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Why you should read Books Regularly?

Books are a great way to keep your mind working and learning new things from experienced authors. I started reading two years back when I started my own business. Reading various books teaches you to be more patients, increases empathy, and your knowledge. So, I highly recommend people to read books regularly. It doesn’t matter what book you read, all that matters is that you read them regularly. Researchers say that reading books regularly improves your writing ability and keeps your brain sharp. I have listed below some of the best must read books of all time that you must read at least once before you die.

But before that,

What are the Benefits of reading books?



There are many benefits to reading books, some of them are:

  • Sharpens your brain
  • Improves your vocabulary
  • Lower your stress
  • You become more empathize
  • Increases your memory power
  • Increases your concentration and focus
  • Gain more knowledge
  • Lower your depression
  • Improves your writing skill
  • You sleep more peacefully

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10 best must-read books of all time



Here are some of the best must read books of all time,


1.       The Secret


the secret



The Secret is the best selling self-motivation guide written by Rhonda Byrne, and it has been sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The book talks about the Law of attraction and it narrates how the law of attraction works and how dreams can become reality when you constantly think about your dreams and the things you want in life. I have read it for more than 4 times and I feel this is one of the books which I would recommend everyone to read before they die.

The books revolve around three laws- 1) Ask 2) Believe 3) Receive. It means that when you ask yourself what you want from your life and then believe that you already received and only then your dreams would come true. When you truly believe in your dreams to make it true and work for it, the whole universe conspires to make your wish come true.

This book is for everyone who believes they can achieve anything they want and work hard for it and also one of the must read books of all time. So go and read it today.


2.       Ikigai





Ikigai is one of the bestselling books written by Hector Garcia and Albert Liebermann. The book is about finding happiness within and never retiring and always staying busy in life. Ikigai is a Japanese word for “a reason for living”.

The book talks about the purpose of life and how to find your Ikigai. The authors of the book went to a small town in Japan where they met old people who were around 80-90 years old and talked to them to know what they eat and how they stay healthy and fit even after being so old.

This is one of the books that would give you a reason to live and to find the purpose of your life and also it is one of the must read books of all time. It is a great way to get motivated and stay healthy.

These are some of the rules of Ikigai that are mentioned in the book,

  1. Stay active, don’t retire
  2. Take it slow
  3. Don’t fill your stomach
  4. Surround yourself with good friends
  5. Get in shape for your next birthday
  6. Smile
  7. Reconnect with nature
  8. Give thanks
  9. Live in the moment
  10. Follow your Ikigai


3.       Rich Dad Poor Dad


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Rich Dad Poor Dad has been the best seller book in the New York Times for over six years. The book is written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It was published on April 1, 2000.

The book narrates how one can live a financially free life and build their wealth by investing in assets for growing their money, starting a business, and increasing financial knowledge to grow their business and financial aptitude. Here, the author talks about a rich dad who is supposed to be his friend’s dad who has work hard in building his empire by investing and owning a business, and about a poor dad who he said is his dad who worked hard all his life but could not live a financially free life.

This book is for every aspiring entrepreneur and businessmen who aspire to be financially free and live a successful and happy life. I highly recommend to read it once if you want to know how to get financial freedom and it is also one of the must read books of all time.


4.       Zero to One


  Zero to One



Zero to one is one of the must read books of all time written by Peter Thiel and Blake Master and it is one of the best seller books of all time. The book has a very special message on why you should create something new instead of copying other’s business plans.

The author of the book described how there are many uncovered places where we can grow our business. Instead of copying other businesses, one can create their own unique business plan that is currently not developed by any entrepreneurs i.e. to start from zero to one. Here, he narrates in the book that everything in business occurs only once, what it means is that the next Bill Gates is not going to build an operating system or the next Elon Musk won’t make Electric cars. There can only be one Bill Gates or only be one Elon Musk, the next Bill Gates would build a new innovative product.

The book talks about why copying other companies won’t make a difference in this world and why we should start from zero to one.


