Books are best described as portable magic! Books are nothing less than a living persona that grows along with you. Some books are well recommended at a certain age. If you pick up a book in your late 40’s which is actually meant to be read in your 20s, you will wonder why so much hype? Books are the best companions. Self help, entertainment, fiction, wisdom, all wrapped in a compact bundle of pages or nowadays enjoyed in the form of an E-book. There are millions of must read books. Here is a list of records that you might enjoy in the first half of your life when you are enthusiastic about life and ready to carry on whatever it has to propose to you. Miss these books and they probably would not have the same effect on you at a later age!
10. The Diary of a young Girl by Anne Frank
You might have read this book during school days as a student. But read it again now that you understand about life a bit more. The book is an inspiration and teaches us about the power of hope and faith in adverse situations. It recognizes the golden rule of victory of good over evil by saying that in life you will always find evil people or so, it is your job how you would acquire over the situation in light of goodness in you.
9. I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
This book manages to leave a mark on its readers! In the age of poverty, rape and racism, the book hits well with the emotional chords of the readers. The read is both heartbreaking and overwhelming for the readers. One can easily connect with the author, Maya and understand her predicament.
8. Attitude of Gratitude by M.J. Ryan.
In pursue of a brighter future, we forget to be thankful of the wonderful present we accept! The key to feel happy, young and healthy is to learn the art of appreciation and allow us to feel the small gifts that life offer us every day. In this process, we learn what is right and wrong for us and learn in life our life fully and with satisfaction. The volume is about all this and more.
7. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
This book teaches us to be brave and upfront to do what is right in life! A blood boiler in nature, the book manages to evoke countless emotions in a readers mind. It is grounded on the trials in America’s Deep South. A modern classic that speaks about racism and make us trust in the idiom that there is more to consider than what touches the eye. Definitely a must read for all the rebels out there.
6. Emotional Intelligence by Travis Bradberry
And you thought only IQ is important? Emotional Intelligence is one of the crucial ingredients to the potion of success. Knowing about EQ is different and knowing how to practice this special art is altogether a different ball game. It is the need of the hour to improve your lives and achieve self and social awareness. It also helps in practicing relationship management along with self management. A self help guide for the readers.
5. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
A story about love, lost and found. The author has depicted well the hardships we face and the choices we make in order to have a smooth life. The book is about deciding what or who is important in your life and understanding the actual meaning of happiness and love. The book makes you conceive in the saying, Love is like a wine, grows richer with every passing year!
4. The Last Lecture by Randy Pauch
This has been my recent favorite reads. A book that would live with me for long! The book is about Pausch, a computer science professor who is diagnosed with a chronic disease and about his lecture given in his last days of illness. Paush tell us to living in the moment and through his life excerpts teaches us to overcome the obstacles of our life. He asks us to not accept death as the end of the world and give the world what we know the best till our last breath.
3. Making Marriage Simple by Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt
Your very own personal agony aunty in a few bundles of pages! The book helps in improving your commitment issues and helps you to build strong relationships in today’s complex and dynamic environment. The author offers readers with some practical guides to transform the relationship they have to the one they want! So approaching a bright and a joyous future with your partner.
2. Joy of cooking By Irma Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker
The book was an outcome of widow’s effort to support her family. The book is now considered to be one of the best-selling cookbooks in that genre. Learn to dominate the artistry of cooking and preparing everything right from cocktails to baked pie. This serves the readers in the 30s who go on their everyday life depending on pizza and noodles. A perfect self help guide to be the master chef of your family!
1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Your very own personal financial advisory! The author stresses the importance of financial education in ones upbringing and learning to deal with finance with the right perspective and knowledge. You need to reflect on how you can afford something than wasting time on deciding you can’t! Learn to make every venture profitable even before you get off from the bed early in the morning.