World Book Day: 5 Books to Read to Deal with Anxiety and Depression During Covid-19

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World Book Day, also known as the World Book and Copyright Day or International Day of the Book, is observed every year on April 23. With the objective to promote the importance of reading, lifelong love of literature and integration into the world of work, to inculcate joy and foster the growth of readers and emphasize the pleasure of reading, UNESCO introduced the event which is now celebrated in over 100 countries.

Most of us are in coronavirus lockdown, and no matter how hard it is to admit, a lot of us are missing going to libraries or our favourite book shops to smell the books. However, you can always celebrate the World Book Day by doing all this at your place. However, if you don't have physical books, we are here to help you with some great PDFs available online. So grab your cuppa coffee and choose your favourite corner!

The Animal Farm Many of you might have already read this novella by George Orwell. But if you haven't, now is always a good time. The book is a description of fight for an equal, free and happy society by a group of farm animals. However, the dictatorship of big Napoleon ruins it all for the animals.

Love in the Times of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel talks of love and hope. The story revolves around two lovers, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza, and their love and life through the years.

The Handmaid's Tale In 2019, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale talks about a utopian and unjust society of Gilead. Despite the difficult situation, a handmaid struggles to find his way out to bring justice to many.

The Forty Rules of Love If you want some spiritual peace in these difficult times, this novel by Elif Shafak is a right pick. An ethereal love story of Rumi and Shams, the book will change your perception of love and longing.

Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie's Midnight’s Children will take you back to the days of partition when India and Pakistan separated as two nations.

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