If you don’t have enough time to read the entire book, then after giving a brief 10-minute book overview, a book can be a great tool for you to advance your skills. These summaries are rather straightforward. so that you won’t run into any issues grasping the book’s guiding principles in the quickest manner conceivable.

Here are the summaries of 4 books-

1. The Girl In The Train

Three women’s stories are intertwined in the psychological suspense novel The Girl on the Train.

Alcoholism affects Rachel Watson. Rachel frequently binges drinks and has blackouts. Her drinking led to her being sacked from her work. Rachel continues to go from Ashbury to Euston every morning and back as if she were still working out of fear of telling her roommate Cathy the truth. She enjoys travelling by rail.

Every day at the usual time, Rachel takes the regular passenger train.

Knowing that it will always wait at the same signal in front of a row of backyard gardens, she is certain of this. In one of the homes, she has even begun to feel a connection to the residents. Her name for them is “Jess and Jason.” In her eyes, everything about their lives is ideal.

Rachel could be so delighted if she could only. She then notices an unexpected sight. Even though the train won’t move for another minute, that’s ample time. The world has altered since then. Now that she can participate in the lives she has only previously observed, Rachel can. Now they’ll understand that she is so much more than simply the girl on the train.

The Girl On The Train

Author: Paula Hawkins

2. Lifting The Veil

The most contentious feminist author from India, Lifting the Veil is a brave and irreverent compilation of the literature. 

These tales celebrate existence in all its complexity, from a woman who refuses to wed the man she loves in order to retain her freedom to a Hindu and a Muslim teenager torn apart by social pressures, to eye-opening first-hand accounts of the obscenity charges the author faced in court for the tales contained in this book.

Lifting the Veil is a wonderfully hilarious and forthright documentary that explores the power of female sexuality while subtly exposing the covert oppressions of middle-class existence. Ismat Chughtai was a rare and radical storyteller born years ahead of her time in 1940s India, an unusual environment for female insurrection.

Lifting the veil Introduction by the winner of the 2018 Womens Prize for Fiction Kamila Shamsie by Chughtai, Ismat

Author: Ismat Chughtai

3. The Invisible Man

A young black man from the South is the subject of the novel Invisible Man, who is not quite aware of the existence of racism. He enrols in college, full of optimism for the future, only to be dismissed after exposing the true, unsavoury side of black life to one of the white donors.

He relocates to Harlem and joins the Brotherhood, the communist party, as an orator. Being caught up in a world he doesn’t completely recognise, he is both admired and challenged in his position. His interactions with several individuals and circumstances while working for the organisation gradually push him to confront the reality of racism and his own lack of identity.

He becomes involved in a brawl that sends him to a manhole as racial tensions in Harlem escalate. He starts to comprehend who he is and how invisible he is in the darkness and loneliness of the manhole. When he has done writing his story, which serves as the novel’s main body, he makes a promise to reenter society.

The Invisible Man

Author: Ralph Ellison

4. A Woman In Berlin

The Red Army captured Berlin over the period of 20 April to 22 June 1945, and this book chronicles those events. The author recalls the frequent rapes committed by Soviet soldiers, including her own, and the women’s practical survival strategies, frequently enlisting the assistance of Soviet authorities.

As Berlin was taken over by the Russian army in 1945, a young woman documented daily life in her apartment building and among its tenants for eight weeks. The unidentified author portrays her fellow Berliners in all their compassion and cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and later by the Russians, “with stark honesty and savage lyricism” (Elle).

The story of “A Woman in Berlin” explores the complicated interactions between residents and an occupying force as well as the degrading atrocities that women in a conquered city consistently endure, regardless of their age or state of health.

After the 1954 release of the first English edition in the United States, which was a huge hit, translations into Dutch, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Japanese, and now Persian was released quickly. Germans either “ignored or hated” the book when it was ultimately published there in 1959. In her lifetime, the author vehemently objected to the publication of another edition.

A Woman in Berlin by Marta Hillers

Author: Marta Hillers