A List Of Books To Read — You Might Add Up To The “Favorites” Shelf

Welcome readers! Near is the time to hold a mug of coffee and sit back on the couch to dive down into the magical ocean of words. Because I am going to reveal here my ultimate choice of the list of books to read before you die if you are looking for something quite hitting up. I’ve heard somebody saying in a random talk-show that if you want to stay ahead of your time, become a reader. Well, that’s pretty a hit.

Well, for giving a read to those 5 masterpieces I am going to mention here, one doesn’t need to be a nerd. These divine artistries would still get into your mind even if you are a casual reader because these are a must-read for every single fellow out there!

Rabail Bashir — list of books to read — books, a cup of tea, and a vas on a table
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1. Rhonda Byrne’s “Secret”

list of books to read — a book named Secret
list of books to read — a book named Secret
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The author put her story of self-discovery on a piece of paper and everyone who read it experienced the same joy. Many people all around the world claim that this book happened to be a life-changer for them. Makes you curious? Well, it contains that particular “secret” of how to harness the infinite power that resides within you to open the gateways towards happiness and contentment. It’s a global bestseller that retains a collection of compelling stories that keep an essence to help you in every aspect of life.

2. To Kill A Mocking Bird

list of books to read — silhouette print of a book’s cover
list of books to read — silhouette print of a book’s cover
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It’s a 60’s novel written by Harper Lee who made it a paramount read pointing to the dilemma of social injustice, hatred, and prejudice. The book holds the prestige of getting translated into 40 different languages and 30 million sale count around the globe.

It covers the story of a six years old Jean Louis Finch whose father is a lawyer, fighting for a black man to prove him innocent over a false rape case of a white lady. The title itself tells it all, that a mocking bird is innocent, then why take its life for nothing but a temporary temptation?

3. The Forty Rules Of Love

list of books to read — pencils, leaves, coffee and the book in one frame
list of books to read — pencils, leaves, coffee and the book in one frame
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If we name it magic, it won’t be wrong. Elif Shafak’s mystic storytelling has unwrapped two epic tales, one covering another. The cover story is of a housewife Ella Rubenstein, who comes to read a novel entitled “Sweet Blasphemy” as her assignment at a literary agency. Sweet Blasphemy has forty rules of true and passionate love narrated by a Sufi Saint Shams Tabriz which he addressed during the events he went through while his voyage to Konya. It’s a beautiful story of a thirteenth-century poet “Rumi” and Shams friendship, teaching the readers compassion and purity of a relation, and how we all are connected to the divine God.

Ella finds herself getting compelled towards the novel as well as the author who is anonymous and finds a way to flirt with him through e-mail. Before she was a miserable poor housewife being cheated on by her husband, as she starts relating the events of the characters in the book, she experiences serenity and a pause. You’ll experience the same because it’s a symbol of true love, empathy, and humanity; claiming that God resides in every heart.

4. Pride And Prejudice

list of books to read — the cover of the book with a lady’s image imprinted over
list of books to read — the cover of the book with a lady’s image imprinted over
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This one from Jane Austen always joins the table when we talk about the best universal books of all time. The author has drawn a coupling of a well-off landowner and the country gentleman’s daughter. Both of them think through the opposite poles of the ground and they have to keep etiquettes prior to their fluctuating relationship. It’s a classic romantic story portrayed with great character silhouettes.

5. The Power Of Now

list of books to read — a B&W image of the book and a drink
list of books to read — a B&W image of the book and a drink
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You might have heard many times in life, “Now is the time”. Before reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, I used to think it’s a myth, as many of us do not give this sentence a second thought to implement it into our lives. You’ll surely change your perspective after giving this one a read. It’s a self-help guide to practice spirituality by simply harnessing the power of presence from within. Beautifully depicted script patterned in a frame of questions and answers that might arise in your minding while reading it. It’s an international bestseller that can reshape your thinking patterns, adding a whole new joyous perspective to see life and its elements.

So, readers, this is your time to pick one that captivates you out of the specified top list of books to read and enjoy these glorious masterpieces of classic as well as modern times. Invest in the best that will bring positive changes to your personality, and books are one of those “bests”. Plus you can never let your inner little learner die if you are a reader!

A pharmacist by education, a writer by passion.