Top Meaningful Books You should Read in Your 20s
Not all books can be enjoyed at all ages. Here are top picks of the books you absolutely need to get hold of before you turn 30.
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
‘The simple things are also the most extraordinary things.’ ~ Paulo Coelho
It is a spiritual guide, enclosed in a story of a boy who embarks upon the journey of self-discovery. Like any Alchemist, he learns that the secrets of living are well preserved in one’s heart. All you need is to look within.
2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
‘Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.’ ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
How many of us treat ourselves with a little empathy? Here’s a great book to help you embrace your vulnerabilities and to emerge out as a stronger being.
3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
‘She looked like art, and wasn’t supposed to look nice. It was supposed to make you feel something.’ ~ Rainbow Rowell
This is exactly what the book will do to you! It will urge you to approach love from a perspective yet to be explored.
4. The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
‘People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society.’ ~ Robert Greene
If you think the book will help you in getting a significant other, you are wrong. It is all about understanding different facets of society and how to use it to personal advantage.
5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
‘For you, a thousand times over.’ ~ Khaled Hosseini
This is a heart wrenching one on love, friendship and sacrifice. It explores Afghanistan before Taliban and how their emergence in the region changed the lives of the natives. Grab a box of tissues though; you are in for a tragedy.
6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
‘I don’t exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.’ ~ J. D Salinger
We all can relate to such little contradiction. We love things like we hate them. The book reveals how contradictory human thought process is. However, it is ok to be a bit crazy.
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
‘So much good, so much evil. Just add water.’ ~ Markus Zusak
If only words could kill, no one would survive this one. Life is full of contradiction, and this book presents it as it is.
Disclaimer: The narrator is Lord Death himself.
8. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
‘You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.’ ~ Dale Carnegie
Do you face troubles while making friends? Not anymore. Just give this one a thorough read!
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