From my childhood, I love to read books. Books are my best friend and guide in my life. I can’t imagine my life without books. Reading habit has done wonder for me. Be it guiding at the time of difficulties or helping me to know myself better. Books are an inseparable part of my life.
From the many books, I have read and love to re-read them whenever I get chance are as following. And you can get a lot of thinking ray to expand your mind. Here are some of the books from the closest of my heart which will expand your mind and show you a new way of life. They are with no particular order and I love all the books equally.
THE ALCHEMIST: by Paulo Coelho
When I first heard the name of the book then I thought it is a book of science and experiments. But several times I got this book on the favorite list of many great minds. One of them is Bill Gates, the richest person in the Universe. It is a story of a shepherd boy from the Spanish province of Andalusia who dreams of traveling the world in search of treasure as desirable as any ever found. From his home, he journeys to the exotic markets of North Africa and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him. It is an unforgettable story about the essential wisdom of listening to our heart and, above all, following our dreams.
KARMA YOGA: by Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda was a great preacher of Hindu religion and saint. In this book, he reveals the karma or work’s effect on the character, what is our duty and shows us the path to complete freedom. We can’t help the world but instead we help ourself. The only way to attain complete freedom is by non-attachment in everything we do and own.
This book will give you a new perspective towards life. You will understand the truth of life and become steady and calm even in between fierce battles.
How To Stop Worrying And Start Living: by DALE CARNEGIE
This book has become my private doctor, mentor, and therapist. When I was in college I had a very bad habit of worrying about everything. My life was very poor and dissolute. Nothing interested me and I could achieve nothing in that period of my life. All i was lost in my worrying thoughts and habits.
This is the first book that taught me how to stop worry. It didn’t change me in a month or a year. But slowly and surely it brought change in me and one day i could realize that my worrying habits are gone. Of course, there are many other books who helped me to do that but this one is the primary one.
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA: by Ernest Hemingway
This is a very thin but effective book. This book is set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, a story of an old man, a young boy, and a giant fish. This is a timeless and unique vision of the beauty and grief of man’s challenge to the elements in which he lives. It is a story of vigor and courage which a man has to undergo in his life.
It shows us the heroic true nature and struggles of a human life.
THINK AND GROW RICH by Napoleon Hill
This a must read the book if you want to grow rich. Rich here is not only in the terms of money but also in every field of life. We work hard, do everything we can but do not succeed and remain poor. This book explains in details why we remain poor still trying hard.
Napoleon Hill has given his twenty-five years of youth to research and write this book. He studied thoroughly the hundreds of great American richest person’s life and thought about money. He has made certain formulas to think, act and grow immense rich which you can imagine.
RICH DAD POOR DAD by Robert T. Kiyosaki
This is the best personal finance book of all time. Here Robert has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. The general people think about earning and saving. They simply buy a big house, beautiful car and other things which they think of their great possession and asset. But according to Kiyosaki the house, car and other things only a liability that drains out our pocket. Instead of buying them we have to buy the real assets and invest in the share market.
He said, “The main reason people struggle financially is that they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them.”
MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING by Viktor E. Frankl
This is a classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust. One of the outstanding classics to emerge from the Holocaust, it is the true story of the author of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi camps.
He was a therapist and doctor. He developed his own philosophy to survive the Holocaust. And this philosophy becomes water in the draught, hope in despair to live one more day to get freedom from the hell.
THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING: by Norman Vincent Peale.
This book has literally changed my world in a better way. He is known as the father of positive thinking. This book is written to suggest techniques and to give examples which demonstrate that you do not need to be defeated by anything, that you can have peace of mind, improved health, and a never ceasing flow of energy.
Every chapter of this book gives you true peace, energy, and happiness. This is a true book to learn to preach positive thinking and achieve success in every field of life. The Power of Positive Thinking is a simple, practical, heartfelt guide to enable everyone to enjoy confidence, success, and joy.
All these books mentioned above can expand your mind immensely and can change your life in better way. These are must-read books for all. With this, I conclude my blog. Read and think and stay blessed.