5.       Think and Grow Rich


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Think and Grow Rich is written by Napoleon Hill and it was published in 1937. It is the bestselling book of Napoleon Hill and still remains one of the best sellers even after 80 years of its release.

The author narrates how people can change their lifestyle by suppressing their negative thoughts to positive thoughts and work on their long term goals. It is one of the best self-development books and one of the must read books of all time.

Before writing his book, Napoleon spends almost 20 years analyzing the lifestyle and the habits of rich people which led him to the 14 principles he wrote in his book to achieve success in life.

These 14 principles are,

  1. Thoughts are think
  2. Desire
  3. Faith
  4. Autosuggestion
  5. Specialized knowledge
  6. Imagination
  7. Organized planning
  8. Decision
  9. Persistence
  10. Power of the mastermind
  11. The mastery of six transmutation
  12. The subconscious mind
  13. The mind
  14. The sixth sense.

The book has a total of 238 pages and can be completed in one day. So, grab your book today.


6.       The subtle of not giving a F#ck


the subtle art of not giving a f-ck


The book is one of the best-sellers written by a famous blogger and author Mark Manson. He mentioned in the book that everything has a limit even happiness and that if you get more of it, it becomes too much to handle. The book narrates how we should not care about what people say about happiness and then doing things that they say would give happiness. The book tells us how we should live a happy life by choosing what you like and stop taking other people’s opinions.

This is a great book that everyone must read once in a lifetime before they die and also it is one of the must read books of all time.



7.       Outliers




The outliers is one of the bestselling books written by Malcolm Gladwell. Here he talks about how many factors come into play when we talk about success.

The book talks about how we can’t increase our skills after a certain threshold, it won’t help in achieving any further. Also how the month of your birth matters in many areas matter. Here, the book also talks about how one can become an expert at something by practicing for 10,000 hours. Also, it is mentioned that the place of your birth matters for a certain reason.

Outliers is one of the best books to establish yourself and learn many things from it.



8.       The Monk who sold his Ferrari


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The monk who sold his Ferrari is one of the highest-selling books written by Robin Sharma. It was published in 1997 by Harper Collins Publishers.

The book revolves around a rich man Julian Mantle and his friend John who aspire to be like him. Mantle narrates to his friend how he sold his house and his beautiful red Ferrari, leaving everything behind to start his journey to India to seek peace. Mantle tells his friend how a heart attack changed his entire life and how he went to seek mental peace in the Himalayas. After he returned from India, his friends found him to be a completely different person than he was before.

He explained to his friend how he gained so much peace and humility and to live a happy, peaceful, and successful life. The book narrates how daily good habits can change one’s life and help people to achieve their dreams by mastering their minds.

The book is a great source to get motivation and helps people to inspire in achieving their dreams. Some books are unique in their own way, though it contains almost a similar guide compared to other books I recommended, it has a message in it which I found to be really interesting and fascinating.



9.       The Alchemist





The Alchemist is an international bestseller book written by a famous Brazilian author Paulo Coelho and it was published in 1988. The book was written in just two weeks, Paulo explained that it was written quickly because he already had the story in his mind.

The book is about the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy, named Santiago, who dreamt of the same dream every night. It is a story of the boy who started his journey dreaming of a treasure that he found in Egypt in his dream and exploring and living his life while treasure hunting.

The book is a great way to inspire from and it tells us how your journey is as much important as your destiny. It tells you “when you really want something that you dream of having, the whole universe conspires to make your dream come true.”

The Alchemist is an amazing novel and one of the must read books of all time that everyone should read once.


10.   To kill a Mockingbird


To kill a Mockingbird



To kill a Mockingbird is the bestselling book and award-winning novel written by Harper Lee. The story is about the life of three children who at a very young age realized and also fought for racial discrimination and injustice in society. It was published in 1960 and it was an instant hit after its publication and is widely read in middle schools and high schools of the United States.

It is one of the must read books of all time that I would recommend you to try reading at least once in a lifetime.