read, can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee as you sit and take in the view of the mountains or the valleys.
We decided to come up with 3 quick and easy book suggestions that you can consider taking along when you head to Club Mahindra resorts. These are books that are bound to make your vacation a little more enticing and also keep you productive when you feel too lazy to head out of the property or go for a swim. Grab a cup of coffee, take one these books and pick your favourite spot on the property.
1. Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan-
Malgudi Days is a short story collection published in 1943, set in a fictional town called ‘Malgudi’ located in South India. Each story portrays the protagonist as a different person in different profession. From an astrologer, a postman of the town to a prestigious Doctor, the author takes us through all the variations and facets of life in quaint, adorable town. For everyone who probably read this book during their school days, pick it up again and it will bring back those days you had not a single worry in the world. Nostalgia will hit and it will remind you of your childhood. Summer vacations at your grandparent’s house or in the village. And if you haven’t read this already, make sure you bring it home. It could be a light and easy read but the book gives you much more to cherish than you could possibly think of. It will leave you with a ton of memories, a beautiful set of characters and a warm feeling inside your body.
2. Mrs. FunnyBones by Twinkle Khanna-
Twinkle Khanna is a woman known for her quick wit and humour and she delivers with this collection of anecdotes turned into a book. The book looks into a modern woman’s world of dilemma at the work place or with the catty neighbours along with managing a family and the social pressures that surround any generic family in an urban neighbourhood. Uproariously funny, the protagonist is a constant victim of time famine. Twinkle Khanna delves deeply into her life and yet does not make the reader feel like an outsider, considering the fact that the author herself comes from a prestigious and wealthy family of movie star parents. Casual observations and easy writing with every sentence being able to put a smile on your face, is something she does very well with this book. I would recommend it as a coffee table read, something light and fun, which can go well with your evening coffee or chai.
3. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri-
The story explores gender roles in America and family issues associated with Ruma's Bengali heritage, including her sense of obligation to care for her father and have him live with her and her immediate family. Also present is the dilemma of coming between another person's happiness, a situation Ruma encounters when she learns of her father's love interest. This is a book that you can read when your children are occupied in the activity center of Club Mahindra resorts and you sit along with your better half or alone, with some time on your hands peace of mind that will allow you the luxury of soaking into a book like this one.
So what are you waiting for? Grab one of these books & embark on a memorable family vacation at any of your favourite Club Mahindra resorts! Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews to get a sneak peek of what members have to say about their stay at Club Mahindra resorts!