#3| Hapiness is| Books

Day 3 of my “Happiness Is” photo series. If you haven’t already, do check out my first two posts too!

I’ve been reading since I was 6-7 years old. My parents inculcated this habit in me since I was very young. I love reading – it’s such an easy way to escape into another world. I’ve fallen in love with so many literary characters from Sydney Carton (A tale of two cities) to Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) to Sirius Black (Harry Potter) to Gerry (PS: I love you) to Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia). And found home in so many far away imaginary places (Hogwarts). Here is my attempt at photographing books that I read and love –

Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi (linking my review)
The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
(I didn’t enjoy this novel)
Some of my book collection
My reading corner + Harry Potter + Coffee = perfect
The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
Reading at my happy place in Mumbai
The Last Vicereine
Reading at this beautifully secluded place in Hampi!
My prized possession ♥️
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
Flight time read!
(PS: I love my sneakers)
Ghost Stories – Charles Dickens
Mandodari: Queen of Lanka – Manini J Anandani
I’m very into Indian Mythology right now
Without A Country – Ayse Kulin
(yet to complete this one)
Book stores make me so happy – I’m like a kid inna candy store!
I re-read Ruskin Bond everytime I need a happy escape.
Buying books at the airport is my thing!
Me doing the three things I love – travelling, reading and posing for photos.♥️

Are you a bibliophile like me? Recommend your favourite books in the comments below!

Check out the first two posts in this series:

Happiness is Sunrise & Sunset

Happiness is Cooking & Baking

Check out my posts on books & reading:

Review – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Review – A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman

Must Read Books – Indian Mythology

Enid Blyton – The Forgotten Storyteller

Unrequited Love – Novels

You’re A Wizard, Harry!

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. karenp2020 says:

    Such lovely pics. I used to live in Mumbai and this brings back so many memories. I do love reading too but unfortunately my work schedule doesnt give me too much time. But I think I’ve made up for lost time in this lockdown. Thank you for sharing your favourites.

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  2. Happy Panda says:

    Thank you. I loved living in Mumbai. I moved out 2 months back.

    The past few years my reading has reduced too. But I’m trying to get back to my original reading. Hope you do too! ☺️

    Are you reading anything interesting these days?

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  3. Kritika says:

    I need to re read The sense of an ending by Julian Barnes. This book needs a lot experience with other books and life. My thought completely. Kind off a test of patience. 😀
    One hundred years of Solitude has imagery of high standards. Salute to the writer.
    Try Salman Rushdie, I enjoyed his Haroun and Luka.
    Coehlo: I have left reading him. I loved Eleven Minutes and The Alchemist.

    Wow. This seems exciting every time. Discussing books. Happy Reading. 😀

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yeah? I’ll try re-reading “The Sense of an Ending” too. I just found the book’s pace very slow – made me sleepy.

      Thank you for your recommendations! ❤️

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      1. Kritika says:

        Hahaha okay.
        Lets see what it holds now.
        My pleasure always 🙂

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  4. Nathi says:

    Wow! Such a cool idea! And thanks for sharing your favorites. Also, “A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman” is my recent favorite!

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  5. Happy Panda says:

    I loved “A Man Called Ove”! It’s such a heart warming – feel good novel.


  6. mterrazas32 says:

    at the moment the library I go to to check out books is closed, so I haven’t been reading lately. I did read a lot when I was little. mostly science and history books. When I was working at another job, a lot of the people there would read during break or lunch. Conversation were about books, so I thought, well better start reading if I going to to fit in with this crowd(older people).

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I love reading. It’s such a nice escape from the real world. Hope your library opens up soon!


  7. Thanks for so many recommendations. Making a mental note of all the books to be read because somehow I think I’ll like what you like because even my three favourite things are travelling, reading and posing for pictures! haha ❤

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Haha. Let me know how you like them. ☺️

      Would love to get your book recommendations too!

      Thanks for reading. ❤️


  8. Lani says:

    Gosh, too many books to recommend and I think you’ve seen some of my posts on good books???

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yup, I’ve seen some. I think I’m gravitating towards lighter reads these days. Any recommendations for a light, fun read?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lani says:

        Have you ever read the Hunger Games series? They are easy to read, like eating junk food 😛

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      2. Happy Panda says:

        I have! Loved the first part but the other two were very average and the movies were no good. 🙈

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      3. Lani says:

        I enjoyed all the books actually, and while the movies weren’t as good as the books, I still liked them. Team Peeta 😀

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  9. coupleofbees says:

    Great list! Looks like I have some reading to do. 🙂

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