50 Best Books to Read Before You Die.
There are around 129,864,880 books in the world. Are you wondering which book to read and which to avoid???
Read this blog till the end to find out some of the best books to read in the world.
“No power on earth can stop an idea whose time has come.”
The book shows some of the key ingredients to get success. The author of the book has surveyed many successful people and after 20 years of research he came up with this book
Some steps are as follows1) Desire2) Faith3) Persistence4) Organized planning.
Think and grow rich is considered as one of the best books to read for beginners.
2) How to win friends and influence people
“Two things define you… Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”
One of the best communication book of all time.
The book show steps and trick to influence people and make them your friends. In this lonely world, these kinds of books can surely change one’s life.
Some of the best qualities which I have learned from the book.⠀
💑 1) Give honest and sincere appreciation
⠀ 💑 2) Become genuinely interested in another person
⠀ 💑 3) Remember the names of the person
⠀ ⠀ 💑 4) The only way to get out from the argument is to avoid it
⠀ ⠀ 💑 5) Ask questions instead of a direct order ⠀
“Facts are better than dreams”. ⠀
The book shows some positive facts about the world. In a time where the media is constantly showing us negative news, this book will make you feel a lot more positive
Some key concepts are as follows
1) The Gap instinct (Belief that the world is divided)⠀
2) The Negative instinct ( Brain is more prone to negative things than positive)
3) The Straight Line Instinct. (⠀⠀The misconception that the world population is “Just Increasing)⠀
⠀Ever wonder how your brain works 🧠⠀⠀This book will probably put your curiosity still. And even some of the facts may shock you.
The book shows many advantages and disadvantages of the brain and how it works and how to use it to your advantage.
1)Availability bias = Not looking at statistics and just making decisions based on emotion. This is a habit of the brain which we should avoid.
2)Base rate fallacy = When a person judges that an outcome will occur without considering prior knowledge of the probability that it will occur.
3)Hindsight bias = False realization or understanding of the significance and nature of an event after it has occurred.
4)The illusion of skill = When a person just gets success based upon his/her luck and not by his/her skill.
5)Unknown Unknown = Failed to imagine the future by correct knowledge.
Book will teach you the importance of financial knowledge. Book will show you the real meaning of assets and liability and how you used it to your advantage. Apart from it, the author has shown various tax loopholes by creating your corporation. Read this to understand this in detail
One of the best books for student written by the first prime minister of India ie Jawaharlal Nehru.
The book shows how this great country has formed from the beginning of Vedas to Murays to Muggles and last Britisher The book was written by him when he was in Allahbad jail.
One of the best books about the beauty of India.
It’s never a bad time to start a business unless you’re starting a mediocre business.
Book depicts some key strategies for building your online brand.
The book shows ins and outs of various social media and how to succeed in this online world.
The book is about how we ( Homosapiens) dominated this entire planet and how religion, culture, and brands are formed, and what’s the logic behind it.
The book is filled with logic, unknown facts, and funny incidents.
Your way of seeing this world will surely change after reading this book
9) Story of my experiment with truth
Be the change you want to see in this world.
The book depicts the life of Gandhi Ji written by himself and also portrays some of the most astonishing and unknown facts which he reveals to his readers.
Special recommendation for those who have a habit of lying and bragging about themselves. One of the key reasons why Gandhi Ji became great was his courage to speak the truth and living a humble life.
A must-read for every Indian
🌷Outliers are those who have been given opportunities—and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.🌷
The book is about the luck factor that plays an important role in success. It shows the story of a few successful people who were no doubt talented but their luck also play an important role in their path to success.
❣️Favorite line = Remember, no man is a failure who has a friend’❣️ The book depicts a new way of wealth calling it a Fastlane. According to the author, there are two ways to accumulate wealth: one by following the slow lane and the other is Fastlane.
I would recommend this book to someone who is ready to take pain and sweat to earn money but doesn’t know the right way.
Lastly to someone ready to read some hardcore facts about money because the book is full of logic and facts and not any filmy story.
Fav line = Repressing the thought of death and aging creates continual underlying anxiety.❣️☠️
Think of the time when you did not obey the rule laid down by your school possible you had to face punishment. Similarly, it is with life, if you follow rules you will be rewarded and vice versa.
