Booknerds rewind 2023
January 1, 2024 at 6:30:00 AM
Today is the first blank page of a 365-page book.
📖 Let’s hope to write a good one.😁 That being said, let's hit ⏪ rewind, reflect on 2023, and what a breakout year it has been for Booknerds!!
Here we present to you our -
Top 5 Videos
These reels and videos captured moments that made us laugh and the ones that tugged at our heartstrings where each frame tells a story of passion, creation, and absolute joy!
🎥💖 Let’s take a look 💁🏽
Unexpected Turns and Jaw-Dropping Revelations!
It Was Not Gold by Ashok Bhasin, is a truly fascinating Legal Thriller!!
Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! Your timeless plays and sonnets continue to shape literature and inspire us every day.
Trying to Find that one book
Story of Booknerds everywhere! Bookstores and Libraries have been our safe haven for around five thousand years🖤💙
Me Before You
For over a decade, 'Me Before You' has been a literary masterpiece, skillfully blending raw emotions and poignant storytelling by Jojo Moyes.📚🎬
July Book Roundup
Amazing book recommendations from our team. Spanning from the loved Harry Potter series to the heart-wrenching The Hate You Give❤️🩹
Kudos to our team.
Top 5 Podcasts
Booknerds hosted the most amazing authors, book influencers, publishers, and bookshop owners making the podcast one of the most sought-after book podcasts in India and beyond!
Top Booknerds Community Events
A colossal celebration with book discussions, author interactions, and innovation in our book community events where everything from Manga and Phantom to The Last Queen by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was discussed. From political intrigue to women's brilliance, our gatherings were experiences, not just events.
Top 5 Newsletters
Each edition was a literary rendezvous, bringing you the latest and greatest from the world of books. Showing our mad love for reading and creating🤩🎬
Spooktacular Book Recommendations
Whether your demand is an eerie love story, a post-apocalyptic terror or just a classic horror we’ve got you! With this newsletter spine-chilling reads and nightmares are definitely covered🎃🦇
Oppenheimer and Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Elevate your interstellar journey with these stellar book recs. This newsletter is your ticket to literary escape, space-style!
A Journey Through The Best Poets, Modern Collections, And Classic Works
Fall in love with the Enchanting World of poetry - known to have power to distil emotions with just a few words. Soul-pleasing reads like 'The Carrying' and 'Citizen,' or timeless classics like 'Leaves of Grass' and 'The Divine Comedy.'
Words Behind Bars
Exploring the echoes of India's freedom movement with these books written behind bars. These will surely transport you to an era where patriotism thrived against all odds.🟠⚪🟢
Literary Diwali Delights
Showcasing the brilliance of storytelling by Indian Authors! Ranging from an emotional exploration of Arundhati Roy's The Ministry of Utmost Happiness to a delightful romance of 'When Dimple Met Rishi’ by Sandhya Menon.🪔🎇
Top Author Campaigns by Booknerds Author Agency
From the pen of Sandeep Mathew to Vadhan, Amol Redij, Ashok Bhasin, and Damini Grover, these authors wrote not just novels but masterpieces with plot twists sharper than our bookshelf corners. 💪🏼📚🎊
Top Reads of 2023
1. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
This Romantasy is basically a dragon ride through emotions. Violet Sorrengail vs. Xaden Riorson? It's enemies-to-lovers, fam! And as expected the sexual tension?!! It's like trying not to scream on a roller coaster. Get ready for twists, humour, and a finale that'll make your jaw drop. Reading slump, meet your match!
2. Classroom of the Elite by Syougo Kinugasa
Join Kiyotaka Ayanokoji, a seemingly plain and unremarkable high school student enrolled in a school for the elite. However, things are not as they seem, and Ayanokoji soon discovers a hidden world of secrets, competition, and manipulation.
3. Talentless Nana by Looseboy and Iori Furuya
A thrilling and dark manga series set in a world where humans with superpowers, known as "Talented," fight against creatures called "Enemies of Humanity." The protagonist appears to be completely ordinary and talentless, but she is assigned to a school of Talented students to secretly eliminate those who pose a threat to humanity.
4. It was Not Gold by Ashok Bhasin
Uncover the suspense in this tale of gold smuggling, where a shipment is intercepted, only to reveal a clever switcheroo with fake gold made of brass. Brace yourself for twists and turns as the investigation unfolds in this gripping story.
5. You, again by Kate Goldbeck
A contemporary romance - fanfiction for Reylo, set in New York, and the main guy looks like Adam Driver. A very realistic portrayal of love spanned over a long timeline to show flawed and honest characters.
6. Song of The Trinity by Vadhan
The Final Battle looms as Kali, imprisoned Lord of Kaliyug, plots devastating revenge. In a race against annihilation, a cursed warrior, a unique Demi-God, a furious sage, and an alien orphan must unite to face unspeakable evil. With overwhelming odds, their courage will be tested in a fight to save the universe from imminent destruction.
7. The Intentional Being by Damini Grover
The author offers actionable self-help tips for intentional living. The book provides valuable insights and relatable anecdotes, encouraging mindfulness and self-reflection. Ideal for anyone seeking personal growth and purpose.
8. E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
A riveting mystery novel featuring the renowned private investigator, Kinsey Millhone. In this instalment of the alphabet mystery series, Millhone is hired to investigate a case involving a missing person, a suspicious suicide, and the intricate connections between family secrets and greed.
9.Follow Me, I Agree to Lead by Charu Gupta
It is an enlightening book that empowers readers to unlock their full potential and achieve their goals through a positive mindset. This book is a must-read for everyone seeking personal growth and success.
10. The Serpent and The Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent
A great romantic fantasy that has some fantastic characters, world-building, plot, and romance. Filled with high-stakes drama and action, it will captivate and entertain you to the fullest
12. Ice Breaker by Hannah Grace
This one is a sports rom-com set in the blazing world of ice hockey and ice skating. Full of wit, banter, love, and mature characters
13. Gin Soaked Boy by Sandeep Mathew
Sandeep Mathew has meticulously crafted a step-by-step storyline of how depression works its way into one’s life, discarding all friendships, stealing innocent laughter, and dousing the inner spark of happiness. This book is as real as it gets.
14. Acathexis by Amol Redij
Amol Redij's "Acathexis" is a concise and raw exploration of human emotions, challenging conventional notions with spare language and abstract symbolism. Touching on social, political, and gender issues, Redij weaves a thought-provoking journey through existential emptiness, paradoxes, and, ultimately, hope.
Now, as we ⏩ fast-forward into 2024, our only wishes for you are 🌠
◼ May your coffee be strong
◼ May your Wi-Fi be reliable
◼ May you always find the dessert section first
◼ And lastly, may your troubles last as long as your resolution, a brief cameo in the grand show of life 🥳
Stepping into this new chapter, get ready for a 2K24 packed with characters worth starting a fan club for, stories so engrossing that you'll forget your bedtime, and book sales tempting enough to make budgeting an extreme sport.🏅
Happy reading, my fellow Booknerds and may your year ahead be every reader's dream!❤️