7 books Sonam Kapoor really wants you to read Advertisement

7 books Sonam Kapoor really wants you to read

Sonam's hobbies extend beyond fashion

By ELLE team  August 9th, 2017

If Sonam Kapoor’s Koffee With Karan interviews are anything to go by, she’s tried to drop a hint that she’s not just highly fashionable, she’s also an incurable book worm. Not the type that tries to pass off airport thrillers as her favourite reads either. Sonam’s a straight-up nerd. It doesn’t matter what genre or author, if it’s got compelling words, Sonam will find it and read it.

While stalking through her Instagram, we discovered that the only thing she gets gifted more than bags is books. Like that time she was sent Deepak Chopra’s version of the Kama Sutra along with some Jane Austin favourites and a book on Hollywood’s most infamous murders.

A post shared by sonamkapoor (@sonamkapoor) on Jun 7, 2016 at 7:08am PDT

If you love her fashion choices, we’re guessing you’ll fall in love with her personal library too.

Sonam Kapoor’s favourite books

Maharanis: Women of Royal India Book by K. G. Pramod Kumar

The book was a gift from designer and photography enthusiast, JJ Valaya. the gift package also included his book Decoded Paradox, a coffee-table book featuring his photos.  

The Village of Pointless Conversation by Kersi Khambatta

For a change, this was a book inspired by a movie (though, not one that starred Sonam herself). Khambatta wrote The Village of Pointless Conversation after working on Homi Adajania's Finding Fanny. Just in case you missed the movie.

Bitter Fruit: The Very Best Of Saadat Hasan Manto

If you've been invited to Sonam Kapoor's birthday, you already know what to gift her: bags or books. Or a bag filled with books. Aware of her insatiable reading appetite, her godfather sent Sonam this mini-library to devour:

Bitter Fruit: The Very Best Of Saadat Hasan Manto

Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Coctaeu

Present Laughter: Anthology of Modern Comic Fiction edited by Malcolm Bradbury

The Vision Of Elena Silves by Nicholas Shakespeare

Ideal by Ayn Rand

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Sonam seems to have tapped into the powers of the universe with this how-to guide. 

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Between confessing that the Bhagavad Gita is one of her favourite books and posting quotes from this philosophical classic, it seems that Sonam has had more than one existential crisis.

Bijnis Woman by Tanuja Chandra

For some light holiday reading, Sonam picked a collection of short stories from Uttar Pradesh to take with her to Paris