Reading is something that gives joy to the soul and direction to the mind. The best books are defined as classics for some reason. Best books have written by the greatest literary minds of their time, which have universal themes, characters, experiences, emotions and perspectives that are still relevant today. Some of the books are very inspirational from which entire modern genres of literary fiction have sprung up from. If you also love to read or want to start reading and looking for some best books to read then you are in the right place. We have suggested some best books that will answer to your question what books to read.
Here’s the list of best books which everyone should read at least once. All books are well and worth reading at least once in your life!
Best Books to Read in 2020
1. The Smallest Lights in the Universe by Sara Seager
The first book in the list of books to read is The Smallest Lights in the Universe- written by Sara Seager. She is an MIT astrophysicist and after her husband died she found herself widowed at 40 and a single mom of two boys. In her book- The Smallest Lights in the Universe, she passionately describes her struggle to balance the job that had always been her identity with her new challenges at home. It’s one of the beautifully written portrayals of life after a loss and the wonder that happens when you least expect it. Do read this amazing book, Lot of learnings you will get from her story.
2. A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett
Next best books to read is A knock at Midnight written by Brittany K. Barnett. She was a law student when she came across the case that would change her life forever and that of Sharanda Jones, single mother, business owner, and, like Brittany, Black daughter of the rural South. The book is bout a victim of America’s devastating war on drugs, Sharanda had been torn away from her young daughter and was serving a life sentence without parole and for a first-time drug offence. In Sharanda, Brittany saw haunting echoes of her own life, both as the daughter of a formerly incarcerated mother and as the once-girlfriend of an abusive drug dealer. It is one of the amzing books I have ever read. Definitely appreciable work is done by Brittany.
3. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Again one of the best books to read once in a lifetime. The book is about- A failed bank robber bursts into an apartment during an open house and takes everyone hostage, but are any of the troubled strangers and now forced to get to know one another. Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People is an endlessly entertaining mood booster, with a spot-on message about showing up for others, even if you have just met.
4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
A must-read book for all those who always try to be positive. A superstar blogger Mark Manson cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. We have been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy and rich life. “Fuck positivity,” Mark Manson says in his book. He further says, “Let’s be honest, shit is fucked and we have to live with it.” He tells it like it is a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to deal with himself, let’s all feel-good mindset that has infected.
5. The Golden Cage by Camilla Lackberg
An exhilarating new novel from a global superstar Camilla Lackberg. The Golden age is a sexy, over-the-top psychological thriller that tells the story of the scorned wife of a billionaire and her delicious plot to get her revenge and bring him to his knees. This thriller will let your mind to think about what will happen next. Story-telling is beyond the expectation. Do read this amazing book.
6. Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
Man’s Search for Meaning is like nothing you have ever read before. It must include in the list of books to read. The first half of the book depicts Dr Frankl’s four years losing everything in concentration camps and a description so hellish, it leaves you desolate. Frankl struggles to survive after he is freed. In the second half of the book, Frankl shows how that period of his life informs and develops his theory of “logotherapy”. He asserts that life is about finding meaning, what is meaningful to each individual. This book is beautifully life-changing.
7. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Next book in the list is The Left Hand of Darkness which is not only a masterpiece of ideas, invention, and language, but it takes conventional assumptions about gender. This book was published in 1969, and won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards and went on to become one of the keystones of science fiction. It tells the story of an ethnologist sent to another planet, but it is the writer’s powers of imagination that turn The Left Hand of Darkness into something truly transcendent.
8. The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
Did you know that your mind has a ‘mind’ of its own? Yes! Without even realizing, our mind is often governed by another entity which is called the sub-conscious mind which is made by our beliefs, values and traditions.
This book can bring to your notice the internal power that the sub-conscious holds. We have some traits which seem like habits, but in reality, these are those traits which are directly controlled by the sub-conscious mind. Your habits or your routine can be changed if you can control and direct your sub-conscious mind positively. To be able to control this ‘mind power’ and use it to improve the quality of your life, this book is enough. This is where this book acts as a guide and allows you to understand the depths of the sub-conscious mind.
9. The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma
Next book has written by legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma. He introduced The 5 AM Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.
Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness.
10. How to Stop Worrying & Start Living by Dale Carganie
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, by bestselling author Dale Carnegie a true masterpiece which offers practical advice and helpful solutions to stop worrying and live your best life. In this book, you will learn how to:
- Develop habits that prevent fatigue/tiredness
- Live with positivity every day
- Overcome depression
- Deal with the inevitable
- Make decisions to improve your life.
This book has all the essentials that is needed by a human nowadays. Go get a book and read to change your perspective of living a life.
Above the list of best reading books that one should read at least once in their life. Some books are really life-changing and help in developing good habits with a positive mindset. Hope you like all the books mentioned in the list. Do read and let us know which one you find the best for you. And Don’t forget to share it with your near and dear ones.
Happy Reading Time ❤
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