10 Bestselling Durjoy Datta Books Of All Time

Bestselling Durjoy Datta Books Of All Time

Durjoy Datta is an Indian bestselling novelist who has won the hearts of the young Indian audience. Apart from writing teenage love stories, he also indulges in screenwriting and running a publishing house. He is also one of the many motivational speakers at TEDx conferences in colleges across India. Datta started his writing career while pursuing his final year of engineering. Ever since his books have been topping bestselling lists across the world.

In 2009, The Times of India recognized Datta as a young achiever. Whistling Woods International also chose him as a young achiever in the field of Media and Communication in 2011. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Teacher’s Achievement Award. Read on to know more about Durjoy Datta’s best books.

1. Of Course, I Love You

Of Course, I Love You
Of Course, I Love You

Written in collaboration with Maanvi Ahuja, Of Course, I Love You is a youth-centric novel. Discussing the concepts of love, breakup, turmoil, and friendship, the tale revolves around Debashish, a Delhi lad who takes pride in his multiple love interests. Real love didn’t exist for Debashish until he met Avantika who turned his life upside down and ultimately dumped him. The book explores love, fantasy, heartbreak, and frustration, all of which one can relate to.

Year Of Publication: 2008

Rated: 4.0/5

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2. Now That You’re Rich

Now That You're Rich
Now That You’re Rich

A bestseller by Durjoy Datta, Now That You’re Rich is a tale that revolves around four overachieving nerds who land themselves in jobs that pay them higher than their spending. Things become twisted when Abhi, Garima, Saurav, and Shruthi start working under bosses who are straight out of hell. As the matters of love and work proceed, things become even worse and ultimately, the time of recession drifts the once close friends apart.

Year Of Publication: 2009

Rated: 4.0/5

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3. Wish I Could Tell You

Wish I Could Tell You
Wish I Could Tell You

Wish I Could Tell You revolves around a small world of a charity organization. Anusha is struggling to cope up with her heartbreak which has left her completely disillusioned by the idea of love. The story makes use of a language that is simple and fluid and hence the book can be easily picked up by a beginner level reader. That being said, the book isn’t only meant for beginners. It will also find appeal with voracious readers or lovers of literary fiction. 

Year Of Publication: 2010

Rated: 4.5/5

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4. Oh Yes, I’m Single

Oh Yes I'm Single
Oh Yes, I’m Single

Co-authored by Niti, Oh Yes, I’m Single exhibits the reality of modern relationships and how staying in love is the actual test. The story is based on a Casanova who goes through a series of relationships and is still unsure of who is the right one for him. A girl named Natasha breaks his heart and leaves him depressed. This is the time when his ex-girlfriend, Manika returns to take care of him. This emotional rollercoaster will unravel love, laughter, and tears.

Year Of Publication: 2011

Rated: 4.0/5

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5. The Boy Who Loved

The Boy Who Loved
The Boy Who Loved

Wonderfully realistic yet dangerously unreal, The Boy Who Loved is about an introvert boy named Raghu who lives with the guilt of letting his closest friend drown in the school’s swimming pool. He punishes himself by hiding the reality from the world and shying away from love and friendship. However, no matter how hard he tried to resist, his fascination towards Brahmi was only growing with time. One of the best books by Durjoy Datta, if you’re looking to read something warm and romantic while equally dark, edgy and quirky then this is the right choice.

Year Of Publication: 2011

Rated: 4.5/5

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6. You Were My Crush

You were my crush
You Were My Crush

Written in partnership with Orvana Ghai, You Were My Crush is a novel that accounts the transformation of Benoy, a spoilt brat. His life seems perfect on the outside but the reality is that he suffers every day on the inside. Benoy journeys from being a reckless boy to a responsible and sincere man with the help of Diya, the love of his life. The book illustrates meaningful messages relating to family, love, and life.

Year Of Publication: 2011

Rated: 4.3/5

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7. Till The Last Breath

Till The Last Breath
Till The Last Breath

Pacing towards death, Till the Last Breath is a story about two diverse patients brought together in a hospital room. One of the patients is a nineteen-year-old medical student who is suffering from a fatal disease and the other is a twenty-five-year-old drug addict who is suffering from multiple organ failure. As their doctors bend the rules of medicines and even their ethics to keep them breathing, the two share their tragic and inspiring stories. The book is sure to swell up your throat with its emotional storyline.

Year Of Publication: 2012

Rated: 4.4/5

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8. If It’s Not Forever, It’s Not Love

If It’s Not Forever, It's Not Love
If It’s Not Forever

The eighth book on our list of the best books by Durjoy Datta, this one was written in collaboration with Nikita Singh. If It’s Not Forever, It’s Not Love is a novel that starts with Deb escaping a bomb blast at Chandni Chowk. Scarred and haunted, Deb visits the blast’s site again and finds a half-burnt dairy written by someone who died on that fateful day. He decides to journey with his friend, Shrey and girlfriend, Avantika to hand over the dairy to the man’s beloved mentioned in the diary. The book reflects the essence of love and responsibility.

Year Of Publication: 2012

Rated: 4.3/5

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9. The Girl of My Dreams

The Girl of My Dreams
The Girl of My Dreams

A thriller genre by Durjoy Datta, The Girl of My Dreams is about a the protagonist Daman Roy, who is frustrated with his job, and wants to be a writer. Waking up from a long coma, Daman learns that he was in a massive car crash with a girl who vanished soon after the accident, leaving him for dead. Strangely, all he remembers is a hazy face, her hypnotic eyes, and her name-Shreyasi.

Year Of Publication: 2013

Rated: 4.3/5

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10. Our Impossible Love

Our Impossible Love
Our Impossible Love

Centered on the growing years of Aisha, Our Impossible Love is a novel that accounts her journey to self-discovery and romance. Aisha comes from a close-knit family of four, an ailing mother, a father who works in a different city and a brother. Aisha’s life turns into a nightmare when the family discovers that her younger brother is gay. One of Durjoy Datta’s latest books. the book explores human relationships and their complexity.

Year Of Publication: 2016

Rated: 4.3/5

Awards: Crossword Book Award, Popular Choice Award, Fiction in 2017

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