Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Perspective About Life

“Books are our Best friends”…Indeed they are! And just like best friends, few books hold your hand to pave your way through the unprecedented ways of life. Again welcoming our avid readers we present a list of the top 10 Books that are surely going to change your perspective about life and will give you a different outlook towards this, not so cruel world.

Also, a few of our favorite lines from each book are written along to give you a brief idea about the Book.

The Power of Now

By Eckhart Tolle

“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”

To all the spiritual freaks out there this book is the ultimate read to take you on an enlightening spiritual journey. Having many simple principles and platitudes, it definitely liberates your mind. Whenever you feel a little down this book is a complete therapy in itself, to lighten up your soul.

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

By Hector Garcia and Francese Miralle

“Essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

Ikigai simply means ‘a reason for living’ in Japanese. This book does contain some scientific references but in such a manner that it’s quite easy to grasp. ‘Ikigai’ will aid you in living a happy, complacent, active, and long life.

Who Will Cry When You Die?

By Robin Sharma

“Kindness, quite simply, is the rent we must pay for the space we occupy on this planet.”

This book by Robin Sharma is out of those self-help books which we all need. It is again an easy read offering 101 different solutions to some of the common problems we all have in our lives. As an old Sanskrit saying says; ‘When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

“…when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too”

The Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho, as you know, has a devoted following all around the world. This book is the realization of how a boy named Santiago paves the way to the utmost truth that the ‘Soul of God’ is in its true essence ‘his own soul’.

Three Thousand Stitches

By Sudha Murty

“We all lose a  few battles in our lives, but still we can win the war.”

How can we forget to add an Indian author to the list? Sudha Murty again with her lucid style of writing will amaze you. This book is a super quick read, stories from her life, trying to eradicate the Devadasi system to being the only female student in an engineering college will surely give you a view of life as a war comprising small battles which we fight every day.

A Life Without Pants

By Somesh Mittal

“The least possible way to find happiness is to look for it.”

Yes, here adding another Indian author to the list. A Life Without Pants manifests some paradoxes of life. It’s a fun read that’ll open new windows for you that show some thoughts and statements that seem to be simple but are wrapped in their own paradox…a meaning beyond words.

The Road Less Travelled

By M. Scott Peck

“The only real security in life lies in realizing that life’s insecure.”

The Road Less Travelled takes you on a journey of self-realization. We can definitely say that if we humans could adopt a few out of all the suggestions given in the book, the world would surely become a better place to live in.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Harari 

“You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death.”

You might expect this book to be some kind of biology and evolution guide but no it’s something more than that. It will give you a sense that why Sapiens…yes we humans!  Dominated the world and what makes us brilliant as a species. It puts forth not only the history but the future of humankind in a never-ending manner.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Paulo Coelho

“Winners aren’t afraid of losing but losers are.

Failure is a part of the process of success,

People who avoid failure also avoid success.”

The ultimate Personal finance guide in this book is for you if you want to know what the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class don’t. It is the story of Robert growing up with two dads; his rich father and his best friend’s poor father. It will lead to a speculative change in your mindset about making money in this real world.

The Godfather

By Mario Puzo

“The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with a gun.”

The Godfather by Mario Puzo is the classic novel that inspired the legendary American film known to be the greatest crime film of all time. If you are into thrillers, do give it a chance to play with your mind and in the process, you’ll learn how no man can stay on the top forever.

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