As the new year begins, the first thing every book reader does is to make a list of books to read in the upcoming months. Though there will be books added on the fly, still every avid reader looks for some book recommendations to get started. Here we discuss the 10 books to read that can change the way you see the world. These books have been highly successful in impacting the thousands of lives and has the potential to change your perspective as well. This list includes the books for all important aspects of the life, from politics to spiritual enlightenment, business to money matters etc. It includes classics from the 1950s and few recent releases. So let’s get started.
Books to read:
Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari:
A brief history of humankind, published in 2011 by Yuval Noah Harari, a well-known historian. This non-fiction book which is considered best of his work is pretty much about everything around you. Yuval tells us the story of the humankind all the way from the beginning to this internet age. He describes the process of evolution, how time took turns, the rise of politics, communication, writing, agriculture, trade, money
Animal Farm By George Orwell
George Orwell is known for writing dystopian novels. Animal Farm, a fiction published in 1945, is about a farm, where the animals start a revolution against men and take over the farm. They start running the farm all by themselves. The story proceeds where pigs take over the governance and eventually start abusing the power. The book shows the power abuse in politics. If you want to get a good picture of how political systems work, this book is for you. This story resonates the Russian revolution and Stalinist Russia. This book is a pretty short read. Here is my detailed review of Animal Farm and the lessons it teach.
1984 By George Orwell
Another dystopian fiction by George published in 1949 in which he tells a story where the government watches every moment of citizens. The author anticipates the structure of future government in this story. It was named 1984 because the setting of the story is in 1984. Though that didn’t exactly happen in 1984, you’ll see out how his anticipations came true. I had it in my first list of books to read. Here is my detailed review of 1984 By George Orwell.
On the facts and reality
Factfulness By Hans Rosling:
This book by Hans Rosling is about the 10 ways we are wrong about the world. The author takes on the real data as proof and tells us how wrong we are about the world. Things are not as bad as they might seem, the world is getting a lot better every day. Hans also tells us the different instincts of man which prevents him to think clearly and take wrong decisions. Also, he tells the ways to control these instincts.
On money matters
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
This bestseller is about money matters. It doesn’t tell you how to become a billionaire overnight. But it teaches you few simple concepts on money making and handling personal finances. These concepts are easy to follow, all you need is to read and keep those in mind.
The Power of Now By Eckhart Tolle
A guide to spiritual enlightenment. This book was published in 1997 by a well known spiritual teacher. It is always in the list of books to read for an avid reader. It tells on how to find your inner peace, insisting on living in the present moment and not to dwell in past and future. The author talks about mindfulness living and the ways of meditation to achieve that. This book should be on the top of your to-read list if you are having hard times finding your inner peace.
The subtle art of not giving a f*ck by Mark Manson
Mark Manson was a blogger who eventually wrote a book out of his blogs. It is a slightly non-traditional self-help guide for anyone who needs little inspiration for self-development. The philosophy of mark is different than the traditional self-help books and it makes real sense in current times. His ideas are very practical and logical.
On work & business
Essentialism By Greg Mckeown
I read this book a while ago and I took some major personal & business decisions after reading this book and they went really well. So, it is tested. This book tells us about managing the time to be productive. About reducing clutter from your life and schedule and making time for the important things. If you are having
For the tough times
Man’s search for meaning by Viktor E Frankl
The author of this book was a Holocaust survivor who wrote his experiences of the concentration camps during Nazi Germany. He tells his story which kept him alive and motivated during those times. If you are having a difficult time in any part of your life, his story will inspire you to do your best and make you grateful for what you have.
On skill development
How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
Title of this book explains a lot, and this is not just a catchy title. The content of the book does the justice to the title. The author discusses the human psychology and tells the way you should be communicating and handling people of all types. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn better ways for dealing with people in any part of life.
Which books made a significant impact on your life? Share your views with us in the comments section below and let us know what is on your list of books to read. You can contact us if you have any questions or requests. You can also follow me on Goodreads for my reading lists.