10 must read books for every person in his/her 20s
If you haven’t yet lost yourself in a great novel here’s the list you have been waiting for to get started. You can always fall back on the timeless ability of these books to transport you to a different world, teaching history or even presenting a possibility of future.
Kane and Abel: Jeffrey Archer
This is Jeffrey Archer’s one of the most mind-boggling creations. Kane and Abel are individuals who fight through war, marriage, disaster and fortune…all to build up an indomitable empire. Portraying levels of human battle in their hearts, minds and on the field it soughts to resorting tactical and articulate alternatives while making room for human emotions.
Power of your Subconscious Mind: Joseph Murphy
The essential self help book that explains how to control the force of subconscious thought with the techniques of autosuggestion and visualization. Inspiring examples throughout the book attest to the effectiveness of the author’s suggested methods.
1984: George Orwell
The reason why George Orwell’s classic seventy years old 1984 still finds an unsurpassable place among readers is its dystopian world relevance. Originally intended to be largely about warnings of totalitarianism, it is now compared to a roadmap to where the world is heading amidst the disruptive scientific innovations.
The 7 habits of highly effective people: Stephen R. Covey
Covey presents an array of insights into human psychological perceptions and the way our mind shapes our reality. This is truly one series I could vouch for anyday. It lays and approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to the principles based on a character ethic which is universal and timeless.
The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini
This vivid historical fiction novel is about two young boys, Amir and Hasan, growing up in Afghanistan. Delving into conflicts in countries and self-conflicts it is a true treat to admirers of literature.
Sapiens: A brief history of Humankind- Yuval Noah Harrari
Arguably the most fascinating book I’ve ever read specifically on human evolutions. This one explores the most important revolutions that have shaped our history- the cognitive revolution, agriculture, industrial and scientific revolution.
Freedom from the known: Jiddu Krishnamurti
J. Krishnamurti does an excellent job of calling out the baggage each of us hold that keeps us from being truly free in his definition. An in-depth exploration of the idea that life as we know is a result of the pressure we are under to maintain and achieve what is expected of us by the society.\
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the galaxy: Adam Douglas
If you’re looking for a light read full of irony, satire and biting wit then this is the perfect series to get your hands on. For a science fiction, there’s not much science but a connect between cosmic ideas and the banal commonplaces of everyday life.
Rich dad poor dad: Robert Kiyosaki
A must read for those who want to get started with financial independence and planning. Not to mention that this book is #3 on the list of “top money books millionaires read”. The absence of complicated financial jargongs and extensive use of illustrations makes it an easy read.
The Bhagavad Gita
Read Bhagavad gita because it is the universal truth doctrine? Well,no. Read it because it challenges you- why is social validation so important? Who would you be if memories from the past didn’t haunt you? Read it because we are living in a world where everyday, we are fighting our own battles like the battle of Kurukshetra.