18 Laws of human nature
Some areas follow1) Law of role-playing 2) Law of compulsive pattern3) Law of Covetousness
The book is best for someone who is harassed by society or peer pressure basically we all are to some extent and if you are having a hard time dealing with your boss, business partners, spouse or friends then go to bookstores and grab this book.
What you achieve from your goal is not as much important as what you became by achieving your goal
In the book, the author shows the real meaning of success ie success is interconnected.
Success is consist of seven pillars which are Personal, Physical, Family, Mental, Financial, Spiritual, Career
If you can maintain a balance in all these seven areas the congratulations you are successful.
14) Good economy for a hard time
No one leaves the home unless the home is the mouth of a shark. You only leave home when a home doesn’t let you stay there.
The economy is a science of common men one who understands this understands life. In the book, the noble prize-winning author has discussed serval worldwide issues that the world is facing and then providing their solutions too.
Some issues discussed in the book are
1) Immigration issues2) Climate Change3) Trade issue4)Government interference
The book is best for one’s interest in world politics or wants to understand the economy. Since the U.S election is coming, the book is more important for Americans.
No one anticipates or wants pain, but the pain is the reality of starting something new.
The book is an autobiography of Stephen Schwarzman founder of Blackstone an investment banking firm.
In the book, he shares his life story as well as sharing his learning also from every part of his life.
His book will show you what it takes to become successful.
In the last part, the author shows 25 rules of life and work.
The secret to wealth is simple: Find a way to do more for others than anyone else does. Become more valuable. Do more. Give more. Be more. Serve more
Money makes the world go around. When you don’t have money everyone forgets you and when you have the money you forget yourself.
Book reveals 7 simple steps for becoming rich.
The book is long and can be boring but it reveals some amazing financial facts.
The book is about the co-founder of Amul ie Verghese Kurien
I would recommend this book to someone who wants to go aboard and settle there. We all have our duty towards the nation. So think before leaving. And lastly to anyone who wants to realize his/her purpose in life.⠀
This book is for the one interested in stock markets it covers A-Z of stock market
Books range from the basic stock market to What is Derivates, Mutual funds, and Insider Trading.
Further, it deals with how to read companies’ balance sheet and decide whether to buy a particular share or not o
It shows many ratios like EPS, P/E, Derivative analysis.
A must-read for any budding investor.
19) Subtle are of not giving fuck
The book shows the reality of pain and how it helps in life. Whatever you do in life pain will be always their so used this as your strength and not make it a weakness
Book reveals the basic nature of humans that giving too much importance to little things in life.
Fuck off the small things and focus on the big picture, life is too short to waste on that
The book covers the court hearing that happened during the 1975 emergency and how Indira Gandhi has fought the case of his termination of Prime ministership and what new laws were made at that time.
The reason, why you should read this book, is that this period which was so important in Indian history was thrown out from all history books in our school.
It will give you deep insight into politics and how courts work.
Book provides some of the best time management tips and tricks.
Remember if it is important to you then you will find a way and if not then an excuse.
The book is best for students and entrepreneurs.
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them, and start again.
The book is the autobiography of Richard Branson.
Through his flying of the whole world in a hot air balloon to having sex with many girls to making an empire that owns 400+ companies making a total annual revenue of 26 billion the book is very engaging and will make you laugh, sad, and emotional.
23) The Warren Buffet Way by Robert g. Hagstrom
Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful” ___________________
This single quote contains the essence of Warren Buffet’s investing secret which had once made him the richest person in the world.
The Ten important principles which are the essence of the book are as follows.
1) Simple and Understandable( A company should be easy to understand ) 2) Consistent Operating History 3) Favorable Long-Term Prospects 4) Candor 5) Rationality ( Company should be run on realistic objective and principal) 6) Return on Equity 7) Profit Margins 8) Determine the Value 9) The One-Dollar Premise ( Every dollar spend in the company should create a dollar market value)
I liked this book as it gives an in-depth knowledge of how Warren invests in the stock market. It also shares many important tips for value investing with nine real-life case studies.
24) 5am Club by Robin Sharma
Do you want to uplift your living standards? Do you want to become stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually?
If YES then this book ‘The 5 am Club’ by @robinsharma is for you.
The book shows how getting up early and doing exercise, yoga, and planning for the day can change your entire life.
