Top 10 Books to Read in a Lifetime from Amazon’s Books Editors
We have all heard this phrase a lot of times that books are a man’s best friend. How true is that? The answer lies in the amount of knowledge one can gain from books and the fact that these learnings stay with them for a lifetime. Those who enjoy reading get wiser with every book they read.
This article lists the 10 best books chosen by Amazon’s book editors for you to read at least once in a lifetime and also the reasons for which you should read them. Here is the list of the top 10 books to read in a lifetime.
- 1 The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, by Joseph Murphy:
- 2 Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill:
- 3 Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind, by Yuval Noah Harari:
- 4 The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho:
- 5 Wings of Fire:
- 6 Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E Frankl:
- 7 The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway:
- 8 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by R. Stephen Covey:
- 9 To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee:
- 10 Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn:
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, by Joseph Murphy:
Joseph Murphy was ordained in Religious Science and Divine Science. This book of his on your subconscious mind’s wonders will completely change your outlook towards everything in life. There is a lot of wisdom in this book that will leave your charged with positive energy. You will get to know how to train your mind to do everything as you want it to do. Getting rid of stubborn habits and phobias is also something you will master after knowing about the workings of your subconscious mind with the help of this book.
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill:
Napoleon Hill is an American journalist, lecturer as well as an author and has written many self-help books. In this book, Napoleon tells you techniques which are actionable and will get you better at doing even the smallest of things. The author has put down all his research on rich people and the methods that helped them be this successful. He has used some real-life examples in the book for you to relate to the principles that he has formulated from the thousands of answers he got from the successful people he interviewed. Needless to say, it is your textbook for the techniques to be rich and wealthy.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind, by Yuval Noah Harari:
Dr. Yuval Noah is a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In this book, the author has wonderfully described the journey of humans from the times when they were insignificant apes to the time when they have become the rulers of the world. As the name states, this book brings to its readers the history of mankind right from the start to the current condition.
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho:
Paulo Coelho was earlier a lyricist and theatre director who left all of that to become an author. In this book, Paulo has narrated the story of an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels from Spain to Egypt in the search of the treasure in the Egyptian pyramids that he dreamed about. On his way, the boy meets a lot of spiritual messengers through which Paulo gives you many life lessons and finally an Alchemist where he further discovers a lot more about soul and the importance of staying true to one’s dreams.
Wings of Fire:
An Autobiography of Abdul Kalam, by Arun Tiwari: Mr. Arun Tiwari was a colleague of Dr. Abdul Kalam and well, we all know who was Mr. Kalam. This is an autobiography of the most admired man in the history of the nation, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Azad. He was the 11th President of India and played a major role in bringing India’s missile program to life. The book is full of his life experiences, his favorite and personal moments and valuable insights from him which inspire every human being to overcome all the obstacles they face in life and fulfill their dreams against all odds.
Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E Frankl:
Viktor Frankl was a psychologist and neurologist who dedicated his life to saving people from suicidal depression. In his book, Viktor has used his experiences of surviving a holocaust to talk about these events. This is a good influential book which will give hope to people and help them survive even the most brutal situations in life.
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway:
Ernest Hemingway was a reporter at the Greco-Turkish war and later quit journalism to regain his peace by writing books of his own. This thriller book kind of revolves around the author’s life during the war. The story is about an old fisherman from Cuba who fights with a marlin and the story continues about the fisherman’s other adventures in the sea.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by R. Stephen Covey:
Stephen R Covey is a graduate from the Harvard University who studies Business Administration as well as Religious Education, In this book, Stephen talks about the balance between character traits and personality traits and of course the 7 habits that highly effective people possess. The author has talked about being independent as well as interdependent and the importance of values like honesty, integrity, and courage. All these values when infused with habits have the power of helping a man to grow into his best self.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee:
Harper Lee was from Alabama and had studied law. She won many literary prizes for her work. In one of the finest novels. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, the author beautifully describes the problems of racism in the year 1930 and the tragedy of the ‘Great Depression’. The story has good humor and all the right kinds of characters that will keep you engaged throughout the journey on which the book takes you as you read it.
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn:
Gillian Flynn is a former television critic who has written two other amazing novels. In this thriller novel, the author has built the story about the strained married relationship between two people and then ultimately the wife goes missing. The plots in the novel are filled with suspense and that is what the novel is built on. It is the perfect juicy novel for someone who loves such writings.