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5 Books Which give the best life lessons

In difficult times we need some best resources in our arsenal. I am listing 5 books which give the best life lessons. Motivation is something that is subjective! I have personally got a lot of inspiration from these books and I hope you feel the same throughout.

Here are those 5 books which can help you get through this quarantine age;

  • The Alchemist

One of the best works of Paulo Coelho in 1988, a story capturing the journey of a young shepherd where he meets interesting people and thrilling situations. I would like to encourage readers to stick to the soul of the story, which is the journey of the shepherd.

The book has some interesting points of view on omens, treasure, goals and much more.

I have written a blog where I have mentioned a short story that is a part of this book and it is my personal favorite. If you want to check out that, its right here

  • The Great Gatsby

A timeless classic and again one of my most loved books by the legendary F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is regarded as one of the best in the century and the authors like Haruki Murakami are his biggest fans.

The book is about the incomplete ambition of powerful Jay Gatsby. However, irrespective of his powers the journey has its own course and leaves us with a wonderful weaved piece of brilliance. I have my own favorite quote from this book;

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

I have also reviewed this book, check out here

  • Man’s Search for Meaning

The book is written in 1946 documenting Victor Frankl’s experience in the Nazi concentration camps during World War 2.

There cannot be a better book to read amidst this massive pandemic. The book eases past through the concept of survival and finding happiness in life-threatening situations.

  • The Leader Who Had No Title

A well-made fable on leadership in your profession as well as in life. The unique selling point of this book is the leadership lessons are irrespective of any decorative profession. It teaches leadership as an individual quality across the profession.

Check out my review of this book here

  • Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy

Author Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev’s tool book to joy is a must-read for anyone who likes certain spiritual side. You might be surprised about the inclusion of this book in this list, but believe me, it talks in-depth about the biggest asset of humanity, Joy!

This book might break some part of you but only to develop new and formidable realities.

So this is my list of 5 books which is super inspirational and will surely touch you like never before. If you have anything to comment on this list or any other question, comment on this post and I will reply asap!

Until then, be safe and joyful.

Check out my list of 8 books to kickstart your reading habit, if you are about to start reading for the first time!

By: Shivam Joshi


8 Books To Kickstart Your Reading Habit

Hello guys, I am back with another blog on one of my favorite thing ‘Books’. This time apart from reviews, I will answer a question that is asked to me the most! Which is ‘Which book I should read to start my journey of reading books’?

Well, I have made a list of 8 books that will help you get started based on my personal experiences. These books have easy language plus suitable length to become a perfect first book for youth.

Chetan Bhagat Always Works

My first book was 2 States by Chetan Bhagat. I highly recommend Chetan’s book to kickstart your reading habit. The reasons are its highly relatable youth stories and easy vocabulary. Here are some of his books which I recommend;

Five Point Someone: A book on college campus life, love, friendship and heartbreak can be a good book to start. It is gripping and a typical masala book.

One Night At Call Centre: Again a book on youth, life at the call center and everything that happens in love. Every book that Chetan has written is different but they are youth-centric.

The Girl In Room 105: A book that broke my personal stereotype on Chetan Bhagat, thriller, suspense, love and everything that other Chetan bhagat books don’t have.

The Leader Who Had No Title By Robin Sharma: Now if you are one of those who particularly don’t want to start with a romantic book, this is for you! This book is a must-read on leadership, business, and relationships. Robin Sharma is very relatable to youth here and also easy on reading.

I have also done a review on this book, check out the review before you give it a read.

The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari: Another classic, Motivational and Enlightening book by Robin Sharma. It’s gripping, relatable to youth in a corporate world or any job. It is a must-read, irrespective of you read this first or not!

Till The Last Breath: An author who I personally like after Chetan Bhagat for love stories is Durjoy Dutta. A typical love story with a very gripping storytelling tone. Young guys and girls who like love stories will not have any problem gulping this sweet story on one go.

The Palace Of Illusions: If you don’t like romance or motivational books, don’t you worry, I have this book for you. Mahabharat, the epic of Indian history told in perspective of Draupadi.

This book caught my eye on the previous line, as I am a huge Mahabharat fan and that too on Draupadi’s perspective was an interesting plot. Chitra Banarjee is flawless in this book and is one of the must-reads on my list.

How To Analyze People On Sight: If you don’t find any of the above books interesting, then directly start reading this book. Because this is for you. A book which is logical, realistic and intuitive. I am still benefiting from this book and it is an easy read too.

Check out my review on this book by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict.

This was it, I have tried my best here to list 8 books which are worthy to kickstart your reading habit. I have made this list in a way that you will read another book after reading these books and that is for sure.

If you have any other doubts or want to give me any tip or ask anything, shoot an email at or comment on this post and I will make sure to reply asap.

I hope you have a great time reading. Until then, Goodbye!

By: Shivam Joshi


Book Review: The Forty Rules of Love

Title: The Forty Rules of Love

Category: Literary fiction

Elif Shafak

Author: Elif Sahafak

Author: Elif Shafak

Overview: The Turkish-British novelist holds her outspoken and bold tang throughout the book. The book starts in 2008 with a firm background build on one of the main character Ella. Continue reading

Book Review: The Prophet

Title: The Prophet

Category: Life and Human Condition, Prose and Poetry

Author: Kahlil Gibran

Overview: The legendary poet’s best work starts with the scene of the prophet, Al Mustafa leaving for his hometown. He has waited long to go back to his Isle of birth. The Lebanese-American poet perfectly stages a situation where people want to hear the words of wisdom from their beloved on some important things before the prophet goes back. Continue reading

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