Life is the same as an ECG machine sometimes ups and sometimes down ⠀ ⠀ ‘Book shows the importance of quitting in life.EG: quitting bad relationships, bad business, etc.
Apart from it shows a concept called “Dip” which means when everything in life starts going wrong.
Everyone experience this but few known how to get out of iT.
Read this short book to learn this art.
The more you give the more you get The book shows the importance of giving in life.
Many people in the business believe that their sole purpose is to earn profit and yes this should be your goal you are not there for charity but having only this goal will make you mediocre because you have no real purpose. Companies like Apple, Google, Amazon didn’t just build upon getting profit their purpose was to change things and make life better for their customer and we all know how much profit they are earning today. So have a goal bigger than money so you can also achieve something which no money can buy ie happiness and satisfaction.
You are more than the moment. You are more than your economy. You are more than any challenging time you may face. You are soul, spirit, and essence and you are true 𝐔𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐤e𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 💪
The book is about financial and life knowledge.
Here the author gives four main pieces of advice to the readers 1) 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲( if you lose 50% in the market you will need 100% gain just to recoup your loss)⠀2) 𝐀𝐬𝐲𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐤/𝐑𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝( Only risk 1 dollar to gain 5 dollars just example)⠀3) 𝐓𝐚𝐱 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 ( Tax can take 30 to 50% so always try to reduce it)⠀4) 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (Don’t put all egg in one basket diversify in stocks, bonds, countries)⠀
Successful people don’t do great things, they only do small things in a great way.
Many people in today’s time have the ability, intelligence, and knowledge to be the best in whatever work they are doing but the only thing they don’t have is the right attitude and self-esteem which are very critical for success.
The book is about building the right attitude towards life and yourself
One of the best books to read in life
The book includes 12 Rules for a happy and chaos-free life by Jordan Peterson.
Rule 1 ) Stand up straight with shoulder back
Rule 2) Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping Rule 3) Make friends with people who want the best for you
Rule 4) Compare yourself to who you were yesterday no one else Rule 5) Set your house in perfect order before criticizing the world Rule 6) Pursue what is meaningful
Rule 7) Tell the truth or at least don’t lie
Rule 8) Assume that others might know something that you don’t while listening
The author is the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now.
This book includes many stories of friends and how to make one. The author was an FBI agent and he tells his story of how he created a great friendship with a foreign spy who wasn’t ready to speak even a word also at the start.
Friendship at any stage will depend not on your looks or money but by increasing Proximity ( closing physical distance) Frequency( Number of times you talk in a day)Duration( for how many times you talked)Impact ( How strongly you can satisfy his/her emotional need).
This will decide how close your friendship 👭 is.
The book is best for communication skills and relationship building.
31 ) Invent and Wander by Jeff Bezos
This is one of the best books on business and life. It includes all shareholder letters of Jeff Bezos from 1997-2019 and some of its amazing interviews and lectures. The book is a great masterpiece on entrepreneurship and creating value. Many have recommended reading Jeff Bezos’s shareholders’ letter before starting a business. I learned a hell of a lot of things in this book. It is a truly insightful book.
32) APJ ABDUL KALAM – A LIFE BY Arun Tiwari
This book discusses the entire life of Apj Abdul Kalm (11th president of India and an aerospace scientist )
The book provides a complete glance of his life from the starting in Rameswaram where he used to sell newspapers, To his four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). His presidency years and the last lecture he gave at IIT Shilong where he collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest on 27 July 2015, aged 83 are all covered in the book. The book is divided into six-part namely Simulation, Creation, Realization, Expansion and concluding two parts are Dispersion and Emancipation You are sure to be elevated to be a better person after reading the book. And that’s the biggest compliment I can give to it. In 6 parts and 48 chapters, the author nicely covers Dr. Kalam’s entire life.
33) Surrounded by Idiots
The book teaches us about the importance of communication skills and the ability to understand different people. Here author categorizes the people into four groups namely Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green. The reds give orders and expect everyone to carry them out without question. The yellows are full of ideas but can’t be bothered with the details of how they might be carried out. The greens do most of the work without question but will flounder if they receive no instructions from either above or below. The blues are the most introverted, conduct extensive research into what product or course of action is best, but end up doing nothing.
34) Educated by Tara Westover
“Educated” is a memoir of Tara Westover. In the book, she shares her life journey in a strict Mormon family and the struggles she has to go through to get herself in a proper school and for education.
