What Does a Communications Professional Read? Atika Gupta Gives us Her Top 5 Reccos

We asked corporate and communications professional Atika Gupta to give us her top five recommendations for books to read. Here’s what she put us on to:

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak 

My all-time favourite and a book you can read and re-read.

Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella’s life – an emptiness once filled by love.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Because we all need some humour and light reading. And this one won a Noble Prize for comedic fiction.

The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his vast bulk through the city’s fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

An absolute classic, set in an Italian abbey in the Medieval Period, it is a dense read but hard to put down.

Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective.

The Last Queen by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

If you loved her ‘The Palace of Illusions’, you have to read this.

An exquisite love story of a king and a commoner, a cautionary tale about loyalty and betrayal, and a powerful parable of the indestructible bond between mother and child, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s unforgettable novel brings alive one of the most fearless women of the 19th century, an inspiration for our times.

Walk Me Home by Sebastian Fitzek

When you need a psychological thriller that evokes a rollercoaster of emotions, and what I’m currently reading.

Anyone who knows the date of their death has already begun to die. The terrifying new psychological thriller by internationally bestselling phenomenon Sebastian Fitzek. Walk Me Home is Fitzek’s most enthralling work to date.

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About Atika Gupta

Atika Gupta is a PR and Brand Communications Consultant with a keen eye for innovation and detail, having a vast experience in varied industries like academia, publishing, hospitality, retail and CSR. She has successfully spearheaded the launch of luxury boutique hotels, bookstores and an art gallery. Her passion for art and literature has led Atika to effectively curate and strategise events across various international platforms. Born out of a love for books, her boutique PR & Brand Communication consultancy has a specialist expertise in the publishing sector. With an experience spanning over two decades in the industry, the consultancy creates and implements results-driven media and promotion campaigns for individual authors, publishing houses, and literary organizations.

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