5 Must Read Books That Will Change Your Life – Life Changing Books

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Books are like a portal of transformation. We start to read them as ordinary people and emerge as something completely different. In this article, we will recommend 5 Must Read Books of our favorite books that will change your life. We give you some big takeaways from these books and a peek into their story as well. They all have intriguing plots, inspirational stories, and a heartfelt message that is bound to stir up a series of thoughts inside you.

 Must Read Books

1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

This is a beautiful read Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan American writer who was once a refugee and is now the most famous author of all time. He has written multiple books about the crisis in Afghanistan and its impact on his people. The Kite Runner starts with a friendship between two kids of nearly the same age. One of them is the son of a rich and well-respected man, while the other is the son of his servant. This unique friendship between them is the core of the story and is set against the backdrop of chicken, Afghanistan.

It’s a tale of an innocent friendship that goes through trauma, separation, and a two-decade-long war. The Kite Runners is about struggle and hardship and how difficult it becomes when we have lost everything in life, including a country. It will remind you to make peace with the past and start all over again from zero. It will make you reexamine the need for community and the importance of friends in our life. More than that, it will help you stand up for what is right. Against all odds, this book will shape your first response. In tough situations, there is a dialogue. That summarizes the true meaning of the book.

“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of an entire lifetime” -Khaled Hosseini

2. Looking For Alaska by John Green.

This is a coming-of-age novel written by American author John Green. The same writer of the highly popular book and Netflix show The Fault in our Stars in Looking for Alaska, John presents the story of Miles Halter, a sophomore Brad. Who is going to experience hostile life for the first time in his life? It is told from the perspective of Miles himself. He’s an introvert and is fond of reading the biographies of great personalities he is open to new discoveries in his life which will ultimately bring him closer, perhaps to the greater. This book takes us into a world of our inner thoughts, anxiety, and the process of finding yourself in others.

This is a great book for figuring out yourself and your complexities and learning how to deal with losses in our lives. He quotes Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, whose last words were, “It’s very beautiful over there I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere and I hope it’s beautiful”. The third book for today is a nonfictional story told in a dramatic manner.

3. Hippie by Paulo Coelho.

I know that the moment we say, Paulo Coelho, you think of the Alchemist. Paulo Coelho is my favorite author and we like the way he inspires people with hippies. He transported me into this beautiful, incredible world. The book is based on the early life of Paulo, who chooses to live like a hippie in the early 70s and he kept a journal noting down his adventures. The book begins with him planning a journey across the world and visiting many special places. It’s a kind of deep dive into the expeditions that are unknown and have no destinations.

This book will help you prepare yourself for whatever life throws at you. It’s a guide for dealing with things. That is not in your control and things that hinder your momentum. The novel also has bits of spirituality and religion that are presented as a calming factor for our souls. In short, the book has everything you need to create a big change within.

“As though everything truly had to be faced without fear as a mere fact of life. We don’t choose the things that happen to us, but we can choose how we react to them”. -Paulo Coelho

The day we are able to truly internalize this understanding, our life has already changed.

4. 100 Years of Solitude Must Read Books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Gabriel is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature and is regarded as one of the greatest literary writers of all time. This book is one of his finest 100 Years of Solitude and follows the journey of a single family for 100 years. Time is one of the main themes of this novel and it’s in fact designed as a separate character.

It is a book that will leave you in awe with its fantasy and magical concepts and completely change your way of perceiving things in life. At one point you will be so hooked with the chapters that you won’t realize how much time has gone by. This subconscious connection will affect you profoundly. You will never be the same person. After reading this book. The story of each member of the family will work as a reflection of your own. You will hit them at some point.

Empathize with them in the middle and ultimately miss them towards the end the book will elevate your emotional responses and help you develop a strong level of maturity. One quote from the book “Things have a life of their own. It’s simply a matter of waking up their souls”. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

5. 12 Rules of Life -An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson.

The author is a clinical psychologist, College Professor, and motivational speaker. He’s written different books about bringing a value system into our lives and changing our bad habits. Twelve Rules of Life is the first in his series. Each chapter in this book is dedicated to a specific rule. According to Peterson, if we master these roles in our life then we are guaranteed to change our life completely. I have picked out a few of his rules for you.

  • straighten your shoulders and stand up straight.
  • Don’t forget that you have a responsibility to take care of yourself.
  • Make friends with people who want to see you succeed.
  • Think back to the person you are now and not the person you were yesterday.
  • Before you comment on the world put your house in order.
  • Look for meaningful pursuits, not experienced ones.

Jordan makes use of mythology and traditional stories to explain each of his rules. This heightens the intrigue for the reader and creates an everlasting effect we hope that these books will help you achieve a higher energy state emotionally, philosophically, spiritually, magically, and practically.

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