The courage and determination of the author come out very boldly and is an inspiration to many who are caught in similar situations of having to live in two contradicting worlds, unable to make a decision. It is truly an inspiring biography and that too written at such a young age.
35) The Manipulative education system
“Education Is Not the Learning of Facts, But the Training of the Mind To Think”
The book explorers various flaws in our current education system. According to the author the word “education system” is contradictory. Education means imagination and critical thinking while a system means a set of instructions and limits. Now, how come imagination and limits can exist at the same time???.
I would recommend this book to every student… Please guys read this book once before selecting your favorite college and career. You will get a good idea of how this system works and your perspective will change towards education.
36) Dreams with your eyes open
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years”.
This book is a brief autobiography of Ronnie Screwvala creator of the Media and Entertainment company “UTV Software Communications”. Apart from this, the author shares numerous pieces of advice on management and entrepreneurship in every chapter.
The author describes the title of the book as “Dreaming with your eyes open means being alert to challenges but refusing to let them stop you.
37) The four agreement
“If you want to know who controls you, look at whom you are not allowed to criticize”
The four agreements” is a short self-help book that focuses on four agreements or beliefs which are as follows.
1) Be impeccable with your words
2) Don’t take anything personally
3) Don’t make assumptions.
4) Do your best.
38) Who moved my cheese
“Change is the only constant in life”.
The book is a short story showing us the importance of change in our life. Since this pandemic has shaken us all from inside it is more important to embrace change now than ever. The book is best for all those who want to improve their life but are skeptical of doing so.
Some key lessons.
1) Change happens then keep moving the cheese( cheese means your life situations and your mindset)
2) Anticipate change, Get ready for the cheese to move.
3) Monitor the change, keep smelling the cheese
4) Adapt to change quickly
5) Enjoy the changes.
39) Psychology of money
“If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room”
The common theme of the book is money + freedom as the authors put it ” The highest form of wealth is the ability to wake up every morning and say, “I can do whatever I want today.”
The second thing I liked about the book is its simple storytelling language. If you read financial books you will see it is filled with mathematics and formulas but here none is there… Here the author does not only teach you how to get money but how to keep it too.. 70% of people who become wealthy lose their wealth.
40) I am Malala
“Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out, but knowledge stays”
Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native.
Malala was shot by the Pakistani Taliban (terrorist armed group) on 9 October 2012, luckily she survived.
In her autobiography, she writes about her childhood, her hometown Swat, and how the Taliban had destroyed the peace in the valley.
41) No limits by Mukesh Bansal
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”
the book is based upon decades of research in human performance and mastery.
The core theme of the book is to make the readers believe that everyone can become a genius if they have the right tools and passion.
The author portrait a 12 steps guide which shows of hero either fiction or real are form
Which are as follows
1) Ordinary life adventure – ( All hero starts ordinarily)
2) Call to adventure – (He becomes aware of a great adventure)
3) Refusal to call-
4) Meeting the Mentors
5) Crossing the threshold
6) Test, Enemies and allies-( He meets his true friends and enemies )
7) Approach to innermost curve- (Comes face to face with ultimate danger)
8) Ordeal ( Battle for success begins )
9) Reward- ( He won the battle)
10) The road back- ( He goes back to where he started from)
11) Resurrection- (Final challenge which is greater than his life )
12) Return with the Elixir- ( Back to ordinary world after achieving all the success and inner peace.
42) Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
“You can fool some people for some time, but not all the people all the time”
Bad blood is the story of Elizabeth Holmes who was the founder of Theranos’s company, with claims of having devised blood tests that required only very small amounts of blood and could be performed very rapidly using small automated devices the company had developed. However, the claim got rejected further by various national agencies like FDA and SSE, and in 2018 company filed for bankruptcy…Just like real-life Sherlock Holmes, it’s one of the most exciting and thriller books I have ever read…
43) 100 dollar Startup by Chris Guillebeau
“All Our Dreams Can Come True if We Have the Courage to Pursue Them.”
The 100 dollars startup is a small business book that breaks the myth that starting a business requires a lot of cash and people.
The book has two key themes: freedom and value…
is what we’re all looking for, and value is the way to achieve it.
If you can combine these both and your passion and love for them you can create a highly successful business. ( skill + usefulness = success)
The book is great for teenagers and youth as it systematically broke the various myths of money, passion, and other belief which we have.
