10 Dec

Books to Read this Winter

By Sadaf Abbas

Dear Smashers, with all the warmth and coziness, the much awaited winters are finally here. Winter vacations are hence, the best times to relax and chill. Spice up your holidays with a zest of adventure and thrill. Here is a brief guide to adventurous books to be read this season. Nothing speaks to the heart of a man like a good tale of adventure. Whether in the form of a bedtime story read to young boys, or a nail biting page turner that keeps you up at night, adventure is a genre of literature that stays with you for a lifetime.


By Arthor Conan Doyle

This timeless classic by Arthur Conan Doyle inspires the imagination of countless young boys and spawns what is now known as the Lost World facet. Inside its pages, the protagonist, Professor Challenger, plays the role of a tour guide on an undiscovered plateau in South America, filled with dinosaurs and various mystical creatures that time seemingly forgot.

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By Gary Paulsen

A tale of survival, Hatchet traces the story of young Brian, who is stranded in the Canadian wilderness when his plane crashes. Forced to survive with little food or gear, Brian’s will to live is put to the test.


By Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is one of the most famous adventure novels. This is Stevenson’s Masterpiece. The son of an innkeeper, young Jim Hawkins, finds himself thrust into the world of piracy as he joins Long John Silver in the search for buried treasure.


By Arthor Conan Doyle

The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is based on the supposedly real-life exploits of the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland.


By David Almond

The Fire Eaters by David Almond is certainly a very interesting book. The story is about a boy named Bobby Burns who lives in a “sleepy” coal-mining town called Keely Bay. Bobby was living a normal and happy life that could be labelled as “lucky, that things started to appear bleak. Darkness, an evil force, begins to approach him in every way possible. The story will definitely give you Goosebumps. Try it out!


By Maha Khan Philips

Well Smashers, personally speaking, no book can be better than this one, and due to this, it has also been made a part of our curriculum. The book is a thrilling mystery of a ruby. The book pictures our culture and is illustrated in Kohistan. It is about twin brothers Saif and Taimur who meet a strange girl named Aamina. The boys are sent to Kohistan to give company to Aamina and as they arrive,mystery begins! Rush to your nearest book store because it is an easy and a fabulous novel!


By Nick Shadow

Dare to be scared?

The motto of the book is scaring enough. The book I can see you is a part of the book Series Midnight Library.

I personally loved this book. Michael’s family have relocated to the countryside while his father renovates Kent Farm, the old home of a local legend famous for setting himself on fire around 50 years ago. As a way of making friends, Michael joins in the night-time game of I Can See You, traditionally played on the anniversary of Farmer Kent’s death. Yet when his new friends start to disappear, Michael starts to wonder if Farmer Kent is really at peace…


By Nick Shadow

Here’s another one of Midnight library series! When her mother is in hospital with a mysterious illness, Kate suddenly starts to hear voices in her head. At first she ignores them, thinking it is just distortion from the telephone lines, but when the voices start to tell her who fancies her, and begins to accurately predict the future, Kate starts to listen to it more closely. But those who listen at keyholes never hear well about themselves and Kate may just find herself being led towards untold danger.


By Nick Shadow

This is a Masterpiece of Europe. Again a part of Nick Shadow’s work.

Simon Downs is a lonely boy, trapped in the wealthy surroundings of his parents’ home. With no friends and only computer games for company, Simon lives in a near-virtual reality. When he is offered a free and exclusive PC game where he would control a dangerous criminal in a simulated version of his home town, Simon immediately clicks “buy”. He soon finds out that the boundaries between the real and the virtual dimensions aren’t as rigid as he thought. Well it’s a boys’ thing to stick to the PC. Now dare to play the games or you must be the next Simon!

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