UAE has declared 2016 as the Year of Reading. Gulf News has participated with its own initiative #GNBookClub, which is all about the ‘joy of reading’.
Several international studies have pointed out that reading, especially when done for pleasure helps a child develop her or his intelligence quotient, including vocabulary, focus and create a better understanding of cultures, ideas and people.
In today’s world, where people seem to have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to reading, it becomes all the more imperative to encourage literary works - to discover the magic of words.
Emirates airline and Google have come together as part of the Year of Reading campaign to offer Arabic e-books at highly discounted rates. This report, published by us online on October 10, made us want to know what other literary works our readers might be interested in.
The results showed that 55 per cent of those polled are drawn to Indian literature, followed by 25 per cent for Arabic. Are there any books in specific that you believe people should read? Share it with us on our Facebook page.
You can also register to join #GNBookClub on: www.gulfnews.com/your-say/gn-book-club.
- By Anupa Kurian-Murshed/Readers Editor