- Muna Madan by Laxmi Prasad Devkota
Muna Madan is short epic poetry(Khandakavya) written by Mahakavi Laxmi Prashad Devkota. Muna Madan is one of the most read books in Nepali literature. This is the story of each Nepali from hundreds of years. The story of Muna Madan is repeating itself each day in our life somewhere with a Nepali
2. Phool Ko Aankha Ma by Ani Choying Dolma
Phool Ko Aankha ma is an autobiography written by Writer and singer Ani Choying Drolma. It is not just an autobiography it’s a song sang by Ani Choying Drolma herself.
3. Jeevan Kada Ki Phool by Jhamak Kumari Ghimire
Jeevan Kada Ki Phool(Life is a Thorn or a Flower) is a novel written by Madan Puraskar Winner Jhamak Kumari Ghimire. Jiwan Kada Ki Phool is an autobiography where she has expressed the struggle and hardship she suffered to fulfill her desire to learn to read and write. Being born with a disability she did not stop herself from learning to read and write.
4. Shirish Ko Phool by Parijat
Shirish Ko Phool (The Blue Mimosa) is one of the most famous novels of Nepal written by Parijat (Bishnu Kumari Waiba) and was published in 1965. This novel received Madan Puraskar, for being The Best Book of The Year. The novel is highly acclaimed in Nepali literature and has also been adopted in the literature curriculum of some school/colleges in Nepal & some English speaking countries.
5. Seto Bagh by Diamond Shumsher Rana
Seto Bagh ( White Tiger) is a novel written by Diamond Shumsher Rana and was published in 1973. The novel revolves around the life of the Jagat Jung Rana, the eldest son of Jung Bahadur Rana. The novel describes Jung Bahadur Rana losing his grip over the control of the palace and also the fall of his sons and the rise of his nephews to power It has been translated into French, English, and Japanese.
6. Seto Dharti by Amar Neupane
Seto Dharti is a novel written by Amar Neupane and was published in March 2012. This book is Best Seller of that Year and got the Madan Puraskar of that year. The novel based on the painful story of the life of a nine-year-old child widow. This book reveals the bitter reality of Nepalese society.
7. Karnali Blues by Buddhi Sagar
Karnali blues is a book written by Buddhi Sagar and was published in 2010. Karnali Blues is an epic story about a young boy who travels to different phases of his life; with his parents. The story contains the naughtiness of childhood, consider his father as an amazing person and heart-breaking moments as the narrator’s father is in his death bed fighting to the death.
8. Palpasa Cafe by Narayan Wagle
Palpasa Cafe is a novel by Narayan Wagle. It was Wagle’s first book. Since its release, the book has received many honors including the highly prestigious literary award in Nepal. The book was written originally in Nepali and was later translated into English and Korean. The novel tells the story of an artist, Drishya, during the height of the Nepalese Civil-War. The story progresses ahead with unexpected twists and turns, and series of coincidences
9. Antarman Ko Yatra by Jagadish Ghimire
Antarman Ko Yatra is a Nepali novel written by Jagadish Ghimire. The book superbly presents the journey of the author since his childhood to the present in a way that the readers don’t get bored as it seems more like an adventurous movie surrounded by cheers, miseries, ups, and downs. The book also shares some lessons for organizational management in Nepal which might prove to be fruitful for the readers.
10. Arresting God In Kathmandu by Samrat Upadhyay
Arresting God In Kathmandu is a book written by Nepali-American author Samrat Upadhyay. This book was the first Nepali author writing in English to be published in the West. It is a collection of nine short stories that provide a glimpse into everyday life in Kathmandu, Nepal. It brilliantly explores the nature of desire and spirituality in a changing society.
11. Summer Love by Subin Bhattarai
Summer Love is a famous Nepali novel written by Subin Bhattarai. It was the best selling book in with an excess of 20,000 copies sold, and one of the best selling book of the year. Summer Love describes the conditions of students who fall in love during college days.