44) Extreme teams by Robert Bruce Shaw
” If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
The extreme team is a case study of the seven most successful startups in this digital age and how teamwork played an important role in their success. The seven companies profiled in this book are Whole Foods, Pixar,
Zappos, Airbnb, Patagonia, Netflix, and Alibaba.
The entire book is about building a great team in an organization. How the team is made? How to maintain them? How to create a community and cult-type culture in your team?. are all the basic questions are answered in the book with great detail.
At last, the book includes great tips on team building and management which can help anyone new to the professional space. Team building is becoming increasingly important in the workspace and having great knowledge of it will help you in your professional as well as personal life.
45) Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
“If you are not paying for the product, then you become the product.”👀
Tiny habits is a self-improvement book that shows how habits work. The main purpose of the book is to show how tech companies and social media companies attract us by targeting our psychology and our weakness for their profit and advantage.
How habits work according to the author?
Prompt, Ability, and Motivation are the ingredients of every habit, good or bad.
Motivation is your desire to do the behavior. Ability is your capacity to do the behavior. And Prompt is your cue to do the behavior.
If you want to change your habits you need to start changing the ability and motivation factor first before going to prompt.
The main crust of the book is to make people aware of social media addiction. How it happens and how to stop it. Social media companies have started employing attention engineers which are making their products way more addictive. So to prevent yourself from this virus you should read this book.
46) 1984 by George Orwell
“When Exposing a Crime is Treated as Committing a Crime, You Are Ruled By Criminals
The story is about a place name Oceania where the ruling party is Ingsos. The country is a democratic country but just on paper in reality it is ruled by dictators named”Big brother” who keeps their eyes on each and everything 👀 . They do this with the help of 4 Ministry namely “Ministry of Peace” dealing with stuff related to war, “Ministry of love” vested with the work of inciting hatred, “Ministry of Plenty”(economics) when people are starving, the wild irony. Besides this, there are “thought police” and “telescreen” all over the country to spot and executive anyone who attempts to questions the Party.
47 Becoming by Michelle Obama
A STORY OF AN ORDINARY WOMAN WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY MINDSET 👩🎓⠀
👩🎓As the title goes book covers the story of Michelle Obama it’s childhood, her career, her relationships with Barack and it’s the current situation, after leaving the White house.
As a boy, I was not much aware of how many problems girls face in their life but this book has shown me a lot about girls life ⠀
For girls it a good read and you will find the most things similar like relationships and teenage issues which she also faced. For boys Iike me you guys will understand a lot about girls’ life and the problem they face by reading this one.
48) A promised land by Barack Obama
“Enthusiasm makes up for a host of deficiencies.”
A promised land is the first volume of the memoir of Barack Obama who was the 44th president of the United States.
The book is best for those who have a fire to do something for their country. The book clearly shows the love Obama has for his country. It is a must-read for those who intend to join in politics.
49) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do it.
No introduction is needed I think for this guy and the work he has done in the technology industry. Author Walter Isaacson hats off to the guy because if he had not done so great study of Steve job’s life I would never know how is it to be an entrepreneur. The Author has written everything about him from the start of Apple in the garage to becoming a billion dollars company. Besides this how he was fired from his own company and how the company called him back after 12 years.
If you want to learn how to do business instead of going to business school or seminar I suggest reading this book you will learn much more about business.
50) Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic
Mindset is everything⠀ ⠀
When I first read this quote from Buddha I didn’t believe it. But believe me, after reading this book you will too agree with it.⠀ ⠀
December 1982 the day when Nick was born and when his father first saw him he gets shocked by his life seeing his child without arms and legs. His mother was not ready to see him in this condition. And there were no celebrations in the family.⠀ ⠀
As he grew up many, children used to tease him. What can one expect from a person without arms and legs?⠀
But what was different was his mindset and that of his family. ⠀ ⠀
The real change started in school were due to his disability nobody wanted to make friendship with him. But with his mindset, he encourages himself forward and started talking with them. People soon fell in love with the way he used to speak and this made him realize that although God hasn’t given him arm or leg but has surely given him a pure heart and an inspiring voice which leads him into the career of public speaking.⠀ ⠀
I would lastly recommend this book to one who thinks that life is not fair to them. You will truly feel grateful for your life. ⠀