A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. -William Styron. Novels are the best thing that ever happened to me(I’m sure all book lovers could relate to it). A book is a magical thing, it lets you travel to places without leaving your chair. The story surprises you as to where next the author will help you travel. Books shape us as to the way we are today. Novels let us see the world through someone else’s eyes, and visit places we might never otherwise go. Books teach us about love, sass, heartbreak, friendship, war, social injustice, and almost about everything else.
These novels are a must read at least once in your life (TBH, you could grab these books even when you are 70, they are that awesome).
1. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes- the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder(all our favourites) shares as only she can how saying YES for one year changed her life- and how it can change yours, too. In every transparent, witty way and along with the right amount of humor, Shonda shows us how to become comfortable with the uncomfortable and how our life can transform with just a simple word YES!
2. The Personal Touch by Terrie Williams
When we fail, our dreams seem to be way out of reach. Terrie Williams, president of the renowned public relations agency that bears her name, tells her incredible story and shares simple and inspiring strategies that anyone could use to achieve their goals and dreams. Basically, we learn that it doesn’t matter where you start from or how but you can make your goals and dreams reality with just a little bit of the personal touch.
3. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
Well, this is far from a light read but it’s one of the first novels I’d suggest anyone who asks for a book recommendation because it really packs a punch. The novel teaches us the gift of being alive and reminds us that every moment counts. His clear direct prose will grab hold of you and teaches us that life is a gift and we have to live through it with all it’s trials and triumphs.
4. Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis
This novel will make you laugh out really hard. Just when you think you have read the punch line, you get in the gut again. This is a three hundred page joke about yourself and probably the joke might be the only truth.
5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This novel is humorous and brutally honest, it looks critically at social issues of class, race, sex, politics and ironic injustice of American legal system.
6. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
This novel is about inspiration packed in punch that could transform your life in the best possible way. Richard Bach’s literary words make you want to live life with positivity loaded.
7. Notes to Myself by Hugh Parker
The book serves as a beginning for the reader’s exploration of his or her own life and as treasury of thoughtful and insightful reminders. You could totally relate to this novel.
8. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
The celebrated author of The Alchemist, here describes the dazzling story of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and deliverance, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a new opportunity. Paulo questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal.
9. O’s Little Book of Happiness by Oprah Winfrey
If short stories are the thing for you then here’s your pick. Oprah’s nailed it in this novel yet again, it is an absolutely amazing read.
10. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
If you are a true romantic then this one is a sure grab for you. Here the author describes the undying love of two lovers.
Pick up a copy of these options and let me know you opinions. I know there are TONS out there which are also amazing; so feel free to share what books have allowed you to succeed and drop in your suggestions below. Till then, keep reading and don’t forget to subscribe us.