"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one." quite aptly put by George R.R. Martin. Books are a resource to satisfy your curiosity, a valuable asset to deepen your knowledge, and to know more about the world. Wondering where to start from? Don't worry, here's a list to get you started!
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This book is about a brave young man who goes through a lot of struggle, receives learning from all of those, and continues his mission on a hunt for a treasure. One thing I forgot to add here: the universe helps him out too, in this conquest!
The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
An all-time classic involves a story of a fictional lawyer mentoring his colleague on how to live a simple, satisfactory, and purposeful life. How did the lawyer enrich his cerebral functioning? By letting go of the fortune accumulated over the years from his career, moving to the Himalayas to imbibe spiritual virtues, and selling his beloved Red Ferrari!
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
A must-have read for people thinking of entering finance-based professions. As per the title, the author talks about two dads (his birth father being the poor one) and juxtaposes the advice he receives from both individuals, about the priorities on money-making, assets and liabilities. Check out this book to know how you can make money work for you, generate multiple sources to keep your cash-flow 'positive,' and ways to earn passive income (by emphasizing the time of 5 PM - 9 AM)
The Shining by Stephen King
If you are into the genre of horror, then this is the paragon of them. The story revolves around the Torrance family. Jack, the main lead, is offered a responsibility to be a caretaker for the isolated Overlook Hotel during the winter off-season. The hotel had already witnessed a mad manager killing his family and then himself; this was informed to the coming family. Danny, the 5-year kid, has a unique ability called "the shining," where he can supernaturally communicate via telepathy and can get a view of the future events and happenings. Jack is struggling with alcoholism, and anger-related issues, is now under a restricted environment and feels to make his kid disable, the second time. Read how the kid goes through the trauma of his dad, along with the nightmares he experiences of the old haunting stories of the hotel. Recommended: Do not read this book at night!
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Just a small, but necessary disclaimer: This is not a "get-rich-quick" scheme! This book is an ideal one to absorb motivation from, how you can suppress the negativity embedded in your life, and create a sense of optimism in what you do. The ideas discussed inside also tell us to explore our fullest potential for any goal that we make and dedicate to the ultimate passion that comes from within. Suitable for personal development.
The Go-Giver by Bob Burg
A heartwarming fable that entails a set of principles called "The 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success." How does the lead character (Joe) of the story get acquainted by all this? With a profoundly knowledgeable and enigmatic person, called Pindar (a legendary consultant of his time). Joe meets many influential leaders (the tag 'influential' is not ranked by their assets or controlling power though, by their merit of 'giving') and learns the significance of sharing whatever you can, to the community. To be precise, the book justifies the old yet popular proverb: "Give, and you shall receive."
Well, that was a comprehensive list, indeed. But, don't end reading the blog just because the text has come to an end. Give it a purpose, make a goal. Remember, sharing works. Read any of the books given out here and share your opinion of it (in the comments). Don't take it as a task, take it as an opportunity. The outcomes: experiment with your writing style, add good vocab, revise what you learnt and more importantly, strengthen your English!
Thank you for going through my blog. Any book you think I missed out here, or want me to share thoughts upon? Feel free to ask. "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." – Margaret Fuller.
Part-2 to be up soon.