Five colourful novels to read on Holi instead of playing with colours

Admit it, you’d rather read a good book today, wouldn’t you? Every Holi I encounter only two types of people the ones that play Holi and the others that don’t. For the type that don’t play Holi with colours, there is a really fun way to celebrate a peaceful Holi, lost in the colours of Books that take you places! Here’s a list of Five ‘colourful books to brighten your mood this Holi… Happy Bookholi!


  1. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: If you’re someone who is just beginning to read, this 1960’s children’s book by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), A simple rhyming book for learner readers, it is a book with a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl, and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets. Specifically for Children to read all by themselves with illustrations, this is a light hearted book that can lead you on to a cheerful Holi!

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  1. The Silver Chair(Chronicles of Narnia): A book that takes you on a marvelous adventure. Narnia… where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell… and where the adventure begins. Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor…or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face and face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rillian is to be saved. This book is sure to get you enchanted.

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  1. The Color Purple (1982), Alice Walker: The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. With sets located mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of women of color in the southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association

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  1. A Green Mile: This Book by legendary author Stephen King will cause you to tear up and leave you thinking about it even months after you shut the book. The Green Mile, killers are depraved as the psychopathic “Billy the Kid” Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in “Old Sparky.” But good or evil, innocent or guilty, none have ever seen the brutal likes of the new prisoner, John Coffey, sentenced to death for raping and murdering two young girls. Is Coffey a devil in human form? Or is he a far, far different kind of being?

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  1. A Blue Hand- Allen Ginsberg and the Beats in India (2008), Deborah Baker: The Beat poets and their craze for the search for meaning in India and the East, even as intellectuals in India looked to the West for answers, represents the quirkiest encounter in the saga of East-West dialogue, part-inter faith, part-cultural. Baker writes a resonant multi-layered history of the Beat poets, their times, their epiphanies and their peers in India.

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These books with colourful titles are a blessing to avid readers like myself, who wouldn’t mind drenching in the colourful waters of varied mythology and fiction that leave you dazed and in awe to the pleasure of reading!

Wishing you and your family a very happy Holi! This Holi lets do something different and sign up for a JustBooks membership.