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There is no doubt that Reading is the number 1 habit to nourish your mind. Reading lets you flex your idea muscles and keeps you active and energetic mentally. Here are 10 books that should be on your to read list for the year 2017. These are all time best sellers globally and cover variety of domains...
'How to win friends and influence people’ is a self-help book which is the pioneer of this genre. Written by Dale Carnegie and published in 1936, it has sold over 30 million copies. It has been edited and re-printed several times. It was on the Time magazine’s 100 most influential books list in 2011.
“Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Get Seriously Involved With The Classic Guide To Surviving The Opposite Sex” written by John Gray. “You Can’t Live with Them, You Can’t Live without Them” is a true saying. The book helps the men to understand the inner working of a woman and vice versa. The emotions and expressions of men and women are different from each other. The book explains the reactions of women when she is in problem and on the other hand, how or why men suppress their emotions.
Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.
Described as a personal finance book, it has not only challenged, but has also changed the way people think about money. The book talks about Kiyosaki’s background, his business ventures and investments and variation between possessions and liabilities and what importance they both have in terms of starting and owning a business. It also sheds light on the teachings given by rich to their kids, which is usually missed by poor as well as the middle class parents and why it is important to have financial literacy over and above all.
It is believed to be a highly effective and interesting tool that helps its readers to enhance the power of positive thinking in their daily lives. One might say that the crux of the book is the concept that dreaming and thinking big and self belief can lead to a more fulfilling life.
This bestseller is widely regarded as a true American classic. The book’s basic tenet is simple- if you help a lot of people get what they want, it will always come back to benefit you and get you everything that you want in life. The book has served as a guide to generations and helped them to achieve personal success.
To imbibe shaken confidence, The Power of Positive Thinking is a book written to help men and women who are haunted with living in a inferiority complex and have lost faith in themselves. Sharing his life experiences, Norman Peale speaks about faith in yourself being the ultimate key to happiness and that will bring back all good things into the believers life.
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich is a step-by-step blueprint to living a relaxed luxury life. This book negates and challenges the old-age concept of retirement and subsequent relaxation or travel. Today, no one has the patience to wait for fulfilling their respective desires since we are living in the age of rat-race.
Many intelligent women tend to leave their professional careers and become homemakers for various reasons. One of the vital reasons is that women find it impossible to balance the growing career pressure and meeting increasing family demands. Sheryl Sandberg, in this book 'Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead' provides solution to this issue and guides women on how to find the perfect balance in life.
Written by renowned author, speaker and management speaker Dr. Spencer Johnson and introduced by Kenneth Blanchard, 'Who Moved My Cheese?’ is a world famous, motivational tale shedding light on how to deal with change in an organization and as well as in personal life. It is a simple story that illustrates how people must embrace change and should adapt to new situations with open mind and motivated spirit.
While you may opt for several New Year resolutions to let go certain old habits, reading has to be one of the top habits that you should sustain in the year 2017. Reading lets you connect with the greatest of the authors and greatest of the ideas. Let 2017 be the year of reading great books. The list given above may just serve as the right starting point...