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The Bestsellers Of 2016- Fiction

2016 has witnessed a lot of authors penning down novels and short stories. However, only a few has been able to make it to the mark like Prince, Gene Wilder. 2016 has not given any great novels, but there were a few who has attracted the viewers. Though there were some readable novels, some novels were outstanding.

Han Kang’s ‘The Vegetarian’ is the first novel which has made a mark. It is a three-part novel which is written from a woman’s perspective about her status-conscious husband, a desperate sister who the main character is named Yeong-Yeh and libidinous brother-in-law. This novel gives you high voltage violent imagery, consequences, etc. This book has emerged as a must-read of 2016.

‘Another Brooklyn’ is the creation of the famous author Jacqueline Woodson. This novel tells the viewers about a girl’s story whose family moves to Brooklyn and what all happens in their life as part of the Brooklyn life is the major subject of the story. Scarlett Thomas’s ‘ The seed collector,’ this novel gives you a fantasy feel which cannot be forgotten easily. Don DeLillo’s ‘Zero-K’ tells you about the advance technology which can save fabric humanity.

‘The association of small bombs’ written by Karan Mahajan has attracted many readers. The novel empathetically tells how a small incident can make the victim’s life tearful. The novel tells the story about the bomb makers, victims, and their families. Mahajan has left no stone untouched in making this story reach its readers. The National Book Foundation has recently given out the 2016 Fiction award to The Underground Railroad as most of the readers liked this book and recommended it too. It is a story about the American violence with black Americans. This book as got some electrifying writing along with some horrifying scenes which make this book the best seller of 2016.

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Baby’s Library? Do Not Forget These Books

It is an important duty of the parents to build a relation between books and their children. This homework should start when their baby starts to read alphabets and small words. Through interesting story books and moral books, one can develop the baby’s interest in reading. Now the major concern is what all story books one should arrange in a baby’s library. Not to worry. There are some books available which can not only generate interest in reading but also has a good moral behind it.

Who doesn’t like teddy bears? From 6 to 60, all age group like teddy bears. So you can start with Don Freeman’s Corduroy which says the story of a shabby teddy bear that is in need of a shelter and how he meets his friend Lisa who spends her savings to buy him. You can also buy the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ that says the development of a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. It is sure that little champions will enjoy reading this book.

You can give your baby understanding about animals through the illustration mentioned in the book ‘My Very First Mother Goose.’ It also has got a lot of rhymes which will make the baby sing along with the rhymes and dance to it. Kate Banks ‘ Close Your Eyes’ will be a loving story about your baby. It is a story about how a mother tiger is asking the cub to sleep by saying about the dreams the cub is going to see.

The babies will surely like these, and you can also try the same trick to make your babies hit the sack early. There are also some good books like Goodnight Moon and Is Your Mamma a Lima. These storybooks will surely create an interest in reading to your babies, and they will thank you in future for creating such a good library for them.

Your Teen Not Interested In Reading? Try These!

It is indeed a difficult task to get your children sit in one place and read through the notes they have at school. Most of the kids will start yawning once they start reading, others find it a way to invite good sleep. If you, as a parent can invest some time in making them understand the importance of reading, you can bring them back to the hobby of reading. The first and the foremost thing a parent should do is to tell the kids about what reading can do for them in the future.

Be careful not to preach about reading; you need to only give advice about it. It is a good way to ask the children which subject they like rather than you imposing your favorite subject. Know your children’s taste of selection. Some might like cookbooks wherein some others like fashion and gaming or even GK. Focus on those books which your child needs to read at the current age. There is no point in giving a book larger than their actual life and expect them to read it.

The best thing you can do to your kid is to be a model when it comes to reading. Most of the kids do what their parent do. So if your kid sees you reading, they will automatically get attracted to the world of reading. There is no need for you to stop reading once your kid starts reading because you might also be started enjoying reading. It is a good thing to discuss the things in the book with your kids. In that way, they will think more and will start to understand everything. Never give negative advice about reading. Healthy criticism is very much appreciated, however, negative criticisms are not as it will affect the children.