I would like to start this blog by a quote of one of my favorite Novelist- “The potter head”, she say’s and I quote-
“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”– J.K. Rowling
So goes the moto of this blog. I know many of us are spending more time indoors than ever before considering the pandemic situation outside, and that means more time to dive-thru reading books or novels. I fully took advantage of that extra time as I’m a Bibliophilic person and I love reading a lot. I’ve read most business/memoir/personal development/frictional/non-frictional books that are popular. Whether you’ve promised yourself you’ll read more in the new year or you simply need an escape from the world right now, I would like open up with you, my top 10 books that has always uplifted me from may of by low situation. These are promised to help you reach your goals whether it be in business or life.
In Another Light is the fifth novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig. It won the 2004 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award, and was nominated in 2006 for the International Dublin Literary Award. The novel alternates between present-day Orkney and the 1930s in the dying days of the British Empire in Penang, British Malaya in South East Asia.
9. To Kill A Mockingbird– Harper Lee.
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, takes you through Scout Finch’s perspective of racism and prejudice in Southern America. The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee’s observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was ten.
8. Tuesdays With Morrie- Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie by American author Mitch Albom is about a series of visits Albom made to his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz, as Schwartz gradually dies of ALS.
7. The Universe Has Your Back- Gabrielle Bernstein
Each story and lesson in this book guides you to release the blocks to what you long for most: happiness, security and clear direction. Learn how to let go of the need to control so you can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom. Making the shift from fear to faith will give you a sense of power in a world that all too often makes us feel utterly powerless.
6. Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen, by Kavita Kané
Picking up a slice of Mahabharata, the epic tale of fight good and evil, justice and injustice , Kaurava and Pandav’s, Kavita Kane, the author, narrates the poignant story of the unsung hero Karna from the eyes of a lesser-known character, Urvi. The book renders a unique perspective to the venerable legend. Written in the genre of magic-realism the book reflects various aspects of Karna’s nature. His unquestionable loyalty towards Duryodhana who in turn has unconditional love for the former, the ghosts of Karna’s past and the mystery surrounding his birth are some of the themes that Kavita Kane structures her book around in this tale
5. India Grows at Night – A Liberal Case for a Strong State by Gurcharan Das
“India grows at night while the government sleeps” is an Indian expression referring to the country’s impressive economic rise despite the presence of a large, burdensome state. Gurcharan Das will explain how India’s story of private success and public failure is not sustainable and that the country’s recent growth slowdown signals the need for a strong liberal state that would ensure accountability, perform limited and well-defined functions, and base itself on the rule of law. Swami Aiyar will discuss contemporary Indian society and the prospects of Das’s proposals.
4. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father’s dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. As their parallel odysseys unravel, cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghost-like pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since World War II. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle – one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece.
3. when breath become air by Paul Kalanithi
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity – the brain – and finally into a patient and a new father. Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
A Brief History of Humankind is a book by Yuval Noah Harari, first published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011 based on a series of lectures Harari taught at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in English in 2014. The book surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, focusing on Homo sapiens. The account is situated within a framework that intersects the natural sciences with the social sciences.
1. Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Autobiography of a Yogi is an introduction to the methods of attaining God-realization and emphasizes the value of Kriya Yoga and a life of self-respect, calmness, determination, simple diet and regular exercise. It has been in print for the last seventy years and has been translated into over forty languages. It has been highly acclaimed as a spiritual classic and is designated as one of the ‘100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century.’
If you’re looking for your next book to read, in my opinion any one of these will be a home run!. Also, If you are not keen of getting a hardcover copy of the books below links can help you get the softcopies. Apart from that, I have mentioned links where you can compare books prices from e-commerce website to order the most efficient one and also if you wish to order books in bulk, this will help you out.
Please let me know, which of these book you have already read or plan to read in the comment section.
Also, If you haven’t read my previous blog, please have a look below-
- The power of Right Leadership
- Financial Tips to Manage your Income
- Personal Branding- from “No one to Someone”
- Engineering- To B.E or not to BE?
- Uplifting Book to read in 2021
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Thank You Rohan. Yes it indeed is my favorite too. Keep following for the new content.
Wohhh how did I missed this blog🤔 This was something new to me, I have heard by elder brother talking…