Love is an emotion of exultation, of extreme happiness, bordering on delirium and superficial onlookers may term it as insane, as many things of the heart are so readily termed. As far as books are concerned, the most popular of the love stories are the oft-repeated boy-girl romance sagas.
Look at the most downloaded book of love stories, written by A Bushman called, quite simply, A Love Story. The book has seen a sizeable 847 downloads until now, which tells a lot about the weight that the word ‘love’ carries.
Who doesn’t like a tinge of mystery and murder to a love story? Love on the Rocks by Ismita Tandon Dhanker explores the same formula from a new angle. This has certainly reaped rewards for the book that has been downloaded 715 times, until the time of writing.
We recently celebrated the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Dickens, and if our eBook download meter is any indicator, Mr. Dickens still charms a new generation of readers, as we have witnessed. The Charles Dickens’ book The Battle of Life: A Love Story has been downloaded 553 times, making it one of the most downloaded eBook by a 19th century writer.
Mr. Dickens is however not alone, we have the great Leo Tolstoy’s tale of a doomed love that has found many takers too. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy has been downloaded 471 times already, and that is an impressive number for a novel that was first released as a series in a periodical, somewhere between 1873 and 1877.
Coming back to our modern times, we have Sanjeev Ranjan question the popular perceptions of the boy-girl romance in his book In Course of True Love! The book has been downloaded 559 times within a month of its addition to the eBook list. Love makes the world go round? It is certainly so in the book reading world.