15 Books Everyone Should Read
A reader lives a thousand lives. Only those who are fond of books and take some time out from their busy routines to read books can understand.
(By: Anne Frank (Author), B.M. Mooyaart (Translator), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction) )
A book which will not only leave it to mark on your mind but also will make you feel the worth of peace, harmony, and freedom. The Diary of a Young Girl is a diary of Anne Frank who was a 13 years old girl from Amsterdam.
She and her family flew from Amsterdam before the occupation of Nazi over Holland in 1942. This book is based on the story of a 13-year-old girl who was in the refuge of an old office building cut off from the outside world.
She faced hunger, boredom and the fear of getting caught and killed by the Nazis for more than two years. This book is one of its kind and will take you to a ride of amusement, emotions, and agony.
(By: M.J. Ryan )
This book is for the optimistic people and for those who wants to be optimistic in their lives.
This book is comprised of many essays and practical suggestions that will teach you only how to see the half glass is full. The extended name of this book is Attitudes of Gratitude:
How to Give and Receive Joy Everyday of your Life. That clearly shows that this book is all about spreading love and harmony among your loved ones. Take this book home and read it every morning, you will feel younger, happier and healthier while indulging in the candid stories of this book.
(By: Stephen R. Covey )
Want to know the secrets of the highly effective people of the world. This book holds the key of that.
A classical piece by the Stephen R. Covey in which he prescribed a holistic, integrated, principle-centered and focused approach that is making the people very efficient over others, than others.
In this book, you will find a step-by-step pathway that will lead you towards a healthy, fair, integrated and full of dignity life that is important to have effective personality.
(By: Eckhart Tolle )
This central idea of this book is very simple yet very effective. That is why it was No.1 New York Times bestseller book. This book is written by Eckhart Tolle in which he is highlighting the path of true happiness enlighten.
According to Eckhart, living in the now is a genuine path to happiness and enlightenment. This book is the 229-page guidance of happiness that everyone should have on his shelf.
(By: Viktor E. Frankl )
According to the writer of this book Viktor Frankl, we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it and move forward with renewed purpose. And this is exactly what he has discussed in his book.
Viktor was a victim of Nazi cruelty from 1942 to 1945 when he lost his parents, brother and pregnant wife. He was in the Nazi death camps and has shared his experiences and the inspiration behind his survival from that camp in this book.
(By: Roberto Bolaño )
This book is Juliet for the Romeos of fiction books. Completed in 2003, this book by Robert Bolano is one of the finest novel and books of the 20th century.
Filled with horror, chaos, depravity, brilliance and beauty, is tailor-made for the fiction books lovers. This book is comprised of different genres and styles which are correlating with each other and making it the best ever written fiction book.
(By: J. M. Coetzee )
A finely crafted like a sharp knife passing through a piece of raw flesh. Those who think that they have a stone heart, this book is only for them. The uneasiness and suspense from the first page till the climax, this book is the one which will keep you on the edge of your seats.
Written by the J. M. Coetzee, this book is the prejudice of gender, sexuality, class and race.
(By: Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt )
This book is more of a guide that will transform your relationships and make it stronger than ever. This book is based on ten truths that will change the relation and will make it the one that you have ever wanted.
In every chapter of this book, the authors Harville and Helen introduced a truth of life like a frustration is a wish in disguise, incompatibility is grounds for marriage or the conflicts are growth trying to happen.
(By: Vladimir Nabokov )
Although this is a book which you should keep away from the kids, this book is worth reading for every adult. Based on the pedophile’s obsession and frankly gross relationship with a little girl, Lolita is the deftest and beautifully written book.
This book is written by the Vladimir Nabakov and he doesn’t want this book to be claimed as a morality tale or the love story. He just depicted a despicable pervert in his book and the reader cannot help himself enjoying reading this.
(By: Kazuo Ishiguro )
This book is a subtle sci-fi and a story about youth, freedom, and lots of other good things. One of the most honest reviews that I found about this book is that if a person plans to fall in love with another person, the book Never Let Me Go is must read for him.
This book deals with the love and disappointments that will take you on a magical ride of transformative experiences, and you will rush to read the next chapter of this book as quick as possible.
(By: Maya Angelou )
This book is basically one of the most read books. It is an autobiography written about the early days of American poet and writer Maya Angelou. This is a coming-of-age story that perfectly depicts how the power of character and the love of literature can eradicate the trauma and racism.
This book starts on a very happy note where we find a three-year-old Maya Angelou and her big brother are sent to live with their grandmother at Stamps, Arkansas and ends on a very realistic note where we meet a sixteen-year-old mature Maya who is a mother of a child. In this book, we see Maya going through a plenty of trials and turbulences.
She transforms from a victim to a warrior. She fights off racism, inferiority complex and melancholy. This book is a must-read. We highly recommend you to read it. It is both heartbreaking and encouraging at the same time.
(By: Harper Lee )
One of the most famous books of all time. This book is indeed a masterpiece created by Harper in 1960. This novel made Harper Lee won a Pulitzer Prize. It even became a classic of modern American literature, which is incredible.
This book consists of characters who are loosely based on Harper Lee's strong observations of her neighbors, family and an event that took place near Monroeville, Alabama, her hometown, when she was barely 10 years old.
The novel garnered a lot of appreciation from the literary critics because of its warmth and humor. Though the author discussed the serious issues of racial inequality and rape in this book, still people embraced it, which is rarely seen.
(By: Travis Bradberry )
Endorsed by Dalai Lama, this book has a lot to offer you. This is an award-winning bestseller written by Travis Bradberry to guide people about the importance of emotional intelligence.
People always focus on enhancing their intelligence quotient (IQ) but they hardly focus on increasing their emotional intelligence (EQ) which is what Travis wanted people to avoid doing.
He wanted people to understand the fact that emotional intelligence is extremely important to attain success. He wanted people to know that emotional intelligence helps us know how to use self-management, relationship management, social awareness, and self-awareness to achieve our goals and unlock our true potential.
(By: Anne Lamott )
This book illustrates the journey of an author who fought with all the odds and learned the art of believing in God and herself. This book is a mixture of humor, passion, and insight. Try it. You will like it.
(By: Marcus Buckingham )
This is one of those books that make us realize how necessary it is to develop our strengths to achieve success in life. This book instills this fact in our mind that our strengths lead us to professional and personal success not our weakness. Therefore, we should work on strengths more than weaknesses, if we want to evolve in our life.
ConclusionBooks are the men’s best friend because it teaches him a lot that without any self-interest. They remain with you forever, and the books that I mentioned above are all capable of transforming your life because a reader lives thousand lives and who knows this is just your first!
- Article Updated on April 6 2017 : added more books to the list.
This article is contributed by Kevin Albee and Ashley Albert.
Kevin Albee is a Master’s in Literature from the Brooklyn University and a professional blogger on the books and other jobs related to writing. His passion and dedication for Paperomatic writing are beyond the words that is why he is running his online education portal where he teaches how to write well.
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